Save These Dates: Summer ’23 Sandbox Preview
The sun is gleaming down on the land of Salesforce and so, the Summer ’23 Salesforce Release sandbox preview window is around the corner. Note the dates now so your organization is prepared for the upgrade. According to the rolling 12-month release calendar, Salesforce will upgrade your production instance to the Summer ’23 release. Enter your instance name or domain and click the maintenance tab to view your upgrade date. The next thing you should know is when your sandbox will be upgraded to Summer ’23, as this will be your first opportunity to try out your configurations on the new release. Let’s go over the dates you’ll need to be aware of.
April 13: Sign up for a prerelease environment
Why do you need a prerelease organisation? It is a test environment with new release features enabled, giving you plenty of time to test and determine which ones are appropriate for your organisation. You can log back into your Spring ’23 prerelease org if you already had one. If you’re not sure what features to implement, participate in the Trailblazer Community Treasure Hunt to see what others in the community are excited about.
April 26: Preview release notes are available
Now is the time to read through the release notes. Filters can be used to display only the sections that are relevant to the edition and clouds you are currently using.
May 4: Sandbox cut-off date
Before the scheduled production upgrade, use your sandbox to gain early access to new features and test configurations. To get the Summer ’23 preview in your sandbox, you must have an active sandbox preview instance before May 4. In most cases, nothing needs to be done because your sandbox is already running on a preview instance. The sandbox preview instructions article on Salesforce Help has all the information you need.
May 5: Sandboxes upgraded
If you chose to use sandbox preview, your sandboxes will be upgraded to Summer ’23 this weekend. The sandbox preview, like the prerelease programme, allows you to test new features without affecting your live environment. The 12 sandbox preview, on the other hand, provides the ability to test new features in a configuration similar to your.
May 15: Summer ’23 Release site is live
Salesforce understand that everyone processes release information differently. As a result, the Trailhead Release Highlights module is a quick and easy way to learn about features. To make the process as simple as possible, Salesforce provide demo videos, Trailhead modules, community forums, and other resources.
May 19: First release weekend
Salesforce and a small number of customers are upgraded during the first release weekend. You’ve probably already identified your key features at this point. If you’re ready to upgrade, the Release Readiness Trailblazers group will have all the content you need to educate your organization’s users on the new features you intend to implement.
May 19 to 26: Release Readiness Live
Salesforce admin and developer evangelists introduce their favourite features in the Summer ’23 release. The product management team will then discuss and demonstrate the new features. See how those features work in real time, and get a sneak peek at the 2023 roadmap. Full agenda and schedule details will be posted on Salesforce Release Readiness Trailblazers group in January.
June 2: Second release weekend
During the June 2 weekend, another set of instances is upgraded. If you have any questions, Salesforce Trust page has the most recent information on the upgrade’s timing. And, because the upgrade takes only five minutes, it should have no effect on your operations or uptime.
June 9: Final release weekend
On June 9, all remaining Salesforce instances will be upgraded. If you previously chose not to have your organizations included in the sandbox preview, they will be upgraded this weekend.
For more information or instructions regarding the Salesforce Summer Release ’23, keep following Revolve’s blog Posts.