How and When Do Features Become Available?

Some features in Spring ’17 affect all users immediately after the release goes live. Consider communicating these changes to your users beforehand so that they’re prepared. Other features require direct action by an administrator before users can benefit from the new functionality.

Supported Browsers

Supported browsers for Salesforce vary depending on whether you use Salesforce Classic or Lightning Experience.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Supported Browsers for Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Supported Browsers for Salesforce Classic check icon indicating true

Lightning Experience

Lightning Experience is a completely reimagined interface. Even better, it’s built on our UI platform, so the experience can grow and evolve with your needs. Check out the new features and considerations in this release.

Sales

Deliver high-impact Lightning Experience features that keep sales teams laser-focused on the leads and deals most likely to generate sales. Help reps develop strong customer relationships and integrate their email and calendars with Microsoft—and now with Gmail. For added productivity, your reps can prioritize calls and easily manage records using Kanban in even more ways.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Lightning Experience Resources check icon indicating true
Core Sales Features
Accounts
Visualize Account Relationships by Using Account Hierarchy in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Get More Out of Person Accounts check icon indicating true
Contacts
Continue to Be Impressed with Contacts to Multiple Accounts check icon indicating true
Stay-in-Touch Requests Retires in Summer ’17 check icon indicating true
Leads
Manage Leads Faster in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Let Marketing and Sales Ops Users View Converted Leads check icon indicating true
Web-to-Lead check icon indicating true
Campaigns
View Campaign Hierarchy Results in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Manage Campaign Member Statuses in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Manage Campaign Members Faster with Mass Actions in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Field Label Changes on Campaigns check icon indicating true
Collaborative Forecasts check icon indicating true
Opportunities check icon indicating true
Orders check icon indicating true
Quotes
Get More from Quotes check icon indicating true
Take Quote PDFs to the Next Level in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Path
Path for Quotes and Custom Objects check icon indicating true
Path Pays Attention to Fields Required by the Page Layout check icon indicating true
Duplicate Management
Detect and Merge Duplicate Companies and Contacts in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Manage Duplicate Person Accounts check icon indicating true
Productivity Features
Sales Console check icon indicating true
Lightning Voice
Use Voicemail for Missed Calls check icon indicating true
See Call Quality at a Glance check icon indicating true
Organize Your Calls with a Call List (Beta) check icon indicating true
Log Calls in the Activity Composer Automatically check icon indicating true
Create Reports for Lightning Voice check icon indicating true
Email
Send Email Action: Tailor Email to Match Your Business Processes check icon indicating true
Send Email Using Org-Wide Email Addresses check icon indicating true
Choose Among Multiple Email Addresses in the From Field check icon indicating true
Create More Record Associations with the Related To Lookup Field check icon indicating true
Save Time with Context-Sensitive Email Templates check icon indicating true
Context-Sensitive Merge Fields and Person Account Support check icon indicating true
Consistent Email Footers for Emails Sent Through Gmail or Office 365 check icon indicating true
Email Files as Attachments or Links: You Decide check icon indicating true
Tasks
Create Follow-Up Tasks check icon indicating true
Use Recurring Tasks (Again and Again) in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Save Time by Using Save and New in Tasks check icon indicating true
Search for Tasks and Events check icon indicating true
