Release Notes Changes

Read about changes to the release notes, with the most recent changes first.

January 17, 2018

Popup Helps You and Your Users Adopt Lightning Experience
Added information about a prompt to try Lightning Experience.

January 3, 2018

Tooling API New and Changed Objects
Added five new first- and second-generation packaging objects.
Be More Productive with the Salesforce CLI (Generally Available)
Added link to the weekly CLI update release notes.
Track More Types of Time-Based Workflow Events
Added a note about a new type on the Time-Based Workflow event log file type.
Changed Objects
Added documentation for a new Type value on the Time-Based Workflow event log file type.

December 13, 2017

Removed the announcement that deployments now recompile all Apex code. This change wasn’t rolled out to all orgs.
Increase the Visibility of Critical Information with Pinned Posts (Beta)
Added that a pinned post appears twice in a feed, where it’s posted and where it’s pinned. Added that users can pin only those posts directly added to a feed and not posts that were added through @mentions.

December 6, 2017

Enjoy a Modern Chatter Experience in Salesforce for iOS
Added a note about viewing All Company in the new feed experience.

November 28, 2017

New Objects
Added coverage for the OutOfOffice object.
Refresh the Performance Chart for Up-to-Date Data
Added documentation about refreshing the performance chart on the Home page.
Opportunities: Opportunity Teams, Opportunity Products, Contact Roles, Forecast Category
Updated editions tables for Opportunity release notes to clarify feature availability.
Be More Productive with the Salesforce CLI (Generally Available)
Removed Powershell as a system requirement for running the Salesforce CLI on Windows. Indicated that the SFDX_DISABLE_ENCRYPTION environment variable will be deprecated in Spring ’18. Added information regarding the new --synchronous parameter for the force:apex:test:run command.
Tooling API New and Changed Objects
Added five new Package2* objects.
Update Record Owners from List Views
Announced the ability to update record owners from list.
Approve and Disable Automation Services in Salesforce Authenticator
Updated automation text in the UI.
Easily Connect to Salesforce Authenticator with a Guided Tour
Added a guided tour through the app on new authentication methods.
Track Account Activity on Salesforce Authenticator
Created more ways to access and track account activity.
Keep Your Data Flowing with Dataflow Enhancements
Announced that data extraction from Salesforce Big Objects is supported in sfdcDigest Nodes.

November 15, 2017

Explore Features with Trailhead
Added new admin trail for Collaborative Forecasts in Lightning Experience: Optimize Sales Forecasts.
Field Service Mobile: Android App Generally Available and iOS App Turns 3.0
Added call out for a bug with the branding system for Android 3.0.
Enhance Fields on Your Salesforce Records with Lightning Data
Changed “third-party data” to “Lightning Data.” Lightning Data, now on AppExchange, offers packages of industry data that you can add to Salesforce accounts, contacts, and leads.
Changed Objects

Added documentation for the Guid field on the FlowInterview object.

Formula Field References Must Match Process Trigger Objects
Field references in formulas must now have the same object as the process’s trigger.
Update Your Facebook Authentication Provider to Get User Information
Added more fields that the default Facebook authentication provider returns.
Chatter Answers is No Longer Supported in Spring ’18
Chatter Answers will no longer be supported in Spring ’18. Previously, Chatter Answers was scheduled to retire in Spring ’18.

November 1, 2017

Salesforce1 Is Now Salesforce
Salesforce1 is now Salesforce for Android, Salesforce for iOS, and Salesforce mobile web.
Locate Image Objects with Einstein Object Detection (Beta)
Announced the beta availability of Einstein Object Detection.
Explore Features with Trailhead
Added new Trailhead module Einstein Intent API Basics.
Get Updated Email_Verified Value in UserInfo Endpoint and Identity URL Response
Added release note about the updated email_verified definition when an org or community user successfully verifies their email address after clicking a link in an email confirmation message.
Feature Gaps for Live Agent in Lightning Experience
Added a limitation to Live Agent in Lightning Experience about using subtabs and navigation rules with Live Chat Transcripts.
Metadata API
Added metadata types that let you drive app behavior and track activation metrics in subscriber orgs that install your package: FeatureParameterBoolean, FeatureParameterDate, and FeatureParameterInteger.
Experience New Charts on iOS Devices
Added the latest features.
Explore the Latest Dashboards and Lenses on Android Devices
Added the latest features.
Deployment: Changing a Field Type Between Master-Detail and Lookup Is Not Supported for Test Deployments
If you change a field type from Master-Detail to Lookup or vice versa, the change isn’t supported when running a test deployment (validation).

