Get Ready for the Spring ’21 Release

It’s time for Spring ‘21! We have a great release with new features for development on the Salesforce platform. Here are the most important dates you should care about:

Get early access to the release by signing up for a pre-release org

Sign up for the Spring ’21 pre-release org for a sneak peek into the Developer edition features weeks in advance of the release. This is a standalone environment that will allow you to test away without worrying about breaking anything.

Preview the release notes

Come December 21, we’ll have the release notes available here. For any newcomers here are a few tips you can follow when going through the notes. Also, be sure to check out the updates from You Asked For It! where we deliver changes based on thoughts you shared on IdeaExchange.

Last but not least, tap into the Release Readiness Trailblazer Community Group where you can continue to get updates, share your favorite features, and ask questions about the upcoming release.

January 8-9: Remember to refresh your sandbox

January 8-9 is the refresh deadline to get early access to all the Spring ‘21 features in your sandboxes, but you need to take action before January 7, 2021 (the day prior to Sandbox Preview) for your sandbox to take part in the Spring ’21 Preview. This is a chance for you to have more fun with customized features beyond the Free developer environment. Read the Sandbox Preview article for everything you need to know.

January 8: Gear up for our latest release module

Are you ahead on your badge game already? Gear-up for our latest module, jam-packed with what you need to know about the Spring ’21 release. This includes what will be featured and how you can best navigate the tools available to power-up your business solutions.

January 12: Release overview deck and feature matrix

Get hands-on with an interactive experience and take a look at the Release Overview Deck (ROD). This is where you can create internal training for your users, review setup screens, and learn how to use new features. Once updated for the Spring ’21 release, you can review the release matrix with an overview of which features immediately affect your users.

January 29 – February 5: Release Readiness Live

Product Managers and Developer Relations are back to share the latest features and functionality to help you develop faster: enhancements to the Headless Commerce Toolkit, Lightning Web Components, APIs, Sandbox Source Tracking, CLI Scanner – plus, how you can write better queries, faster with all the news on SOQL.

Register for Release Readiness Live here.

February 12: All Orgs are now on Spring ’21!

Keep the following in mind to stay up-to-date on all release updates:

Join us on the Release Readiness Trailblazer Community Group where you can continue to get updates, share your favorite features, and ask questions about the upcoming release.

Follow us around the world as we demo key new features and share valuable resources to help you learn about Spring ’21.

Additional Salesforce Release Resources