Recurring Tasks Start and End Field Labels Have Changed check icon indicating true
Related Lists
Run Custom Mass Actions on Multiple Records in Related Lists check icon indicating true
List Views
Save Time by Editing Inline in List Views (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Kanban
See the Kanban View Everywhere check icon indicating true
Make Your Own Kanban View check icon indicating true
View Records by Record Type in the Kanban View check icon indicating true
Sales Cloud Einstein
Automatically Add Emails and Events to Salesforce with Automated Activity Capture for Einstein check icon indicating true
Prioritize Your Leads with Predictive Lead Scoring check icon indicating true
See Intelligent Predictions and Timely Reminders About Deals with Opportunity Insights check icon indicating true
Get Smarter About Managing Relationships with Account Insights check icon indicating true
Inbox
Automatically Add Emails and Events to Salesforce with Automated Activity Capture for Inbox check icon indicating true
Boost Email Productivity with the Inbox Clients check icon indicating true
Google Integration
Lightning for Gmail (Beta)
Get More Done Directly from Gmail check icon indicating true
Einstein Brings Insights to Lightning for Gmail check icon indicating true
Rev Up Productivity with Enhanced Email check icon indicating true
Put Your Own Spin on Lightning for Gmail check icon indicating true
Lightning Sync for Google
Get Sales Reps’ Contacts into Gmail™ check icon indicating true
See Who’s Attending Meetings Booked from Google Calendar™ Directly from Salesforce check icon indicating true
Microsoft® Integration
Lightning for Outlook
Get More Done Directly from Lightning for Outlook check icon indicating true
Einstein Brings Insights to Lightning for Outlook check icon indicating true
Tailor Content in Email Application Panes Even More check icon indicating true
Welcome Service Cloud and Force.com Customers check icon indicating true
Lightning Sync for Microsoft® Exchange®
See Who’s Attending Meetings Booked from Microsoft Exchange® Calendars Directly from Salesforce check icon indicating true
Skype for Salesforce (Beta) check icon indicating true
Salesforce for Outlook
Critical Upgrade Required check icon indicating true
Support Ending for Several Microsoft® Applications check icon indicating true
Connect for Office check icon indicating true
Pardot
Engagement Studio: New Reporting Options and Permissions
Report on Bounces, Opt Outs, and Email Send Status from Engagement Programs check icon indicating true
Manage Access to Engagement Studio with New Permission Options check icon indicating true
See Most Recent Activity First with Updated Engage Alerts check icon indicating true
Pardot Classic Retires Spring ’17 check icon indicating true
Improve Open Rates with Subject Line Personalization: Add Variable Tags and Advanced Dynamic Content check icon indicating true
Get Account Usage and Limits Info at a Glance with the Updated Account Page check icon indicating true
Other Changes in the Sales Cloud
Data Assessment Date Stamp Changed check icon indicating true
Global Actions Added for Contracts and Orders check icon indicating true
Recently Scheduled Meetings Visible from Lightning Experience Home Without Browser Refresh check icon indicating true
Calendar Navigation Buttons Moved in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Calendar Visibility Is More Personal for Users, Faster for Admins
Cloud Scheduler is Being Retired check icon indicating true
Rich-Text Editor for Notes Is Now Using Quill check icon indicating true
Business Processes Use Name Field to Evaluate Person Accounts check icon indicating true
Easier to Use Merge Fields When Emailing Person Accounts in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Person Account Quick View Always Shows Account Info in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Account Autofill Now Called Automated Account Fields check icon indicating true
Sales Console Permissions Are Easier to Assign in Salesforce Classic check icon indicating true
Lead Assignment Rules Visible in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Fields Changed in Quotes Related Lists check icon indicating true