October 25, 2017

Field Service Mobile: Android App Generally Available and iOS App Turns 3.0
Added call out for new perm requirement to run flows.
Latest Service Analytics Version Lets You Choose Between Fast (Basic) and Custom Creation Options
Added note about new VisualForce configuration wizard that makes app setup and creation easier and more precise.
Field Service Mobile: Android App Generally Available and iOS App Turns 3.0
Removed the release note entitled “Customize Mobile App Settings for Different Users” because the feature was removed from the Winter ’18 release. For more information, contact Salesforce.
Control Action Visibility on Record Pages with a System Permission
Added information about a new user perm that can affect whether users see customized actions from a object’s page layout when they view record pages.
Filter More Options in the Tasks Component
Added back the topic about filtering the tasks component on the Home page in Lightning Experience.
Create Contact Roles for Opportunities from Contacts in Lightning Experience
Added a release note about new functionality on the opportunity related list for contacts.
Update Your Facebook Authentication Provider to Get User Information
Added release note about a change to the default Facebook authentication provider to return a user’s email address.
AppExchange: Redesigned Website, New Solution Types
Added release notes announcing changes to AppExchange’s design and product inventory.
Other Changes to the AppExchange Publishing Console
Added information about minimum pricing for paid AppExchange listings.
Shorten the Dev Life Cycle with Scratch Orgs (Generally Available)
Corrected the information for scratch org allocations. Maximum and daily allocations were switched.
Metadata API
Removed the announcement about the compactLayoutAssignment field on the CustomObject metadata type. No changes in this release.

October 18, 2017

Let Sales and Marketing Track the Influence of Multiple Campaigns on Opportunities
Clarified that Campaign Influence multi-touch attribution models require Sales Cloud and Pardot licenses, and do not become available in Sales Cloud until November 14, 2017.
What’s New in the Latest Version of Salesforce for Android and Salesforce for iOS
Announcing the general availability on the week of 10/16/17 for version 14.0 of Salesforce for Android and Salesforce for iOS. Learn all about the new enhancements for your users.
Macros: Creating Efficient Support Agents and Happy Customers
Added a note about quick text and email template support for macros in Lightning Experience.
Other API Changes
Updated the API section to reflect that SOQL queries based on record type return results only for objects to which the user running the query has Read access.
Connect, Learn, and Blaze Trails Together in the New Trailblazer Community
Announced that the Salesforce Success Community has been renamed the Trailblazer Community.
Supercharge Financial Accounts with Customizable Views and Rollups
Functionality to create new Financial Account rollup rules and filter criteria, and to determine when a rollup is triggered and under what conditions, is not supported.
Turn Event Data into Engaging Customer Experiences with Salesforce IoT Explorer Edition
Added release notes for Salesforce IoT Explorer Edition.

October 11, 2017

Salesforce DX: The New Frontier for Salesforce App Development
Updated the release notes in the Salesforce DX section to reflect changes introduced in the mid-October GA of the Salesforce DX features.
Metadata API
Announced changes to the compactLayoutAssignment field on the CustomObject metadata type.
Personalize Your Community with CMS Connect
Added a link to instructions and code for creating the connector JSP page necessary for setting up personalization.
Changes to $Label Expression Processing
Undocumented methods of accessing custom labels using the $Label global value provider won’t work in the latest release.
New and Changed Lightning Interfaces
Added support for the force:hasRecordId interface for Lightning components used in the Utility Bar.

October 4, 2017

Changes to G Suite Setup Required to Continue Syncing Events
Alerting Lightning Sync for Google customers that to continue syncing events in Winter ’18, they need to work with their Google admin to update their G Suite configuration.
Added Field to Network Object
Added the enableUpDownVote field to the Network object in the Metadata API.
Leads: Speed Through Lead Conversions with Added Flexibility
Clarified that the new Convert Lead dialog box requires orgs to use the newer Apex-based lead convert and not the old lead convert based on PLSQL.
Collaborative Forecasts: Do More with Sales Predictions
Added information about the new video for Collaborative Forecasts in Lightning Experience.
Manage Service Contracts in Lightning Experience (Generally Available)
Clarified that contract line items cannot be mass-edited in Lightning Experience, and described a limitation regarding record types.
Make Sure Your Reps Never Forget to Remember with Task Reminders
Clarified that users can create and edit, but not receive, task reminders in Salesforce for Android, Salesforce for iOS, and Salesforce mobile web. Also, the New Task global action doesn’t support task reminders.
Help Reps Stay on Task with Task Notifications
Clarified that push notifications and reminders in the notification tray aren’t supported in Salesforce for Android, Salesforce for iOS, and Salesforce mobile web.

September 27, 2017

Add New Picklist Values in Managed Package Upgrades
We removed this entry from the release notes. This feature is no longer available in the Winter ‘18 release, and we are evaluating it for a future release.
New Objects
Added two new APIs: ListEmail and ListEmailRecipientSource.
Prevent Apex Callouts During Read-Only Mode
Added release notes about Apex callout best practices in read-only mode. A Salesforce org is in read-only mode during some Salesforce maintenance activities, such as planned site switches and instance refreshes.
New and Changed Lightning Components
Added information about changes to lightning:button and lightning:buttonStateful.
Help and Training
Added Help and Training section.
Changed Objects
Noted that on the DuplicateRecordSet object, the DuplicateRuleId field label has been changed back to Duplicate Rule ID. Earlier in Winter ’18, the label was Parent.
New Launch Experience for Salesforce Optimizer
Added information about Optimizer’s redesigned launch page.
Add Person Accounts to Campaigns from Account Reports
Added information about adding person accounts to campaigns.
Productivity Features: Task Reminders, Enhanced List Views, and Forecasting in the Sales Console
Removed the topic about filtering the tasks component on the Home page in Lightning Experience.
Create Your Own Mega-Feeds with Streams
Corrected name of components to Stream List and Stream Detail.
Pardot Available in Japanese (Beta)
Added information about Pardot’s Japanese beta release.

