Salesforce Spring ‘22 Release – key dates and Preview information
May I have your attention, please! The most eagerly awaited release updates have finally arrived. The sandbox preview window for Spring ’22 is approaching quickly, so make sure you plan early so you know what to expect & when.
Though the dates listed are some of the most significant of the Salesforce release cycle, it’s worth noting that the Salesforce Spring ’22 Release Notes will be available on December 22nd.
Visit here to find out more about The official Salesforce announcement for Spring ’22.
December 16: Sign up for a pre-release environment
A pre-release org is a great place that comes with new release features enabled which provide you plenty of time to test & figure out which ones are right for your company. You can still log into your pre-release org for Winter ’22 if you already have one!
And, If you are unsure about what features you want to implement, you must join the Trailblazer Community Treasure Hunt to see what other customers are excited and passionate about, which might give some insight into the features YOU want!
December 22: Preview Release Notes are available
Salesforce Help is now the new home for the release notes with an improved user experience. It’s time to scan the release notes. With Filters, you can see only the sections that are relevant to the edition and clouds you are using.
January 6: Sandbox cut-off date
Use your sandbox to get early access to new features and test your configurations before the scheduled production upgrade. To get the Spring ’22 preview in your sandbox, you must have an active sandbox on a preview instance before January 6, 2021. For more info visit the ‘Salesforce Sandbox Preview Instructions‘ blog.
January 7 and 8: Sandboxes upgraded
If you’ve decided to take advantage of sandbox preview, your chosen sandboxes are upgraded to Spring ’22 this weekend. Like the pre-release program, allows you to test new features without impacting your live environment. However, the added benefit to the sandbox preview is the ability to test new features using a configuration that matches your production environment.
January 7: Spring ’22 Release site is live
The release site is now live. Salesforce knows that not everyone digests release information in the same way so, here comes the Release Highlights module on Trailhead with a quick and easy way to learn about features with demo videos, Trailhead modules, community forums, and more to make the process as easy as possible.
January 14: First release weekend
The first release weekend is when Salesforce and a small number of customers get upgraded. At this step, you may already have your key features saved. If you’re primed for your upgrade, the Release Readiness Trailblazers group will have the content you need to get your org’s users up to speed on the new features you plan to roll out.
February 4 to 11: Release readiness live broadcast
Mark your calendar! Salesforce Admin & developer kick off the Spring ’22 Release with their favorite features. Then, the product management team will discuss and demonstrate the new features. Witness how those features function in real-time and get a glimpse into the roadmap for 2022. Full details on the agenda and schedule will be posted in January on the Salesforce Release Readiness Trailblazers group. You don’t want to miss this.
February 4: Second release weekend
At this time, another set of instances gets upgraded. Salesforce Trust page delivers detailed and updated information on the upgrade’s time.
February 11 and 12: Final release weekend
On February 11 and 12, all remaining Salesforce instances will be upgraded. If you opt-out of including your orgs in the sandbox preview, they will be upgraded this weekend.