Salesforce Overall: Custom Apps, Efficient Navigation, and Field-Level Help
Winter ’17 gives you more reasons to love Lightning Experience. Create custom apps, navigate with
greater efficiency, and guide your users with field-level help.
Search: Find Information Faster
Search continues to get smarter and more intuitive. Improvements start in the Lightning Experience global search box, where suggested records include multiple objects, no matter where users are in the app. All searches go to Top Results for a high-level overview of best matches. The results page features a new layout, but the same fluid functionality. Plus, Salesforce Knowledge article search results have snippets, search indexes can be encrypted, more objects are searchable, and spell correction has expanded to custom objects.
Create Custom Apps in Lightning Experience and Navigate More Efficiently
We’ve reimagined Lightning Experience navigation to make your users more efficient and allow them to switch between apps that you can brand and customize. If you know Salesforce Classic, the updated navigation model will feel like a familiar friend, only better. This feature is available in Lightning Experience only.
Ready, Set, Relaunch: A New Look for the App Launcher
The App Launcher makes it more convenient for your users to access everything they need to do their job—and in fewer clicks. The App Launcher provides access to applications from Salesforce and other service providers in one convenient location. Also, with one click, your authorized users can go directly to the AppExchange to check out the latest apps. This feature is available in Lightning Experience only.
Get Field-Level Help in Lightning Experience
Salesforce Classic users have always appreciated the field-level help you create for your custom fields. Now your Lightning Experience users can love it, too! This feature is available in Lightning Experience, Salesforce Classic, and all versions of the Salesforce1 mobile app.
Create Multiple Records More Quickly in Lightning Experience
After your users create, edit, or clone a record in Lightning Experience, they can create another record using the Save & New button. The Save & New button lets users create records repeatedly without leaving their spot in the app. This feature is available in Lightning Experience only.
Record Details Tab Never Forgets in Lightning Experience
When your users expand or collapse a section in record details in Lightning Experience, the section stays that way even after visiting other areas in Salesforce. This change helps users scroll through a record faster, showing only the information they care about. This feature is available in Lightning Experience only.
Clearer, More Actionable Popup Messages for Records
Confirmation messages that appear after your users create, edit, delete, or clone a record successfully from a related list in Lightning Experience and Salesforce1 have changed. The messages include the record name for more context. This feature is available in Lightning Experience and all versions of the Salesforce1 mobile app.
Troubleshoot Record Errors Quickly and Easily in Lightning Experience
When your users edit records inline and errors occur, the fields containing errors appear in a popup at the bottom for easy scanning. Fields are linked in the popup so that your users can navigate to them quickly to fix. This feature is available in Lightning Experience only.
See More Specific Dialog Titles When Creating Records
When your users create a record in Lightning Experience, the Create dialog title includes the record type if it exists. For example, you have two record types, Large and Small, assigned to the Account object to indicate account size. When your users create an account with the Large record type, “Large” appears in the title of the Create dialog to provide more context. This feature is available in Lightning Experience only.
Control Sandbox Size by Reducing Version History
Minimizing the amount of version history you include from your production org speeds up your sandbox copy. You can configure the new Content Version History option when you create or refresh a Full sandbox. You can copy from 0 to 180 days of history, in 30-day increments. The default is 0 days.