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Salesforce Summer 2020 Release – New Features To Get Excited About

The summer of 2020 is in full swing; therefore, it’s time to discuss the Salesforce Summer 2020 release. As you may have noticed, Salesforce postponed this year’s summer release as a result of COVID-19 event.

According to Salesforce, here’s the new Summer ’20 release schedule:

  • Sandbox preview: May 29-30, 2020
  • Summer ’20 Production release
    • First Release window: June 12
    • Second Release window: July 10
    • Third Release window: July 17-18, 2020


Read on to discover our favourite release updates of Summer 2020. 

Best New Features In Salesforce Summer 2020 Release


Dynamic Forms 

As a result of the Idea Exchange in the Salesforce community, Dynamic Forms came to existence to improve on the Lightning Page Layouts.

Use Dynamic Forms to place the fields and sections from your page layout as individual components into the Lightning App Builder, or even build new pages from scratch. 

Because of the possibility of moving sections around by using point-and-click customisation technique, you can easily rearrange the fields and sections across pages, so that the users only see what they need. Configuring the fields and sections will be just like the rest of the components on the page. As a result of this upgrade, your users will have a much better experience.


Besides placing fields and sections as per your preference, other benefits of Dynamic Forms include:

  • Improved page load times 
  • Simpler layout management

Currently, Dynamic Forms feature works only on custom object record pages and it holds the Non-GA Preview status. This status means that the feature is still in beta testing, but the expectation is that Salesforce will make it generally available (GA) during Winter ’21 release, which is scheduled for October 2020.


Flow Builder Updates

Salesforce has prepared a few significant updates on the Lighting Flow Builder, including new trigger flows after record changes and platform events.


Some of the most notable updates on the Flow Builder:

  • After-save flow trigger feature
  • After receiving a platform-event message trigger feature
  • Easier debugging of flows with autolaunched flows and schedule-triggered flows
  • The streamlined process of creating flows
  • Running flows that bypass user permissions


As per the previous setup with the record-triggered flow, Salesforce users could only run a flow before the record was saved, and the flow could only make updates to that new or updated record. But now with after-save record-triggered flow users can access other records, perform actions, and use more types of flow elements. 

Flow Builder is becoming more impressive with smoother user experience and advanced logic elements such as loops and decisions. If you are eager to set up triggers on record changes and events, check out this how-to-guide by Salesforce.


And also, let us know — which Salesforce Summer ’20 update is your favourite?


About Dare Akande information

Daré is a Salesforce 18 x Certified Salesforce Application & System Architect with over a 
decade of experience working with the 
platform including implementation across 
several household name brands

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