Lighting Experience is one of the best user interfaces designed by Salesforce. It is faster, quicker and easier to maintain. If you are still using Salesforce Classic user interface, winter’18 release will give you hundreds of reasons to switch to Lighting Experience. Some of the key features, that are now available in Lightning, include – Territory Management, Collaborative Forecasts, Report folder sharing, Sharing your calendar with co-workers, Case Milestones, Service Contracts, Lightning Report Builder(beta), etc.
Currently, Winter’18 release is available under the pre-release program. On the 8th and 9th of September, Sandboxes will be upgraded; as a result, your organization will get the look and feel of Winter’18 release.
If you have not read the entire 559 pages of Salesforce Winter’18 release notes, check out Winter’18 release quick summary written by me.
I combed through the release notes and highlighted the most exciting, interesting, and useful Lightning Experience features. Believe me, it was hard to stop at just ten! To kick things off, here is my take on the coolest Lightning features from Winter’18 release.
1) Get to the Right Record Faster with Enhanced Instant Results:- Now you can find the right record even before reaching the search results page. Spell correction has arrived in instant results. And if you know the account associated with the contact or opportunity, instant results provide more relevant suggestions.
When a search term gets no results because of a possible misspelling, users see suggestions that match corrected spellings of the search term. Salesforce checks only the record name. Spell correction works for only one term, even when multiple terms are entered. If multiple terms are misspelled, Salesforce corrects only the first misspelled term.
For example, search for the accounts associated with word Apple, by mistake if you enter appel Salesforce will auto correct it. This feature also works with Account’s related records such as – Contacts and Opportunities. Read the rest of this entry!