How and When Do Features Become Available?

Some features in Spring ’16 affect all users immediately after the release goes live. You may want to communicate these changes to your users beforehand so they are prepared. Other features require direct action by an administrator before users can benefit from the new functionality.

Lightning Experience

It’s here ... the new Salesforce user experience! Lightning Experience is a completely reimagined interface. Even better, it’s built on our UI platform, so the experience can grow and evolve with your needs. Learn about the benefits of this intuitive, efficient interface. Then decide when it’s time to make the switch—the power is in your hands. (If you used person accounts in your production org before now, Lightning Experience is available within 24 hours after the Spring ’16 release. Otherwise there’s no wait.)

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Is Lightning Experience Right for Your Salesforce Org? check icon indicating true
Transition to Lightning Experience: Let’s Do This! check icon indicating true
Lightning Experience Considerations check icon indicating true

Financial Services Cloud

Today’s digitally connected investors expect personalized outreach, proactive insights, and goals-based advice from their financial advisors. Salesforce Financial Services Cloud delivers the technology to accelerate your advisors’ productivity, helping them engage with clients like never before and build deeper, lasting, more profitable relationships.

Health Cloud

Delivering outstanding patient care means more than simply managing the information and events that involve patients. Health Cloud reinvents the way that care coordinators engage with patients.

Sales

Help marketing and sales teams drive more business to your company. Get sales reps to zero in on activities that need their attention. And help your sales teams increase their sales productivity in Lightning Experience.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Core Sales Features: Help Reps Sell Using Lightning Experience
Accounts: Store Information About the People and Business You Work with in Lightning Experience
Person Accounts: Supported in Lightning Experience (Beta) check icon indicating true
Account Insights: Better Display and Navigation in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Account Insights: Improve the Relevancy of News in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Forecasts: Use Collaborative Forecasts with Custom Fiscal Years check icon indicating true
Campaigns: Drum Up New and Repeat Business in Lightning Experience (Beta)
Create Initiatives to Complement Sales Efforts check icon indicating true
Add Members to Marketing Campaigns in One Fell Swoop check icon indicating true
Track Campaign Member Status check icon indicating true
See Campaign Membership for Leads, Contacts, and Person Accounts check icon indicating true
See a Campaign’s Effect on Deals in the Pipeline check icon indicating true
Opportunities: Track and Manage Your Deals in Lightning Experience
Opportunity Board Is Now Opportunity Kanban check icon indicating true
Opportunity Teams: Team Up on Opportunities in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Productivity Features: Help Sales Reps Do More with Lightning Experience
List Views: Find Data Faster in Lightning Experience
Filter and Customize to Get Data Faster in Lightning Experience (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Resize Columns in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Home: Keep Tabs on Your Meeting Schedule and Task List check icon indicating true
Global Actions and Composer Windows: Take Notes, Add Events and Tasks, and Log Calls from Anywhere in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Email: Be More Productive with a Pop-Out Composer Window, Updatable Templates, and More in Lightning Experience
Write Email and Create Templates More Efficiently From the Composer Window check icon indicating true
Update and Maintain Email Templates More Easily check icon indicating true
Send Email from Campaign and Case Records check icon indicating true
Activities: Keep Up with the Speed of Business in Lightning Experience
Activities Global Actions: Create Activities on the Spot, When You Want check icon indicating true
Activity Timeline: Zero In on the Activities You Want to See check icon indicating true
Calendar: Create a Meeting by Clicking a Time Slot check icon indicating true
Opportunity Calendar: Stay on Top of Opportunities (Beta) check icon indicating true
Task List: Let Overdue Tasks Wait check icon indicating true
Other Changes in Activities check icon indicating true
Notes: Compose from Any Lightning Page and Let Reps Restore Previous Versions
Notes: Easily Create Notes Directly From Record Detail Pages check icon indicating true
View and Restore Previous Versions of Notes check icon indicating true
Notes: Include Images in Notes check icon indicating true
Notes: Filter the Notes List View check icon indicating true
Notes No Longer Requires Chatter check icon indicating true
Check Spelling in Your Notes check icon indicating true
Microsoft® Integration: Sync and Work Between Microsoft Email Systems and Salesforce
Salesforce App for Outlook: Integrate Microsoft and Salesforce in the Cloud
Support for Using Outlook for Mac 2016 check icon indicating true
Create Salesforce Records Directly in Microsoft Email Applications check icon indicating true
Relate Emails to Salesforce with Microsoft® Exchange 2013 On-Premises check icon indicating true
My Domain Now Supported for Salesforce App for Outlook check icon indicating true
Forget the Name Email Connect check icon indicating true
Verify Your Security Protocol to Avoid Service Interruptions check icon indicating true
Exchange Sync: Sync Microsoft® Contacts and Events Without Software (Beta)
Sync Sales Reps’ Private Events check icon indicating true
Exchange Sync Supports Microsoft® Exchange Server 2016 check icon indicating true
Test Your Connection Between Salesforce and Microsoft® Exchange check icon indicating true
Verify Your Security Protocol to Avoid Service Interruptions check icon indicating true
Salesforce for Outlook: Integrate Microsoft® Outlook® and Salesforce
Salesforce for Outlook and Platform Encryption Play Well Together check icon indicating true
Salesforce for Outlook v3.0.1 Supports Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.2 check icon indicating true
Upgrade Soon to Avoid Service Interruptions check icon indicating true
Pardot: Make Lead and Contact Syncing Smarter
Salesforce Connector: Sync Most Recently Updated Record check icon indicating true
Salesforce Connector: Merge and Delete Prospects Automatically check icon indicating true
Data Compliance: Specify Cookie Durations check icon indicating true
Lists: View and Share Segmentation Rule and Dynamic List Previews check icon indicating true
Reporting: View Visitor Graphs check icon indicating true
Engage for Gmail: Access Prospect Details in Gmail check icon indicating true
Other Changes in the Sales Cloud
Easily Find Merge Fields for Templates and Emails check icon indicating true
Get Copies of Email You Send check icon indicating true
Get Mass Email Opt-Out and Bounce Indicators Before You Send check icon indicating true
Unresolved Items: Available in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Leads: Update Details for Converted Leads in Salesforce Classic check icon indicating true
Permission Required to Edit Contract Settings check icon indicating true
Data Import Wizard: Import Data from Some Object Home Pages check icon indicating true

