• Emily Malone

Our picks from the Salesforce Summer ’20 Release

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

Salesforce’s Summer ’20 Release notes have arrived! Here are some of the best bits we’ve picked out this time around.

Lightning Flow updates

This release brings a massive number of improvements to Lightning Flow – too many to list here. One of our favourites is the improved new Flow window and Start element.

Dynamic forms (preview)

Dynamic forms are almost ready for the big time and have entered a non-GA preview. We think it’s a great new addition to the Admin toolset, adding the ability to configure record detail fields and sections inside the Lightning App builder.

Dynamic Actions for custom objects

If, like me, you’ve struggled in the past to work out why a particular quick action isn’t appearing on a page layout, struggle no more! For custom objects, you can now use the Lightning App builder instead of the page layout editor to choose which actions appear in the Highlights panel on the object’s record page, and control visibility for each action.

Split View for Standard Navigation

Split view used to be exclusive to console-based apps, but it’ll now be available in standard apps too.

Speed Up Org Maintenance with the Optimizer App

Make org maintenance fun by letting a robot do it. Alas, unfortunately the new Optimizer App wont actually resolve the problems it finds, but it will tell you about them in a nice new UI.

Create Multi-Step Walkthroughs for In-App Training

Walkthroughs have been added to In-App Guidance, and they look very cool. Create up to 10 connected prompts that provide a guided path for users to follow.

Centralize Your CMS Content with Image and Document Types

A welcome feature for the Salesforce CMS users of the world. Create reusable media that can be used again and again in your CMS articles.

Einstein Search improvements

Einstein search is available at no additional cost and lets you search for records with natural language, amongst many other cool things.

Share Data with Partners (and customers) via External Account Hierarchies

We have several customers who will benefit from this feature. It should reduce the need for Apex-managed sharing in a Community!

And finally, some for our developer friends…

Build Fast, Efficient Experiences with the LWC-Based Community Template (Pilot)

We’ve been waiting for this for a long time and can’t wait to get building.

Share CSS Styles Among Lightning Web Components

Our front-end developer Twig will like this one – you can now share common CSS between multiple LWCs with this update!

Develop Flow screen components that work for multiple objects (beta)

Say you want to build a data table component that works with any collection of records – from accounts and contacts, to custom objects. Well, now you can.

Check User Permissions for Lightning Web Components

This is quite a dry one, but it’ll be extremely useful for LWC developers who need to check whether a user has a certain permission and then act on it.

What are your favourite features from this shiny new release? Let us know!