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Salesforce Summer ’23 Release Key Dates

Salesforce Summer ’23 Release Key Dates.

Salesforce Summer '23 Release Key Dates
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April 13: Get early access by signing up for a pre-release org

Admins can sign up for a pre-release Developer Edition environment which is full of all the Summer ’23 features to explore to your heart’s content. If you already had a pre-release org for Spring ’23, you can log back into that one.

April 26: Review the Release Notes

Search the products you use for release updates in the Release Notes section of Salesforce Help. The notes will go live April 26 and we will share the link here.

Please check out the Release Readiness Trailblazer Community Group where you can continue to get updates, share your favorite features, and ask questions about the upcoming release.

May 4 before 5 p.m. PT: Be sure to refresh your Sandbox

Once you’ve explored the pre-release org and reviewed the Release Notes for features that are important to you, it’s time to try out features related to your customizations in your sandbox. This is a great time to evaluate how specific features may be useful or impact the way your organization uses Salesforce.

During each release, there is a group of sandboxes slated to remain on the non-preview instance (i.e. the current release) while there is another group of sandboxes that will upgrade to the preview instance.

If your sandbox is not slated to be updated to preview, take action before 5 p.m. Pacific Time on May 4 to get early access to all the Summer ’23 features in one of your sandboxes. Check out this Help Article for instructions on exactly how and when to refresh your sandbox.

May 5: Sandbox preview begins

Check your sandbox instance on Trust for your sandbox upgrade window. Just like the pre-release org, sandbox preview gives you the opportunity to test new features against your own customizations without affecting your live environment.

May 15: Learn MOAR about Summer ’23 features

Check out the #LearnMOAR page for new trailmixes for admins and developers that feature highlights of the Summer ’23 release.

May 19: Release Readiness Admin Preview

Join Admin Evangelists and an expert panel for a one hour deep dive into the release including the features admins can’t miss. This preview is a great opportunity to hear an overview from admin experts, and may help you determine which features in the Release Readiness Live broadcast to focus on. There are a lot of features delivered with each release, so Salesforce experts will go through all of it and provide a summary of the features most impactful to admins so that you can start innovating with new Summer ’23 innovations, fast.

May 19-26: Watch Release Readiness Live by cloud

Hear from product managers across the Salesforce and across the clouds as they share the latest features and demos of their products. This is a multi-day, live video streaming event that is available on-demand after the event.

May 19, June 2, June 9: Summer ’23 arrives!

Check the Maintenance Calendar for exactly when your Salesforce org will get the Summer ’23 features. Scroll through the list and check your Salesforce instance (NA__, EMEA__) against the release dates listed in the calendar. Once the release window has passed for your environment, you’ll have access to the newest features in your production environment!

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