Data.com

Data.com Clean rules are now called data integration rules, and they’re more powerful and customizable. Rules now update non-US annual revenue data and picklist-based location data. When a data service receives new data, it refreshes your data too. Improve updates from data services by customizing mapping for data matching and updating.

Service

Zap! Lightning Experience has hit the Service Console. Enjoy its streamlined UI and the ease of customizing it with the drag-and-drop Lightning App Builder. Knowledge also gets a Lightning charge, with a unified Knowledge tab and standard record types replacing custom articles types. Field service comes to your technicians with an iOS app. And Open CTI comes to Lightning Console Apps, while Desktop CTI takes its final bow.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Service Console
Meet the New Lightning Service Console (Beta) check icon indicating true
Lightning Service Setup—Your Life Just Got a Whole Lot Easier! (Beta)
Knowledge
Considerations for Lightning Knowledge check icon indicating true
Dip into Salesforce Classic for Lightning Knowledge Setup check icon indicating true
Simplified Access and Permissions with Lightning Knowledge check icon indicating true
Knowledge Search: Pre-filtering and Other Enhancements, Accessible from Anywhere
Get More Context with Snippets in Article Top Results (Beta) check icon indicating true
Search Archived Articles check icon indicating true
1, 2, 3... See How Many Results Are Found for a Search check icon indicating true
Streamline Your Screen with a Unified Knowledge Home Page and List Views check icon indicating true
Knowledge Record Types: Record Types Take the Main Stage
Customize Page Layouts for Different Types of Articles check icon indicating true
Standard Record Home: Get More from Your Articles with Five New Components
Thumbs Up to Knowledge Article Ratings check icon indicating true
Add Files to Knowledge Articles in a Snap check icon indicating true
View Previous Knowledge Article Versions and Changes check icon indicating true
View the Data Categories Assigned to a Knowledge Article check icon indicating true
Add Data Categories to a Knowledge Article check icon indicating true
Search, Attach, and Follow Articles, with the Knowledge Sidebar for the Lightning Service Console check icon indicating true
Field Service
The Field Service Lightning iOS Mobile App (Generally Available) (not immediately available) check icon indicating true
Track Your Parts and Van Stock check icon indicating true
Field Service Locations check icon indicating true
Templates for Service Reports check icon indicating true
Turn Off GPS Tracking at the User Profile Level check icon indicating true
Set Fields for Suggested Knowledge Articles check icon indicating true
Work Order Line Items Take Priority check icon indicating true
Optimize Scheduling with the Field Service Lightning Managed Package check icon indicating true
CTI
Use Open CTI in Lightning Console Apps check icon indicating true
New Behavior for the Open CTI onNavigationChange Method check icon indicating true
Say Your Final Farewell to Desktop CTI check icon indicating true
Lightning Case Management
Compact Case Feed Gets a Makeover for Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Case Assignment Checkbox Visible in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Social Customer Service
Social Customer Service API Support check icon indicating true
Social Post Detail Page Just Got a Little More Detailed check icon indicating true
Social Post Tab in Lightning check icon indicating true
Get More Accomplished Without Leaving the Case Feed check icon indicating true
Professional Edition Supported in Social Customer Service check icon indicating true
Omni-Channel
Omni-Channel Supervisor Is Generally Available
Assign Overflow Work to a User or Queue
Omni-Channel Org Limits Raised
Ping! New Sounds for Request and Disconnect Notifications
Live Agent
Omni-Channel Routing for Chats is Generally Available
Page Layouts for Active, Waiting, and Ended Chat Transcripts
Customize Your Default Sidebar Lookup Component
Customers Can Save Transcripts on iOS
Use Clickable Links in Your Chats
Ping! New Sounds for Request and Disconnect Notifications
Snap-ins for Web
Snap-ins Chat Graduates from Beta to Generally Available check icon indicating true
Customize the Snap-ins Pre-Chat Form to Provide a Seamless Experience for Your Customers check icon indicating true
Customize Your Snap-ins Chat Widget to Reflect Your Company’s Brand check icon indicating true
Snap-ins for Mobile Apps check icon indicating true
Other Changes
Web-to-Case: Thwart Spammers with reCAPTCHA check icon indicating true
Automatically Assign Cases to Queues When Customers Submit Cases via Email-to-Case check icon indicating true
Call Center App Gets a New Name check icon indicating true
Chatter Answers Retires in Winter ’18 check icon indicating true
Lightning for Outlook and Lightning for Gmail (Beta) Welcome Service Cloud Customers check icon indicating true