Analytics

Drive business decisions with data and analysis from Salesforce Reports and Dashboards and Wave Analytics.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Reports and Dashboards
Show Details in Matrix Reports in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Filter Dashboards in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
View Dynamic Dashboards as Other Users in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
View Tables on Dashboards in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Improvements to the Reports and Dashboards Home Pages in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
More Options for Charts in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Manage Everyone’s Reports and Dashboards check icon indicating true
Wave Analytics
Integrate Data
Enrich Your Datasets with Derived Fields check icon indicating true
Create Multiple Dataflows with Replication (Pilot) check icon indicating true
Creating Datasets With Wave Connector for Excel No Longer Requires Special Admin Setup check icon indicating true
Sales Wave Analytics App
Better Organized Sales Wave Configuration Wizard Now Lets You Control Security Settings check icon indicating true
Pipe Activity and Account Summary Dashboards Added to Sales Wave App check icon indicating true
App Setup Dashboard Tracks Your Configuration Wizard Selections check icon indicating true
Explore, Visualize, and Design
Quickly Build Responsive Grid-Based Dashboards with Flex Dashboard Designer (Beta) check icon indicating true
Customize Lenses and Dashboards More Easily with Integrated Tools check icon indicating true
Make Your Dashboards More Interactive with Auto-Faceted SAQL Query Lenses check icon indicating true
Take Out the Guesswork When Designing a Dashboard Layout check icon indicating true
Quickly Get Up to Speed with Dashboard JSON Changes check icon indicating true
Expand Your Visualization Capabilities with New Chart Types check icon indicating true
Additional Interface Changes to Improve the Wave Experience check icon indicating true
Extend the Power of Wave with Communities and New Actions
Securely Share Wave Analytics with Community Partners and Customers (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Custom Action Menus Broaden Support for Standard Salesforce Actions check icon indicating true
Experience Wave Mobile with the Latest iOS Features check icon indicating true
Develop with the Wave REST API
Wave REST API Moves into the Limelight check icon indicating true
Enhance Your Wave Application with New API Endpoints check icon indicating true
Build Powerful Queries Using SAQL
Drill Down into Your Data with New Windowing Functions check icon indicating true
Aggregate Better Than Average check icon indicating true
Exponentially Better Math Functions check icon indicating true