September 20, 2017

Other Changes in Sales Cloud Einstein
Added information about label changes in Sales Cloud Einstein
Supported Browsers for Lightning Experience
Updated information about Internet Explorer 11 support for Lightning apps.
You Asked for It!
Added Ideas that we delivered.
Component Code Validation Occurs Automatically When You Save
Added a link to the corresponding developer guide section, which provides details about the validations performed.
Relax While We Convert Your Relative URLs to Absolute URLs (Beta)
Added details about where relative URLs are converted.
Use Macros in Your Lightning Console Apps
Added information about support for Macros in all Lightning console apps, including the Sales Console.
Lightning Dialer: Record Custom Voicemail Greetings
Removed the topic about showing a standard company phone number when making calls.
Assets: Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Asset Hierarchies
Explained how to add the View Asset Hierarchy action to asset page layouts.
New and Changed Lightning Components
Added information about new components, lightning:outputField and lightning:recordViewForm, and changes to lightning:datatable and lightning:verticalNavigation.
Changed Objects
For the Task object, on the TaskSubtype field, the picklist value List Email was added.
Attach External Documents to Cases and Report on Them, Too
Added consideration that Chatter must be enabled for users to attach external documents to cases.
Customize Console Apps with the Lightning Console JavaScript API (Generally Available)
The Utility Bar API, Workspace API, and Omni-Channel API have moved to the lightning namespace. Console tab events, such as lightning:tabClosed and lightning:tabFocused, have also moved to the lightning namespace.
Interact More Easily with Salesforce Authenticator Through Accessibility Updates
Added information on accessibility updates in Salesforce Authenticator 2.10.1.
Get More Time Before Backup and Restore Notifications Appear
Added information on changes to backup and restore notifications in Salesforce Authenticator 2.10.1.

September 13, 2017

View Read-Only and Formula Fields on Update a Record Quick Actions
Added information about this change.
Simplify Scheduling with Service Crews
Noted that the crew size fields on work types are hidden for all users by default.
Do More with Multiple Signatures on Service Reports
Noted that the Signature Type field appears in the service report template editor as Type.
View Read-Only Fields in the Related Record Component
Added information about updates to the Related Record component.
Create Tomorrow’s Reports Today with the Lightning Report Builder (Beta)
Added another difference between the Salesforce Classic report builder and the Lightning Experience report builder. In the Lightning Experience report builder, when grouping by a date field, you can’t customize date granularity.
Let Users Hold Video Meetings and Send Instant Messages Right from a Record with the Cisco Spark Group Conversations Component
Updated the names of the components.
Let Users Manage Shared Work Spaces in Cisco Spark for Salesforce
Updated the names of the components.
Cisco Spark for Salesforce: Connect with Customers and Reps Without Leaving Salesforce (Generally Available)
Updated the names of the components.
New Financial Services Cloud Record Types
New record types added to objects.
Change Opportunity Forecast Category
Added information about updating Forecast Category on opportunities.
Keep Your External Data up to Date with Change Data Capture (Pilot)
Clarified that data change events must be explicitly enabled for custom objects.
Beef Up Your Community Pages with JSON Content (Beta)
Added a note about SEO.
Change CustomTab Type From S-Control to Visualforce Page
Clarified that you can now use Metadata API to change a CustomTab type.

September 6, 2017

Reports and Dashboards REST API
Added information about folders resources in the Reports and Dashboards REST API.
Rapidly Clicking a Custom Action No Longer Launches Multiple Instances
Added details about this bug fix.
View Read-Only and Formula Fields on Update a Record Quick Actions
Added information about this change.
Package Your Recipes
Added information concerning the need to use a recipe in a dataset before packaging the recipe.
Integrate Sharing Inheritance with Security Predicates
Added note that you can choose only one supported object per dataset for sharing inheritance in Analytics.
Critical Updates for Stricter CSP Restrictions
The critical updates will be extended to production orgs in Spring ’18, rather than the previously scheduled Winter ’18 release.

August 30, 2017

View Related List Data Quickly with Related List Quick Links
Removed statement that the component will be automatically added to uncustomized record pages when orgs upgrade to Winter ’18.
Field Service Managed Package: Smarter Territory Creation, Multiday Work, and Designated Work
Removed statement that deep clone will be available on scheduling policies.
SAML Signing Certificate Has Been Retired
Clarified instructions concerning whom is affected and how to act.

August 21, 2017

Salesforce Winter ’18 Release Notes
Published preview release notes.