Analytics

Drive decisions with insights from reports and dashboards and Wave Analytics. Lightning Experience reports and dashboards offer report subscriptions, dashboard sharing and following, and chart enhancements. Wave gets personal with one-stop shopping in Data Manager, the new personalized Wave home page, custom app navigation, new chart types, and much more.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Reports and Dashboards
Subscribe to Reports in Lightning Experience (not immediately available) check icon indicating true
Filter Reports via URL Parameters in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
View Dashboards as Other People in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Share Dashboard Charts by Posting Them to Chatter in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Expand Dashboard Components to Get the Big Picture in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Follow Dashboards in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Move Dashboards Between Folders in the Lightning Experience Dashboard Builder check icon indicating true
Add Funnel and Scatter Charts to Lightning Experience Dashboards check icon indicating true
External Object Reports Have Fewer Limitations check icon indicating true
Other Enhancements to Reports and Dashboards in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Wave Analytics
Wave: Bring Your Data into Wave
Monitor, Replicate, and Prepare in the Data Manager check icon indicating true
Prepare Datasets with Recipes (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Get Better Results with Null Measure Handling check icon indicating true
Extended Metadata Files on Dataset Edit Page Now Use XMD 2.0 check icon indicating true
Wave: Extend Wave Everywhere
Customize Your Personal Analytics Home Page check icon indicating true
Create Interactive Wave Apps for Your Customers check icon indicating true
Elevate Productivity During Presentations with Annotations and Notifications check icon indicating true
Seamlessly Integrate Wave into Salesforce with Wave Tabs check icon indicating true
Embed Wave in Any Web Page or Web-Based App check icon indicating true
Wave: Explore and Visualize
Enhanced Compare Table Navigation check icon indicating true
Improved Pivot and Values Tables check icon indicating true
Explore New Filters and Functions check icon indicating true
Broaden Your Visualization Horizons with New Wave Charts check icon indicating true
Enhanced Wave Charts check icon indicating true
Wave: Design and Build
Build Dashboards Faster with Widget Cloning and Step Replacement check icon indicating true
Automate Cross-Dataset Filtering with Connected Data Sources check icon indicating true
Customize the Display Values for List and Toggle Widgets check icon indicating true
Take Action on Multiple Table Records with a Single Click check icon indicating true
Summarize Data Across Dimensions with Pivot Tables check icon indicating true
Save and Package Images with Wave Apps check icon indicating true
Get Accurate Calculations with the New Null Measure Handling check icon indicating true
Query Datasets and Salesforce Objects with New Step Types check icon indicating true
Experience More Intuitive Controls for the Date Widget check icon indicating true
Identify Steps with Descriptive Labels check icon indicating true
Take Advantage of Other Enhancements to Wave Dashboard Designer check icon indicating true
Wave: Trend Data
Configure Snapshot Schedule for Trending Reports check icon indicating true
Set Org-Wide Limits on Dataset Size for Trending Reports check icon indicating true
Group Columns with Boolean Values in Trending Dashboards check icon indicating true
Wave: Accelerate with Prebuilt Wave Apps
New Versions of Wave for Sales, Wave for Service Apps—Now Generally Available check icon indicating true
Available for Preview: New Versions of Wave for Sales, Wave for Service—Now in Beta check icon indicating true
Wave for Sales and Service Easier Than Ever to Create check icon indicating true
Wave: Go Places with Wave Mobile
Experience the Latest Wave for iOS check icon indicating true
Get the Latest for Wave Analytics for Android check icon indicating true
Wave: Develop on the Platform
Take Advantage of the Latest SAQL Functionality check icon indicating true
Review Updates to the REST API for Wave check icon indicating true
Migrate or Deploy Your Customizations with Packageable User XMD check icon indicating true
Package and Distribute Apps with Wave Templates (Beta) check icon indicating true

