Salesforce published its Summer ’19 release last week and with that comes a wave of new features and improvements within the Salesforce platform. Here are our picks on some of the exciting and important changes.
In-App Guidance for Training, Onboarding, and News
Create an In-App learning experience with clicks, no code. Add prompts to onboard and train users, highlight configuration changes and news, introduce new features, and more with your own content. The In-App guidance will allow you to engage directly with your users to facilitate better guidance and adoption of your Salesforce application.
Bye bye CMS for Community Cloud hello Salesforce CMS
CMS for community cloud which was introduced back in Winter ’19 has more than a name change. Users can now share content across communities more easily, and collaborate with local and regional teams on projects. Create content outside of your communities in CMS workspaces by using the role-based access to control content authoring and settings access in Salesforce CMS. This feature is automatically turned on for all Community Cloud customers and any existing CMS for Community Cloud is transitioned to Salesforce CMS.
Enhanced Related Lists: More power with the Related lists
Related lists of up to 10 columns can now be resizable, sortable, perform mass actions and wrap texts. This lightning only feature is another reason to switch to the Lightning experience.
Salesforce Surveys: Now free and customizable
Salesforce surveys no longer require a separate license. Starting Summer ’19 anyone who has one of the following licenses will have the ability to send out unlimited surveys for free:
- Contract manager
- Marketing user
- Standard user
- System administrator
Getting response, however, is capped at 300 free responses. Any additional responses will require a response add-on pack which can be purchased based on the response received.
You can now also generate a unique survey invitation for a lead directly from the record by clicking Get Survey Invitation.
Make your code Prettier with “Format Your Code” in Developer Console
To “prettify” the code in an open file, select Edit | Fix Code Formatting. Or, press Ctrl+Alt+F. To configure your code-formatting settings, select File | Preferences and then adjust the settings whose names begin with Prettier.
Make employee training easier and effective using myTrailhead
This is probably my favorite feature of this release. Every Salesforce developer or admin has used Trailhead by now and it couldn’t be easier to train on your Salesforce organization using the same platform.
myTrailhead allows a customer to create unlimited training material based on their Salesforce instance, it is now possible to provide your users the same skill-based, gamified learning experience as Salesforce Trailhead with content that you create for your company.
In summation, Salesforce has yet again done a great job in introducing new features and improvements for the upcoming release. What are your thoughts about the new release? Please share in the comments section below.