Global picklists became generally available in Winter’17 and there are some nice enhancements to this feature already! They really make life so much easier and now in Summer ‘17 it’s possible to change restricted picklists to global picklists!
You can now get the Opportunity Stage History as a Related List in Lightning Experience and with this, you can review changes to an opportunity’s amount, probability, stage, and close date right on the record.
Also, Field History Related List is now available in Lightning! Finally, we can track and display the field histories (changes, old value, and new value) for standard or custom objects, regardless of the Salesforce interface you’re using. If you have added the History related list to objects in Salesforce Classic, you can now see them in Lightning Experience as well. You can also set up a field history related list in Lightning Experience directly. This change applies to Lightning Experience, Salesforce Classic, and all versions of the Salesforce1 mobile app.
Lightning Sync for Google
Nowadays we have even more reasons to love Lightning Experience. An assistant that helps us assess our readiness to migrate from Salesforce Classic to Lightning will pop up in setup! It will show us what needs customizing before migrating. You can also use it to show helpful tools: Learning trails, feature comparison charts, ways to preview your customizations in Lightning Experience, and more.
There’s something in beta that helps you Analyze and Improve Community Performance. The Salesforce Communities Page Optimizer analyzes your community and identifies issues that impact performance. It is a free plug-in available from the Chrome Web Store
- Insights: displays an overall performance score + individual scores for various analysis rules
- Waterfall: displays all network requests and performance instrumentation data
- Timeline: provides a profile of each component’s rendering lifecycle
- Charts: trending information about memory and components
- Components: displays the life cycle counts for each component on the page
- Cost: the amount of time each component was busy processing its logic
- Actions: displays a list of all actions performed on the page + their timing
Social Customer Service
- lightning:breadcrumb & lightning:breadcrumbs
- force:recordData (Beta)
- force:recordPreview DEPRECATED
- changes to ui:inputDateTime/ui:outputDateTime and to ui:inputDate/ui:outputDate
Lightning Data Service (beta)
With the move to beta, force:recordPreview has been deprecated and replaced with force:recordData. If you’re using force:recordPreview, you must refactor your components to use force:recordData.
Override standard actions with Lightning components
Platform Events & Entreprise Messaging Platform
Retrieving and Deploying Metadata in Apex code
New Option for Parallel Testing
This annotation overrides settings that disable parallel testing by default. A test class that doesn’t have this annotation is restricted by the default limits on the number of concurrent tests.
PS: Lightning Locker service will affect only Lightning Components from API version 40 and above.
New Pardot Features
Pardot Engagement Studio was the one BIG thing that was released last year and has ever since been updated with essential and useful features. This summer we get to enjoy scheduled start and end times of engagement programs to make sure emails are not sent e.g. on public holidays or to stop invitation process after an event automatically. You can also use scoring categories more efficiently in Engagement Studio.
At the end of last year, Salesforce released the B2B marketing analytics solution which uses Salesforce Wave functionalities. This solution has now been renamed into B2B Marketing Analytics. In addition to a new name, there are also other improvements such as increased date range filtering and CRM IDs being included into datasets.
Account Based Marketing (ABM) is one of the hot topics recently introduced also by Salesforce. Pardot has launched the Einstein ABM which uses the powerful AI of Einstein to improve Sales and Marketing activities. This will be exciting!
We hope you will enjoy these new features and enhancements for Salesforce CRM and other products as much as we do!
Written by the Fluido Crew