View Org Changes in One Location with Release Updates (Generally Available)

In case you missed it in the last release, Release Updates offers a more detailed view of information previously found in Critical Updates and Security Alerts. Find all of your updates and alerts in an improved format. No more clicking through several locations to review important update information for your Salesforce org.

Where: This change applies to Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic in all editions, except Database.com.

How: From Setup, in the Quick Find box, enter Release Updates.The Release Updates main page displaying several updates in the Needs Action tab.
  1. Use tabs to view release updates for a specific category. Archived replaces the Steps Completed tab previously available in beta. When you view updates in Due Soon, Overdue, or Archived, a banner appears at the top indicating the status of the update. For example, a completed update in Archived displays the text “You’ve completed all recommended steps.” It also includes enforcement information. An update displaying a banner with "You've completed all recommended steps. Enforcement scheduled.
    Note

    Note

    In beta, the text “Due Soon” appeared at the top of the detail page for updates with upcoming enforcement dates. This text has been removed.

  2. Check the Complete Steps By date. Salesforce recommends completing your testing by this date because testing is not always supported beyond it.
  3. To check the release in which Salesforce enforces the update, use the Enforcement Scheduled or Enforced In information. In the beta release, we indicated the enforcement information with “Automatically enforced in.” To find out where to get the major release upgrade date for your instance, hover over the tooltip.
    Note

    Note

    Some release updates contain specific dates. In these cases, use the date information in the update as guidance for when to expect enforcement.

  4. Get quick information about an update without leaving the home page by clicking View Details.
  5. Start or stop a test run, complete update steps, and view step update history by clicking Get Started.

If extra steps have been added to an update since its original release, look for a horn icon, which indicates that the update has new steps to complete.