Service

Extend your support team’s service out into the field with work orders. Set up knowledge faster with an automatically created article type and standard page layouts, and set up social service without contacting Salesforce or searching for settings.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Customer Service Tools in Lightning Experience
Field Service
Go Forth, Field Technicians: Introducing Work Orders (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Achieve Greatness in the Field with Field Service Lightning (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Assets
Model Complex Products with Hierarchical Assets check icon indicating true
Other Changes in Assets check icon indicating true
Knowledge
Control Your Data Integrity with Validation Rules on Article Types (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Article Type Page Layouts Function More Like Standard Page Layouts (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Other Changes in Knowledge check icon indicating true
Console for Service
Improve Performance by Limiting the Number of Open Tabs check icon indicating true
Preview Tab Contents with Tab Hovers check icon indicating true
Encourage Best Practices by Preventing Agents from Closing Tabs check icon indicating true
Reminder: We Don’t Support IE 8 Anymore check icon indicating true
Case Feed
Added Features Improve Viewing Emails in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Agents Can Use and Create Email Templates in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Create Cases from the REST API check icon indicating true
Live Agent
Enhanced Chat Transfer
Transfer Chats to a Chat Button or Queue check icon indicating true
Choose Transfer Options for Your Agents check icon indicating true
Keep Support Agents in Sync with Chat Transfer and Conference Messages check icon indicating true
Omni-Channel
Automatically Re-Route Waiting Requests with Push Time-Out
SOS
Provide Better Support by Accessing Your Customer’s Cameras During an SOS Session (Beta) check icon indicating true
Improve the Customer Support Experience in Your App Using the SOS Agent Availability API check icon indicating true
Social Customer Service
Know which Social Studio Account You’re Using without Leaving Salesforce (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Moderate Social Posts Easier and Faster (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Other Changes in Social Customer Service (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Web-to-Case
reCAPTCHA Lets You Validate That Cases Are Submitted by People, Not Spammers check icon indicating true
Macros
Run Macros on Any Object with a Feed-Based Layout and Increase Agent Productivity check icon indicating true
Run Macros Programmatically Using the API check icon indicating true
Organization Sync
Suspending a Connection Hides Published and Subscribed Objects Related Lists check icon indicating true
Bulk Sync a Specific Number of Entities to Save Time check icon indicating true
New In Progress Connection Status for More Clarity check icon indicating true

Mobile

Office? Who needs an office? It keeps getting easier to do what needs doing, from anywhere your sales reps and service agents find themselves. The Salesforce1 mobile app is smarter these days with the enhanced, interactive charts from Lightning Experience, plus new support for objects that keep track of products purchased from you and work orders performed for your customers. And everyone benefits from the reimagined, easy-to-use Salesforce Authenticator mobile app. Our new two-factor authentication app gives your org the strong protection it needs without requiring your users to jump through inconvenient and time-wasting hoops.