Communities

The cool breeze of Spring ’17 blows in some significant changes for Communities—from refreshed tools to fresh components. Community Workspaces centralizes access to all the tools you use to build, moderate, and manage your community, and Community Builder gives you more room to work. With criteria-based audiences, you can assign location and record type criteria to page variations to hit your target audience. And mobile actions make it easy to create, edit, and update Salesforce records directly from your mobile device.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
It's Time to Update Your Pre-Winter ’16 Template check icon indicating true
Prepare Your Communities for TLS 1.0 Disablement check icon indicating true
Server-Side Access Checks for Events Enforced for Custom Components in Communities check icon indicating true
LockerService
LockerService for Communities Critical Update Replaced check icon indicating true
Improve the Security of Your Page <Head> Markup check icon indicating true
Usability and Design Improvements
Community Workspaces: The New Center of Your Communities Universe check icon indicating true
Community Builder Gets More Elbow Room check icon indicating true
See What Goes Where with Better Visual Feedback While Building check icon indicating true
Gain Control of Each Page Layout with Theme Layout Types check icon indicating true
Find and Create Asset Files from Community Builder check icon indicating true
Quick Configuration for Custom Domains check icon indicating true
Reset Your Password the Easy Way check icon indicating true
Control Capitalization of Titles in Your Community check icon indicating true
Focus Your Community with Audience Targeting check icon indicating true
Package Lightning Bolt Solutions More Easily check icon indicating true
Community Templates
Do More with Mobile in Template-Driven Communities check icon indicating true
Send Direct Messages in Communities (available within 24 hours after the release) check icon indicating true
Add a Collaboration Feed to Your Articles check icon indicating true
Leave No Question Unanswered in Your Community check icon indicating true
See More Relevant Suggested Search Results check icon indicating true
Community Search Results Now Include All Question Posts check icon indicating true
Create Report and Dashboard List Views and Detail Pages check icon indicating true
Create New Records from Lookups check icon indicating true
Tasks Now Available in Communities check icon indicating true
See How Often a Topic Is Followed and Used check icon indicating true
Simplified Guest User Access for Object Data in Communities check icon indicating true
Bookmarks Feed Comes To Community Builder check icon indicating true
Customize Community Navigation with Nested Menu Items check icon indicating true
Harness the Power of Visualforce in Template-Based Communities check icon indicating true
Modify the Kanban View check icon indicating true
Custom Lightning Components
Write Once, Reuse Everywhere: Support for force:hasRecordId check icon indicating true
Access Lightning Apps in Public Communities check icon indicating true
Customize with Global Lightning Components and Events check icon indicating true
Chatter and Files in Community Templates
Sort by the Most Popular Posts in Your Community check icon indicating true
Filter Questions in Your Community in More Ways check icon indicating true
Share Posts in Your Community check icon indicating true
Use Keyboard Keys to Post to Your Community check icon indicating true
Feeds Look and Feel Gets Refreshed in Your Community check icon indicating true
Manage Members with Greater Ease check icon indicating true
User Profile Header Is More Streamlined check icon indicating true
User Info on Hover Comes to Communities check icon indicating true
Place Users’ Reputation Levels Where You Want Them check icon indicating true
Customizable Groups Now Generally Available check icon indicating true
Organize Your Groups List View Using Tiles check icon indicating true
Search, Reports, and Analytics
Get More Granular Information with Improved Search Reporting check icon indicating true
Dive Deeper into Self-Service Communities Using Google Analytics check icon indicating true
Create a Custom Report Type to See Click-Through Rates for Related Questions check icon indicating true
Moderation
Get a Head Start with Preconfigured Moderation Rules check icon indicating true
Protect Your Community and Improve Productivity with Einstein Spam Detection (Pilot) check icon indicating true
Other Changes in Communities
Create List Views in Communities check icon indicating true
Edit Records Inline in Communities check icon indicating true
Refine Reputation to Reflect Meaningful Activity check icon indicating true
Article URLs Now Include the Record ID check icon indicating true
Customer Community Plus Licenses check icon indicating true
Create More Communities in Your Salesforce Org check icon indicating true
Perform Mass Inline Edits in a Community check icon indicating true
Stamp Your Users with a Specialty check icon indicating true
Communities Supports All Platform Languages check icon indicating true
Back Button Support Now Available in Tabs in Template-Driven Communities check icon indicating true
Communities Documentation check icon indicating true

Chatter

We redesigned the Chatter home page in Lightning Experience to give you more of what you want—customization. We introduced the Company Highlights feed, the ability to create your own feeds with streams, a list of your recently updated groups, and a way to share posts. You can also create custom groups for any use case and filter questions in group feeds in communities and Lightning Experience.

