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Salesforce Summer’17 release notes preview are out. The Summer’17 release of Salesforce is now in available under the pre-release program. On 05th and 06th May Sandboxes will be upgraded so that your organization gets the look and feel of Summer’17 release. In this release, you can find lot of new features as well as new enhancements related to Lightning Experience, and Search functionalities.
For example, Make the Lightning Experience the only experience, Navigate to a Record Directly from an Action Success Message, Lightning Console Split View, Access Field History related lists in Lightning Experience, and See Results from External Search Engines with Federated Search are now available in Lightning Experience.
Also, check out these beta and pilot features:
- Connect Your Content Management System to Your Community (Beta): – CMS Connect lets you bring your Adobe Experience Manager content, such as headers, footers, and banners, into your community. CMS Connect is available in communities that are based on Customer Service (Napili), Partner Central, and any Lightning Bolt solutions.
- Encrypt Sensitive Lead Fields (Beta): -You can now encrypt 10 standard fields containing personally identifying information (PII) in Lead records.
- Dynamically Update Flow Screen Fields (Pilot): -Use field rules to control when to show, or hide, particular screen fields. Turn your flows into guided UIs that respond to users’ inputs and selections. This feature is available in Lightning Experience, Salesforce Classic, and all versions of the Salesforce1 mobile app. However, it takes effect only for flows that use Lightning runtime.
- Lightning Data Service (Beta): – Use Lightning Data Service to load, create, edit, or delete a record in your component, without using Apex code. Lightning Data Service handles sharing rules and field-level security for you. Lightning Data Service also improves performance and user-interface consistency.
You can now convert an existing object level picklist to a Global value Set. To promote a single picklist field into a global value set, edit your picklist field by clicking Promote to Global Value Set button.
Lightning Experience is supported by Apple® Safari® version 10.x+ on Mac OS X and Microsoft® Edge for Windows® 10. The most recent stable versions of Mozilla® Firefox® and Google Chrome™ are also supported. Microsoft® Internet Explorer® version 11 is retiring starting in Summer ’16(EOL December 31, 2020). You can’t access Lightning Experience in a mobile browser.
Salesforce Classic is supported with Microsoft® Internet Explorer® version 9, 10, and 11, Apple® Safari® version 8.x, 9.x, and 10.x on Mac OS X, and Microsoft® Edge for Windows® 10. The most recent stable versions of Mozilla® Firefox® and Google Chrome™ are also supported. Below is the quick summary of Summer’17 release from user’s /customer’s
Customers/Users Point of view
1. Use Your Classic Email Templates in Lightning Experience: – Now it is possible to use Salesforce Classic email templates in Lightning Experience. You can use your Text, Custom HTML, and Letterhead email templates in Lightning Experience. This change applies to Lightning Experience only.
2. Filter Your Case Feed in Lightning Experience: – Support agents can find what they are looking for in a case faster by using filters in feed-based case page layouts. This change applies to Lightning Experience only. For support agents, Lightning Experience feed filters work just like Salesforce Classic filters. Lightning Experience users see any custom feed filters created in your instance of Salesforce.