We have a great release coming up, packed with exciting new features for development on the Salesforce platform. Here are the most important dates you should know about to be release-ready.
April 15: Get early access to the release by signing up for a pre-release org
Sign up for a Summer ’21 pre-release org and get access to new features weeks in advance of the actual release. With a pre-release org, you can build and develop with the latest Developer edition features without worrying about affecting your real-world data or workflow.
Preview the release notes
Make sure to view the release notes when they become available on April 20. See our tips for getting the most out of release notes as well as the You Asked For It and IdeaExchange tabs to quickly and easily see important info.
Stop by and say hello to your fellow trailblazers in the Release Readiness Trailblazer Community Group to keep up with updates and share your favorite features and questions about the latest release.
May 6 — 7: Remember to refresh your sandbox
Refresh your sandbox by May 6 to get early access to all the Summer ’21 Developer features and experience the power of building with the latest and greatest. Read the Sandbox Preview article for everything you need to know and check back on May 7 to get your hands on an exclusive preview!
May 7: Gear up for our latest release module
Get informed and be inspired by the possibilities that new tools can bring!
Follow and complete the trailmix highlighting all the best, new features for developers to earn a special Trailhead badge.
Complete the latest release module to learn what will be featured, how to navigate the tools available, and gain other valuable insights.
May 11: Release Overview Deck and feature matrix
Use the Release Overview Deck to learn more about new features and then slice and dice it to train your users on the features that are relevant to your org. (ROD). As soon as the Summer ’21 update releases, you can review the release matrix with an overview of which features may affect the users in your org.
May 21: Release Readiness Live
This multi-day, live-streaming event allows you to hear from Product Managers across Salesforce as they share the latest features and demos of their products. Developer Preview Live will be jam-packed with hot topics like External Services, Tableau, Experience Cloud, and the latest CLI updates.
Register for Developer Preview Live in May 2021 and watch via on-demand after the event.
June 12: All orgs are now on Summer ’21
Additional Salesforce release resources
- You can review release note changes here
- Salesforce Release Notes Have a New Home: Salesforce Help!
- Sandbox Preview Guide