Files

We enhanced the files experience to get you more functionality with less friction. Freshen up your libraries by organizing your library files into folders (beta). Use Apex to customize file downloads for security and tracking. Work faster and better in Lightning Experience by attaching and renaming files right from the Files related list.

Mobile

Salesforce mobile apps help your users stay productive throughout their busy days, no matter where they are. Salesforce1 offers improvements to tasks, enhanced charts, approvals, and many other sales features, so sales professionals can take care of even more business from their phones. Salesforce Authenticator gets a design update that makes it easier to read notifications at a glance. And introducing the new Field Service Lightning iOS mobile app, an all-in-one tool that puts everything your field service technicians need at their fingertips.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Salesforce1
What’s New in the Latest Salesforce1 Downloadable Apps check icon indicating true
Everything That’s New in Salesforce1 This Release
Reminder that Salesforce1 Requires iOS 10 in Spring ’17 check icon indicating true
New Default Location for Tasks and Events in the Salesforce1Navigation Menu check icon indicating true
Go Straight to Person Accounts from Contact List Views in Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
See Lead Scores in Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
Do More with Orders in Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
Get Better Access to Quotes in Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
Create Follow-Up Tasks in Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
Use Recurring Tasks in Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
Enhanced Charts Replace Legacy Charts in Salesforce1 (Phased Retirement) check icon indicating true
See up to 200 Groupings on Enhanced Charts in Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
View Bar + Line Combination Charts in Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
Attach Files from Content Libraries to Posts with Salesforce1 for iOS check icon indicating true
View Posts in Salesforce1 That Were Shared in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Make Calls or Send Email from Profiles in Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
Customize the Offline Cache in Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
Unified Create and Edit Experience in Salesforce1 for Online and Offline Sessions check icon indicating true
New and Improved Web View Available in Salesforce1 for iOS check icon indicating true
Go from External Apps Directly into Visualforce and Lightning Apps in Salesforce1 for iOS check icon indicating true
Salesforce Authenticator
Salesforce Authenticator Sports a New Design check icon indicating true
Salesforce Authenticator Notifications for iOS 10 Easier to Read check icon indicating true
Rename Your Connections
Set an Alphanumeric Passcode for Your Account Backup check icon indicating true
Field Service Lightning iOS (not immediately available) check icon indicating true
Salesforce Classic Mobile check icon indicating true

Financial Services Cloud

Advisors can now create, maintain, and visualize clients and households through new relationship groups. Get new client service enhancements, including alerts on a client’s profile page and financial accounts to help advisors keep up with changes to client’s financial accounts.

Health Cloud

Optimize care coordination and proactively manage patients who are at risk with Wave dashboards. And we’ve made it super easy to take Salesforce leads and convert them into Health Cloud patient records. To top if off, we’ve added to the Health Cloud data model, and improved the performance of the Health Cloud console.

