Mastering Summer '15
As I now do for every new Salesforce release, I’m compiling in this one-stop-shopping article the most useful resources available online related to Salesforce Summer ’15 release. This post will help you to master the new release capabilities.
🔎 Here are the best posts summarising the new features or highlighting the most important ones, all consolidated for you.
- Cloud Sherpas: What’s New?
- GearsCRM: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
- Mark Kane: Platform Highlights
- Mike Gill & Chris Edwards: Please, Can I Have An Ice Cream
- Phil Walton: Tips Of The Week #135 (disclosure: I’m guest posting on that one)
- Rakesh Gupta: Release Quick Summary
- RedArgyle: Initial thoughts
📺 After reading these posts, a good next step would be to watch Salesforce videos on YouTube. They're a great way to get a feel for the release.
I always watch the Developer Webinar and suggest you give it a go too. This webinar not only mentions but demos some of the most important new features.
📘 I find the Release Preview to be a very helpful summary of the new release. It could help you to quickly identify hidden gems. In a similar style, there's the post Release Admin Quick Wins Guide on the Salesforce blog. It focuses on 7 of the new features.
There's also the Developer Resources page which technical content is focused on the platform features, by opposition to any of the Salesforce's Clouds.
🍄 The must-read document to identify and understand the new features is the Release Notes. It's available as a PDF document or HTML page. You can pick whichever format works the best for you since the content is strictly identical in both versions.
🚀 The post Milestones of the Release Cycle provides general information on the timeline for the switch from one release to the new one.
The maintenance exam is available for approximately 2 releases after launch. Don't be late or you will have to retake all of your certifications that are covered by the maintenance! You can read my post Preparing Your Salesforce Release Maintenance Exam and check how it works.
- Date available: June 29, 2015
- Completion deadline: February 26, 2016
I hope you enjoyed this post. Don't hesitate to ping me on Twitter if you have any comment or question.