Communities

Spring ’16 is packed with changes that make templates even more customizable. You can show more Salesforce data with custom object pages, create records using global actions, and manage your community’s pages more easily. Plus, you can now add full Chatter capabilities to your community with Chatter Lightning components. These features are available in Salesforce Classic only. Other than in Setup, Communities is not supported in Lightning Experience.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Why You Must Upgrade Your Community Templates in Spring ’16 check icon indicating true
We’ve Renamed Some Template Components check icon indicating true
Chatter in Community Templates
Add Groups to Drive Collaboration in Your Napili Community check icon indicating true
New User Profile Component check icon indicating true
Show Users’ Related Lists on Profiles check icon indicating true
Mix-and-Match Feed Components to Meet Your Community’s Needs check icon indicating true
Rich Text Editing and Link Previews in the Publisher check icon indicating true
Files in Communities
Lightning File Preview Player Now Available in Communities check icon indicating true
Attach Multiple Files to a Single Post check icon indicating true
Unified File Selection in Communities check icon indicating true
Community Templates
Extended Records Functionality in Napili
Allow Community Members to Create Records check icon indicating true
Community Members Can Access More Actions on Records check icon indicating true
New-and-Improved Record List Component check icon indicating true
Customize Tabs in the Record Information Tabs Component check icon indicating true
Display Record Details Where You Need Them Most check icon indicating true
Show Related Record Data on Community Pages check icon indicating true
Napili Now Supports Even More Objects check icon indicating true
Lookup Fields on Records check icon indicating true
Improved Navigation for Community Users check icon indicating true
Topics, Subtopics, and the Topic Catalog
Set Up Subtopics to Structure Napili Community Navigation check icon indicating true
See Your Community’s Organized Content in the Topic Catalog check icon indicating true
Help Members Discover Content with Topic Recommendations check icon indicating true
Quickly Search Articles and Apply Topics in Your Community check icon indicating true
Extensible Aloha Template with Lightning Components check icon indicating true
Enhanced Leaderboard Drives More Engagement check icon indicating true
Endorse Knowledgeable Members from a Community User Profile Page check icon indicating true
Enrich Your Community with Images and Videos check icon indicating true check icon indicating true
Easy Account Access for External Users check icon indicating true
Easily Change Email and Password in the Community check icon indicating true
Community Builder
Manage Pages More Easily with the Enhanced Page Manager check icon indicating true check icon indicating true
Make the Most of Your Data with Improved Page Creation check icon indicating true check icon indicating true
Change Things Up with New and Custom Layouts check icon indicating true
Access Community Builder Directly from Setup check icon indicating true
Add Markup to the Page <head> to Customize Your Community check icon indicating true check icon indicating true
Improved Error Handling for Lightning Components check icon indicating true check icon indicating true
Enhanced Page Loading Experience check icon indicating true
Hide or Customize the Default Koa and Kokua Header check icon indicating true
jQuery No Longer Automatically Included for Custom Lightning Components check icon indicating true
Community Setup
Communities Setup is Now Available in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Maximum Number of Communities Is Now 50 check icon indicating true
Streamlined Setup of Two-Factor Authentication for Communities check icon indicating true
Let Users See Encrypted Data check icon indicating true
Community Management
Limit the Size and Types of Files Allowed in Your Community check icon indicating true
Increased Community Moderation Limits check icon indicating true
Extended Moderation Support for All Feed Types check icon indicating true
Display Blocked Keywords in Your User Messages for Moderation Rules check icon indicating true
Translate Your User Messages for Moderation Rules check icon indicating true
Keyword Lists Now Support Special Characters and Spaces check icon indicating true
Use the API to Set Up Moderation Rules check icon indicating true
Target Community Member Audiences for Your Recommendations check icon indicating true
Control Where Your Recommendations Appear check icon indicating true
Community Reports and Dashboards
Report Management for All Role-Based External Users check icon indicating true
Increased Dashboard Refresh Limit for Role-Based External Users check icon indicating true
New Custom Report Types and Fields for Moderation, Recommendations, and User Profile check icon indicating true
Share Wave Analytics with Your Community (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Community Insights and Analytics
Lightning Dashboards in Community Management check icon indicating true
New and Improved Insights and Dashboard for Community Management check icon indicating true
Other Changes
Edit Posts Containing Files or Links check icon indicating true
Increased User Limit for Customer Communities check icon indicating true
Customer Community Licenses Can Access Notes and Attachments on Accounts and Contacts check icon indicating true
Get Emails on Every Post in Large Community Groups check icon indicating true
Do More with Accounts, Cases, Contacts, and Documents in Employee Communities check icon indicating true
Robust Field-level Security for Guest Users check icon indicating true

Files

Files now works whether Chatter is on or off. Share files with people and groups in Lightning Experience. Manage access to files in new ways. Navigate your libraries in Files Home, and your Files Connect external sources when selecting files to post in Lightning. Devour this section to learn about all these juicy new features and more!

