Winter ’15 includes enhancements to the Partner
Community, Environment Hub, and the License Management Application (LMA).
The Partner Community, at https://partners.salesforce.com, now includes support for filing cases, integrated search, and online training sign-up, making it even more useful as the primary resource for ISVs.
Environment Hub Setup Simplified
My Domain deployment is no longer required for enabling Environment Hub. This simplifies the default setup and makes the feature more widely accessible.
Environment Hub Included with Platform License
Environment Hub is included with all platform licenses, making it available in additional development contexts. Previously, the feature was available only in organizations with a Salesforce license.
Refresh Licenses Using the LMA
Partners can refresh all customer licenses directly from the License Management App (LMA). This makes it easier to ensure that licenses are up-to-date without having to contact salesforce.com.
View More Subscriber Information in the LMA
The License Management App (LMA) displays additional information such as the status, instance, and expiration date of customer organizations. Partners can view all relevant license details in one place, making it easier to support customers.
Package External Data Integrations
The External Data Source component is now available in managed and unmanaged packages. Add external data sources and their dependent external objects and custom fields to packages to easily distribute external data integrations to any Salesforce organization.
Package Lightning Components
Package and distribute Lightning components and applications to make them available to other Salesforce users and organizations.