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Salesforce Spring ‘22 Release

  • 21 Jan 2022
  • elizabeth_keenan

It’s nearly time to say hello to Spring ‘22 Release. Are you ready? Today we’re sharing some key highlights and information on Spring ‘22. You can also click here to subscribe to the public Google Calendar for dates related to every release. 

TIMELINE

As we near the full release of Spring ‘22, we wanted to share some tips, as well as the timeline. 

HIGHLIGHTS & KEY DATES:

  • December 16th - early access for a pre-release org
  • December 22nd -  Release notes available
  • January 6th - Refresh your sandbox 
  • January 7th - Sandbox Preview starts 
  • January 14th - First Release Weekend
  • January 31st - Learn MOAR Spring ’22 features on Trailhead
  • February 4th - Awesome Admin Release Preview [live]
  • February 4th - Second Release Weekend
  • February 11th - Third/final release Weekend

TIPS

  • Read the Release Notes-> filter the release notes to find specific updates.
  • Blog posts from trailblazers regarding releases are available here.
  • Take a look at this post to see how to refresh your sandbox
  • Check the date releases coming out for your instance (click here to check)
  • Join this Trailblazer Group to get the latest on all things release readiness and get involved with the #Spring22Treasure
  • Do the Release Readiness Trailmix and the Spring ‘22 Trailhead (when available)
  • Before the release date, test your main Use Cases to ensure everything will continue to work correctly.
  • Need more tips? Check out this post of ours

RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS:

1. Visualize All Your Record-Triggered Flows in One Place with Flow Trigger Explorer

(release notes here)

You can now use the Flow Trigger Explorer to manage and see your record-triggered flows. This new tool is more visual and interactive than the Flows list view and shows all flows connected with a specific object.

 

Applies to: Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic in Essentials, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer editions.

2. Work More Efficiently with Knowledge Search Filters (Pilot)

(release notes here)

Apply knowledge filters from the Global Search box or Knowledge sidebar. The filter will stick once you stay in the same tab and session. 

Applies to: Lightning Experience in Essentials, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited editions with Lightning Knowledge enabled.

3. Multi-Factor Authentication Requirement

(release notes here)

Starting February 1, 2022, customers are contractually required to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) when accessing Salesforce products.

Applies to: Lightning Experience, Salesforce Classic, and all Salesforce mobile apps in all editions.

4. Get Insights from Core Forecasting KPIs Quickly

(release notes here)

Calculating forecasting metrics manually can be time-consuming and subject to user error.  You can now calculate ‘Gap to Quota’ and ‘Pipeline Coverage’ metrics automatically by including columns in your forecasting grid. Salesforce is providing two ready-to-use calculated columns to simplify this process.

Applies to: Sales Cloud in Lightning Experience in Performance, Unlimited, Enterprise, and Developer editions with Forecasting turned on.

5. Manage Permission Sets and Permission Set Group Assignment Expiration Dates with an Enhanced User Experience (Beta)

(release notes here)

It’s easier than ever before to search for and filter users to assign permission sets (and permission set groups). You can now manage expiration dates for those permissions even better with the Lightning list views.

Applies to: Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic in all editions.

6. Write More Robust UI Tests with UTAM (Generally Available)

(release notes here)

Based on the popular Page Object design pattern commonly used in UI tests, the UI Test Automation Model (UTAM) is here. When Salesforce or any web application changes the DOM of the components and pages, they also change in the app. JSON page objects make your tests more robust and reduce test maintenance time every time an application UI changes. 

Because UTAM moves test logic into JSON page objects, you can handle many changes by updating your page objects rather than test code. It’s much less effort to update the JSON page object for a changed component than it is to rewrite complicated UI automation tests.

7. Convert Workflow Rules to Flows with the Migrate to Flow Tool (Beta)

(release notes here)

The future of low-code automation is here and the time to transition starts now. Use the Migrate to Flow tool to convert your workflow rules into flows. Flow Builder can do everything that workflow rules can do—and more.

Applies to: Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic in Essentials, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer editions.

There you have it, everything you need to know about Spring ‘22 Release.

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