Search

Help your users quickly find the information they need. Some Spring ‘16 search changes will be immediately noticed (and appreciated) by users, such as search term spell correction. In Lightning Experience, we’re introducing search results sorting, enhanced formatting for instant results, expanded lineup of searchable objects, and a new button for custom objects and records inside lookups. Behind the scenes but still enhancing the search experience is expanded scope for synonym groups.

Data.com

Several key Data.com Prospector features are now available in Lightning Experience, including Company Hierarchy, Prospecting Insights, and the ability to discover contacts for accounts. Also in this release, Data.com Premium Clean customers can now automatically enrich leads with valuable company details.

Customization

We've got some key Lightning Experience enhancements—the ability to update your users’ navigation menus and more resources dedicated to helping you migrate. Picklists are getting better and better with new restricted picklists and improved global picklists. And for you Process Builder mavens, a new drag-and-drop interaction makes reordering the contents of your process easy as 1-2-3.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
General Administration
Customize the Navigation Experience for Lightning Experience Users
Create Lightning Experience Navigation Menus check icon indicating true
Considerations for Custom Navigation Menus check icon indicating true
URL Custom Button and Link Support in Lightning Experience and Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
Select Whether a Quick Action Creates a Feed Item On Execution check icon indicating true
Create Custom Success Messages for Quick Actions check icon indicating true
Custom List View Buttons No Longer Available in the Enhanced Page Layout Editor check icon indicating true
Delegate Admin Privileges to Select Users from Setup in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Eliminate Picklist Clutter with Restricted Picklists (Beta) check icon indicating true
Test-Drive Global Picklists More Easily (Pilot) check icon indicating true
Translate Global Picklists in Multiple Languages (Pilot) check icon indicating true
End of Support for JavaScript, iFrames, CSS, and Other Advanced Markup in Standard Messages & Alerts Home Page Components check icon indicating true
Formula Field Support in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Improved Bandwidth and Time Limit Enforcement for Force.com Sites check icon indicating true
Migrate to Lightning Experience like a Boss check icon indicating true
Lightning Experience Setup
Setup: Right-Click to View in a New Tab or Window in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Lightning App Builder
Deletion of Custom Lightning Experience Record Pages (Pilot) check icon indicating true
Create Custom Tab Sets on Record Pages in Lightning Experience (Pilot) check icon indicating true
Create Custom Lightning Experience Record Pages from Scratch in the Lightning App Builder (Pilot) check icon indicating true
Auto-Suggestion of Results in Lightning App Builder Drop-Down Menus check icon indicating true
Change in How the Recent Items Component’s entityNames Values Are Listed check icon indicating true
Data Customization
Data Import Wizard Enhancements
Import Person Accounts with the Data Import Wizard check icon indicating true
Accessing the Data Import Wizard check icon indicating true
Data Import Wizard Import Status check icon indicating true
Add and Update Campaign Members with the Data Import Wizard check icon indicating true
User Permission for Importing Custom Objects check icon indicating true
Data Import Wizard Respects More Field Accessibility Settings check icon indicating true
Data Loader check icon indicating true
Lightning Connect
Enable Writable External Objects with External Systems That Require CSRF Protection check icon indicating true
Access Encrypted Data Via Lightning Connect check icon indicating true
Process Builder
Easily Reorder Criteria in Your Process with Drag and Drop check icon indicating true
Reuse Names and Descriptions When Creating a New Process Version check icon indicating true
View Field Names in Your Process at a Glance check icon indicating true
Easier Mentions in Post to Chatter Actions check icon indicating true
Update ID Fields Using Formulas check icon indicating true
Send Email Alerts for Tasks and Events check icon indicating true
Sharing
Optimized Parallel Sharing Rule Recalculation check icon indicating true
Monitoring
Prevent Identity Fraud with Login Forensics (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Analyze Event Monitoring Data with the Admin Analytics App (Pilot) check icon indicating true