Customization

Now clicks take you further than ever. They get you more granular control over how you assign Lightning record pages to your users. They give you control over your flow screens – including a way to make them look like Lightning Experience. And although a little bit of code is involved, clicks make it easy to connect your org to external services.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Lightning App Builder
Assign Record Pages by App, Record Type, and Profile check icon indicating true
Customize Person Account Pages check icon indicating true
Build Dynamic Picklists for Lightning Page Components with Apex check icon indicating true
Customize Your Lightning Pages Even More with New Templates check icon indicating true
Clone Salesforce Default Lightning Pages check icon indicating true
Lightning App Builder New Page Wizard Is Restructured check icon indicating true
Customize the Highlights Panel with More Action Buttons check icon indicating true
Add the Related Record Component to Your Lightning Pages check icon indicating true
Add the Related List Component to Your Lightning Pages check icon indicating true
Customize How Related Lists Display on Lightning Pages check icon indicating true
Power Up Your Lightning Pages with the Flow Component (Beta) check icon indicating true
Display Pending Approval Requests on Home Pages check icon indicating true
Add Skype to Lightning Record Pages (Beta) check icon indicating true
Rich Text Component Disabled When LockerService Critical Update Is Active check icon indicating true
External Services (Beta)
External Services Wizard Walks You Through Setup (Beta) check icon indicating true
Easily Add a Schema to External Services (Beta) check icon indicating true
Perform Repeatable Actions with Flows and External Services (Beta) check icon indicating true
Salesforce Connect
Work Seamlessly Across All Your Salesforce Orgs—Cross-Org Connector with Write Support check icon indicating true
Ask and You Shall Receive ... More External Objects check icon indicating true
Highlights Panel and Custom Console Components Are Available for External Objects in the Salesforce Console in Salesforce Classic check icon indicating true
Improved External Lookup Relationship Fields—How Important Is a Name? check icon indicating true
Create Quick Actions for External Objects check icon indicating true
Improved Reports for External Objects check icon indicating true
Approvals
Review Pending Approval Requests from Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Don’t Worry About That Submit Button Anymore! check icon indicating true
Select Next Approver from Lightning Experience and Salesforce1 check icon indicating true
“Make Sure Records that Are Submitted Behind the Scenes Are Routed to the Right Approval Process” Critical Update Postponed check icon indicating true
Visual Workflow
Run Flows with a Lightning Skin (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Embed Your Flows in Lightning Pages (Beta) check icon indicating true
Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Dynamically Update Flow Screen Fields (Pilot) check icon indicating true
Customize the Look and Feel of Flow Interviews with the REST API (Pilot) check icon indicating true
More Context for Flow Errors check icon indicating true
Enforce Field-Level Security for All Flow Operations check icon indicating true
“Trust Percent Values in Flow sObject Variables Again” Critical Update Activates in Spring ’17 check icon indicating true
Display Flow Screens in Two Columns (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
Process Builder
Process Builder Has Updated Icons check icon indicating true
Picklist Administration
Global Picklist Fields Now Have Their Own Record Type check icon indicating true
Add Global Picklist Fields to All Record Types check icon indicating true
Value Labels Are No Longer Tied to API Names check icon indicating true
Access Picklists with the Tooling API check icon indicating true
Task and Event Subject Fields Are Not Available as Inactive Values in Unrestricted Custom Picklists check icon indicating true
AppExchange
Get More Information with Streamlined AppExchange Listings check icon indicating true
Review AppExchange Offerings in Salesforce check icon indicating true
General Setup
See Your Lightning Record Page Assignments at a Glance check icon indicating true
Lightning for Outlook and Lightning for Gmail (Beta) Welcome Force.com Users check icon indicating true
Standard Permission Sets Make Your Life Easier check icon indicating true
Get More Control Over Customizing Actions for Contracts and Orders check icon indicating true
Eliminating JavaScript from Functions Increases Security check icon indicating true
Setup Gets Its Own Tab in Lightning Experience check icon indicating true
Navigate to Custom Tabs More Easily with Friendly Tab URLs check icon indicating true

Security and Identity

Security Health Check offers custom baselines to streamline the job of setting up security for your users and customers. You can encrypt Chatter posts and attachments, and protect Internet of Things devices with OAuth 2.0.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Authentication and Identity
Manage the Once Unmanageable OAuth Connected Apps check icon indicating true
Identity Verification Required for Two-Factor Authentication check icon indicating true
Admins Logging In as Users Can Be Subject to Two-Factor Authentication check icon indicating true
Lightning Login Enhancements Available with Salesforce Authenticator Version 2.7.0 check icon indicating true
Client Secret Can Be Optional in OAuth Web Server Authentication Flow (not immediately available) check icon indicating true
Introducing Identity for the Internet of Things
OAuth 2.0 Asset Token Flow for Securing Connected Devices (Generally Available) check icon indicating true
OAuth 2.0 Authentication Flow for Applications on Limited Input Devices (not immediately available) check icon indicating true
Customize Your Custom Authentication Provider check icon indicating true
Health Check
Import a Custom Security Baseline into Health Check (Beta) check icon indicating true
New Permission Required for Viewing and Managing Health Check check icon indicating true
Salesforce Shield
Platform Encryption: Encrypt Formula Fields and Chatter Posts
Encryption Checks Go Faster
Retrieve Encrypted Data with Custom Formula Fields (Beta)
Encrypt Your Data in Chatter (Pilot)
Turn Off Masking for Encrypted Data
Encrypt Search Index Files With a Dedicated Tenant Secret Type
Search Index Encryption for Government Cloud
Embed Encryption in Analytics Cloud (Beta)
Event Monitoring: Track Lightning Experience Adoption and Your Admins’ Activity
Track User Actions in Lightning Experience with Event Log Files check icon indicating true
See the Actions of Salesforce Administrators Who Logged In as Another User check icon indicating true
Prepare Your Org for UI Tracking Event Type Retirement check icon indicating true
Other Changes
Browser Security Features Are Enabled on All Accounts
Protect Against Cross-Site Scripting and Malicious Files

