We want to help you discover the amazing new features for admins and developers that come with our Winter ’22 release. It’s easy to get started:

  1. Dive into the Learn MOAR trailmixes on Trailhead with the key release highlights for admins or developers, or both!
  2. Follow along each day as we publish blogs highlighting all the great new features on both the Salesforce Admin and Salesforce Developer blogs.
  3. Register for the Release Readiness Live broadcast on September 10 to hear about new features from product experts and see highlights in action.

And that’s not all! Follow and complete a Learn MOAR Winter ’22 trailmix for Admins or Developers by October 31 to earn a special community badge and enter a drawing for a chance to win one of five Salesforce Certification vouchers (up to $200USD value). Restrictions apply. Learn how to participate and review the Official Rules by visiting the Trailhead Learn MOAR page.

Developer features in Winter ’22

Salesforce’s Winter ’22 release brings exciting new features for developers. Here are a few highlights:

We’ve completed the Slack acquisition, which opens a whole new world of possibilities for developers. You can start building amazing integrations with Salesforce and Slack to make your processes more effective.

There are a couple of features that are reaching the Generally Available (GA) status in Winter ’22, such as SOQL Query Builder. In addition, Salesforce Functions is scheduled to become GA during this period.

Winter ’22 release includes some features in Developer Preview mode. This means that the feature is pretty stable, but it may change slightly — you can use it at your own risk. One of the developer preview features is light DOM for Lightning Web Components OSS (tip: instead of using shadow DOM!). Activate light DOM to let tools like Google Analytics penetrate into the DOM of your components, as well as to let CSS cascading affect your component’s styling if needed. The ability to call Invocable Actions from Apex is also in Developer Preview, and it can only be used in scratch orgs for now.

There is also a new Beta feature that you’re going to love. Lightning Web Security (opt-in beta) is the new client-side security architecture for Lightning Web Components. It has fewer restrictions and more functionality than Lightning Locker, providing strong, flexible security. For instance, with Lightning Web Security, you’ll be able to import components from other namespaces and interact with global objects. Salesforce CLI Unification is now also in Beta.

#LearnMOAR and share

Share what you love about the Winter ’22 Release with the #LearnMOAR hashtag. Also, don’t forget to sign up for our Release Readiness Live broadcast on September 10, and keep an eye on the Salesforce Developers and Salesforce Admin blogs for more posts on Winter ’22.

About the author

Alba Rivas works as a Principal Developer Advocate at Salesforce. She focuses on Lightning Web Components and Lightning adoption strategy. You can follow her on Twitter @AlbaSFDC.

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