Summer ’16: According to the Experts

The Summer ‘16 release has so many amazing new features and enhancements, so Saasy5 decided to ask some Salesforce Community rockstars for their favorite part of the release and the resources they’re using to prepare for Summer ’16.  And here’s what they said…

ericEric Dreshfield

So what excites me most from the Summer ’16 release? The ability to export reports from Lightning Experience. Yes, I know, that’s really rather dull compared to so many of the other new features, but as a data geek, any day I can export a report is a good day. Of course, it would be a great day if I didn’t need to export at all, and just used X-Author for Excel from Apttus instead! (Shameless plug…I work for Apttus.)

The other thing that really thrills me about this release is the ability to clone sandboxes, and the fact that Professional Edition users now have access to sandboxes.

Twitter: @ericdresh


Success Community:

Lauren JordanLauren

I am super excited about the Summer ’16 Release!  There are so many awesome new features that those of us who are not on Lightning can implement and use right away! 

  1. The ability to associate a Contact with multiple Accounts – Yesssss!  I have been waiting for this one for a LONG time!
  2. The ability to mute a feed item from the detail view in Chatter – Thank goodness!!
  3. This almost brought a tear to my eye! The ability to ‘Evaluate The Next Criteria’ or just ‘Stop’ within Process Builder – This is a beautiful thing!!

I love referring to Rakesh Gupta’s Blog (Automation Champion) for release notes.  He does a fantastic job consolidating the notes into an easy to read post!

Twitter: @SaaSyGeek


Success Community:

MeighanMeighan Brodkey

I have to say, picking a favorite feature in the Summer 16 release has been pretty difficult, there are so many amazing enhancements.  When it comes down to it, I would have to say the ability to modify the Home Page and assign different home pages based on user profile is my favorite.  You might be thinking it sounds like a small feature, but I use the home page to hold the information I need users to see and to give them a central location in Salesforce to view an overview of what’s going on in the org, customized per team.  For Sales/Marketing/Service, I have Admin Updates – a list of new changes w/ links to release notes, Reminders with dates/times of upcoming trainings or company events, list views of past due opps, etc.  For my home page layout, I have a Visualforce section w/ org test coverage stats, a list view of my internal cases, users not logging in, etc.  The home page is the first thing users see when they login, and now in Lightning, the home page can now show relevant information for team, in a place I know they will view every day.



Success Community:

Benjamin BolopueBenjamin

While there’s SO much coming in the Summer ’16 release, the real game changer for me will be the ability to export report data from Lightning Reports. So far I’ve kept all my Users strictly using Classic largely due to this limitation. THANK YOU SALESFORCE for listening to the Community and making sure this feature was added in such short order!

Adam Olshansky’s Blog: Release Recap
SFDC Relase Notes
It’s also good to periodically check out SFDC’s release specific Known Issues listing.
The Summer ’16 Release Preview On-Demand Webinar

Twitter: @sfdcgeek


Success Community:

KylaKyla Longe

I’m pretty excited about the Service Cloud features we’ll get in the new licensing strategy, like Live Agent and Knowledge. We were considering paying for (and had added line items to the budget) for these features and suddenly they were free for us! Similarly, the Partial Sandbox is going to ease a lot of issues we have in our sandbox staging. Now that the data in our initial development is real, some of the issues we experience by the time we are in our testing/staging environment will completely go away!

Twitter: @seriouslykyla


Success Community:

Thanks experts! Happy Summer ‘16 Release!  Check out the Saasy5 Pinterest board for more Summer ’16 Release information.

Visit Saasy5 on Pinterest, each blog will have a board with pins to the resources used to write the blog.  Here’s this week’s board.  Since the Salesforce world is HUGE let me know if I missed something that should have been pinned and I’d be happy to pin it.

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