Sam Davyson

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Salesforce Summer ’13 Pre-Release

17/04/13 - 04.01

Salesforce Summer ’13 sandboxes are now available via filling in this form.

The release notes are still not available. Here’s a quick list of what I’ve noticed thats new so far:

  • New Login screen – see it here

New Login Screen Summer '13

  • New settings UI for personal settings – even admins see this from the Your Name > Settings link. Accessing setup has now moved to a “Setup” link next to your name.

New My Settings UI

  • Chatter Communities – this is not generally available. It can be enabled from Your Name > Customise > Chatter. Doing so is irreversible and adds the black bar at the top of all pages to switch between Chatter Communities and your internal org.
  • Setup menu has been reorganised ¬†into Administer, Build and Monitor. Mostly the same subsections though.
  • Chatter Actions – enable you to create records (or it seems standard objects only) or to show a visualforce page (covering any other sort of action) right in the Chatter feed. I imagine this is going to be really useful for making doing things faster in Salesforce overall.

Chatter Actions

  • New Domain Management section in the setup.
  • New Developer Console – see this review¬†– this is not working in the org I have.
  • Canvas App Previewer is generally available.
  • Reordering for app menu items.
  • New “Topics” in Chatter.
  • New Data Import Wizard which can load Accounts & Contacts together.

Data Import Wizard

That’s all I’ve spotted so far – obviously there will be many more new features that will become clear when the release notes come out.

April 17th, 2013 - 4.01 AM | 1 Comment »