Security and Identity

We've improved two-factor authentication and added verification history. You can create your own authentication provider plugin. Your transaction policies can now use external web services, so you don’t have to write a lot of policy-specific code. And Platform Encryption is now available to protect data in Communities.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Authentication and Identity
Identity Verification Method Added for Two-Factor Authentication check icon indicating true
Streamlined Setup of Two-Factor Authentication for Single Sign-On and Social Sign-On Users check icon indicating true
New Profile Policy for Session Security Level at Login check icon indicating true
Session Timeout Name Changed in Profile Settings check icon indicating true
Control Session Security Level for Device Activation check icon indicating true
Track User Identity Verifications check icon indicating true
Implement Identity Verification in Your Custom Solution with Apex check icon indicating true
Improved Security for Identity Verification check icon indicating true
Improved Security for High-Assurance Resource Access Using APIs check icon indicating true
New Special Character Assistance When Changing Passwords check icon indicating true
New Time Values for Connected App Mobile App Settings check icon indicating true
External Identity Users Can Work with Accounts, Person Accounts, Assets, and Contacts check icon indicating true
Create a Custom Authentication Provider Plug-in with Apex check icon indicating true
Username Added to Identity Verification Email Message check icon indicating true
Platform Encryption
Encrypt Data in Communities check icon indicating true
Encrypt Email Attachments check icon indicating true
Key Management Permission Not Granted by Default check icon indicating true
Encrypted Fields Are PCI-DSS-Compliant check icon indicating true
Access Encrypted Data Via Lightning Connect check icon indicating true
Encrypt More Account and Contact Fields check icon indicating true
Don't Encrypt Data With Email Plugins check icon indicating true
Access Encrypted Data With Heroku Connect check icon indicating true
Detect Field Encryption with SObject check icon indicating true
Platform Encryption Supports Salesforce for Outlook check icon indicating true
Platform Encryption Supports Marketing Cloud Connect check icon indicating true
Encrypt Your Knowledge Articles check icon indicating true
Transaction Security Policies Address Security Issues check icon indicating true
Platform Security
View and Address Security Risks Using Health Check check icon indicating true
Default Certificate is 2048 Bits check icon indicating true
Upgrade Your Transport Layer Security (TLS) Version for HTTPS Connections check icon indicating true
Use an API Client Certificate for Improved Security check icon indicating true

Deployment

You now have new ways to deploy changes to your Salesforce org. Deployment changes include test options for change sets. Sandbox enhancements include a new sandbox copy engine and increased Developer Sandbox licenses.

