Spring '24 Salesforce Release is here!Feb 04, 2024
The Spring '24 Salesforce Release is here!
In the theme of last week's email I spent some time perusing the release notes, and thought I'd share 10 interesting updates I noticed with you!
- MFA Is Turned On by Default Starting April 2024
Starting April 8th, 2024 MFA will be turned on by Default.
- Sum or Count Items in Collections More Easily with the Transform Element (Beta)
We've been able to see the Transform Element in Flows in Sandbox environments for a while now. Evidently one use case for these will be to work with collections.
This seems like the first use case I've found for the element so far.
- Create Multiple Instances of a Set of Fields with the New Repeater Component (Beta)
Great to see Salesforce continue to invest in Flows. A repeater component is common with the most popular form tools (FormAssembly/Formstack) and to see them added to flows is a definite win.
- Add Fields from Related Objects to Dynamic Forms-Enabled Pages
This is a game changer. We no longer will need formula fields to display values from related object fields on record detail pages. When working with an object that contains a lookup to another object, Lightning Record Pages have been enhanced to allow navigation through that relationship, enabling the display of fields from the referenced object directly.
- Confirmation Message When You Select the Multi-Select Picklist Field Type
This one made me laugh. Salesforce now shows a warning message when creating a multi-select picklist field due to their limitations. Hint: avoid these!
- Use the Null Coalescing Operator
A new operator available in Apex that allows for quick if/then check on null values. Seems useful.
"The null coalescing operator is a binary operator in the form a ?? b that returns a if a isn’t null, and otherwise returns b."
- Salesforce for Outlook Is Being Retired in June 2024
Full product retirement for Salesforce for Outlook is scheduled for June 2024.
- Use More Components to React to Changes on the Same Screen (Generally Available)
Configure a Display Text component or a Long Text component to react to changes in other components on the same screen in Screen Flows.
This has been needed for a while and is great to see. No more building a second screen to validate the input of the first screen.
- Log In to All Your Sandboxes from Setup
To help you manage your sandboxes, logins from the Sandboxes Setup page now use the sandbox’s My Domain login URL.
- Track Site Updates in the New Change History Panel in Experience Builder
Basically a change log for changes made to Experience Cloud sites. Surprising this didn't exist already, but cool that it does now!
And that's a wrap!
Hope you find the summary useful :)
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