Deployment

The “Modify All Data” permission is now selected automatically when the “Deploy Change Sets” permission is selected.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
“Modify All Data” Permission Is Automatically Selected When “Deploy Change Sets” Is Selected check icon indicating true

Development

Whether you’re using Lightning components, Visualforce, Apex, or our APIs with your favorite programming language, these enhancements to Force.com help you develop amazing applications, integrations, and packages for resale to other organizations.

Feature Enabled for users Enabled for administrators/​developers Requires administrator setup Contact Salesforce to enable
Lightning Components
Host Single-Page Apps Developed with Third-Party Frameworks Using lightning:container (Developer Preview) check icon indicating true
Implement Your Own Rich-Text Editor with lightning:inputRichText (Beta) check icon indicating true
Server-Side Access Checks for Events check icon indicating true
New Lightning LockerService Informational Setup Page check icon indicating true
Banner Reminds You About LockerService check icon indicating true
LockerService Has Stricter Content Security Policy check icon indicating true
Create CSP Trusted Sites to Access Third-Party APIs check icon indicating true
Salesforce Lightning CLI Is No Longer Noisy By Default check icon indicating true
Use Unbound Expressions for One-Way Data Binding Between Components check icon indicating true
Speed Up Your Components by Fixing Performance Warnings check icon indicating true
Debug Lightning Components on Every Page with Salesforce Lightning Inspector check icon indicating true
Customize the Look and Feel of Lightning Apps by Overriding Tokens (Developer Preview) check icon indicating true
Share Lightning Apps with Non-Authenticated Users check icon indicating true
Find Component Markup Errors Faster with Improved Error Messages check icon indicating true
Create Lightning Components for Quick Actions in the Developer Console check icon indicating true
Lightning Data Service (Developer Preview) check icon indicating true
Simplified Event Handling Across Base Lightning Components
Handling the onactive Event check icon indicating true
Removed LockerService Restriction on instanceof in JavaScript check icon indicating true
Deprecated useAppcache Attribute in <aura:application> check icon indicating true
New and Changed Lightning Components check icon indicating true
Changed Lightning Events check icon indicating true
New JavaScript API Methods check icon indicating true
Visualforce
Use the Lightning Design System in Visualforce Pages check icon indicating true
Reference Lightning Design System Assets with the $Asset Global Variable check icon indicating true
Add More Security to Your Visualforce Pages check icon indicating true
Allow CSRF Protection on GET Requests to Visualforce Pages (Critical Update) check icon indicating true
New Order of Visualforce URL Parameters Affects Overrides check icon indicating true
Apex Code
Apex Stub API Is Now Generally Available check icon indicating true
Monitor the Status of Apex Batch Jobs check icon indicating true
Only One Test Setup Method per Class is Allowed check icon indicating true
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Apex: New and Changed Classes and Interfaces
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ConnectApi (Chatter in Apex)
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API
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SOSL
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REST API
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SOAP API
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Chatter REST API
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Reports and Dashboards REST API
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Bulk API
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Messaging
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Tooling API
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Data Services
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Other API Changes
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Custom Metadata Types
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Developer Console
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Debugging
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ISVforce
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ISVforce: Updating Lightning and Salesforce Classic App Packages
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