Development

Force.com helps you develop new applications and integrations to help your organization or for resale to other organizations.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Custom Metadata Types
Bulk Create Custom Metadata Records check icon indicating true
Added Support for Custom Picklist Fields (Beta) check icon indicating true
Upsert Custom Metadata Records check icon indicating true
Visualforce
Visualforce for Lightning Experience (Beta) check icon indicating true
Add Visualforce Pages to the Lightning Experience Navigation Menu check icon indicating true
Use User.UITheme and UserInfo.getUiTheme() to Determine User Experience Context check icon indicating true
“Serve Static Resources from the Visualforce Domain” Critical Update Postponed check icon indicating true
“PageReference getContent() and getContentAsPDF() Methods Behave as Callouts” Critical Update Postponed check icon indicating true
Apex Code
Create More Robust Apex Tests and More Flexible Test Runs
Create Test Suites of Commonly Used Apex Test Classes check icon indicating true
Stop a Test Run That’s Failing Miserably check icon indicating true
Set and Modify the CreatedDate Field in Apex Tests check icon indicating true
Call Test.startTest() to Reliably Reset Limits in Apex Tests check icon indicating true
Use @future to Avoid the Dreaded MIXED_DML_OPERATION Error in Apex Tests check icon indicating true
Compare Currency to Decimals in Apex Tests check icon indicating true
Test WSDL-Based Asynchronous Callouts check icon indicating true
Locate Jobs in the Apex Flex Queue check icon indicating true
Test Performance Gains with Platform Cache Trials check icon indicating true
Purchase Platform Cache check icon indicating true
Make Calls to PageReference.getContent() After DML and Savepoints check icon indicating true
Find the Renamed Apex Developer Guide More Easily check icon indicating true
New and Changed Apex Classses
New Apex Classes check icon indicating true
Changed Apex Classes check icon indicating true
New Apex Enums check icon indicating true
New Apex Exception check icon indicating true
New Apex Interfaces check icon indicating true
Changed Apex Interfaces check icon indicating true
ConnectApi (Chatter in Apex)
New and Changed Classes check icon indicating true
New and Changed Input Classes check icon indicating true
New and Changed Output Classes check icon indicating true
New and Changed Enums check icon indicating true
Lightning Components
Run Lightning Components Apps Anywhere with Lightning Out (Beta) check icon indicating true
Capture Design Variables with Lightning Components Tokens (Developer Preview) check icon indicating true
Don’t Ignore Browser Console Warnings for Access Check Violations! check icon indicating true
Debug Lightning Components with the Salesforce Lightning Inspector check icon indicating true
Dynamically Populate Label Parameters with format() check icon indicating true
Improved Performance with Secure Client-Side Caching check icon indicating true
$A.error() Is Deprecated check icon indicating true
Sfdc JavaScript Global Is Removed check icon indicating true
Resolved Errors with Apex Controllers with List or Map Parameters check icon indicating true
Lightning Components check icon indicating true
API
Retirement of Endpoint Routing for API Logins check icon indicating true
New, Changed, and Retired Objects
New Objects check icon indicating true
Changed Objects check icon indicating true
Retired Objects check icon indicating true
SOQL
Query Records Saved in All Users’ Private Folders with the allPrivate Query Scope check icon indicating true
DISTANCE() Support with Location-based SOQL Queries check icon indicating true
Aliasing in SELECT convertCurrency() Statements check icon indicating true
Formatting for Number, Date, Time, and Currency Fields in SELECT Clauses check icon indicating true
REST API
Make the Same Requests Using Fewer API Calls with Friendly URLs check icon indicating true
New Resource: Parameterized Search check icon indicating true
New Resource: SObject Relationships check icon indicating true
SOAP API
Changed Calls check icon indicating true
Chatter REST API
New and Changed Chatter REST API Resources check icon indicating true
New and Changed Chatter REST API Request Bodies check icon indicating true
New and Changed Chatter REST API Response Bodies check icon indicating true
Reports and Dashboards REST API
Changed Reports and Dashboards REST API Request and Response Bodies check icon indicating true
Data.com API check icon indicating true
Bulk API
JSON Support for Bulk API check icon indicating true
Streaming API
Replay Generic Streaming Events (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Replay PushTopic Streaming Events (Beta) check icon indicating true
Tooling API
Tooling API Objects check icon indicating true
Tooling API Calls and Methods check icon indicating true
Metadata API
Metadata API Calls check icon indicating true
Metadata API Types check icon indicating true
Data Services
Bulk API for BigObjects check icon indicating true
Enhancements to Async SOQL (Pilot) check icon indicating true
Salesforce Console API (Integration Toolkit) check icon indicating true check icon indicating true
ISVforce
Turn AppExchange Checkout Data into Insights and Actions check icon indicating true
Allocate More Seats in the License Management App check icon indicating true
Meet the New Environment Hub
Create and Manage Orgs in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
New Permissions Required to Create Orgs check icon indicating true
API Enhancements for ISV Partners
Chatter REST API Enhancements check icon indicating true
Other API Enhancements check icon indicating true

General Enhancements

Improve your overall Salesforce experience with the ability to change owners for more records in Lightning Experience. Plus, all new orgs now come with duplicate record management features turned on.

Doc Content

We offer more engaging content and improved limits documentation. We added walkthroughs and Trailhead modules and added and updated instructional videos. We also updated some of our trust and compliance documents.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
More engaging content where you need it most
Improved Salesforce Limits Documentation
Walkthroughs
Videos
Trailhead Modules
Trust and Compliance Documentation
Updates to the Security Implementation Guide