Excitement is building in the Salesforce community. Dreamforce and the Winter ’24 release align within the same hot 30-day period, bringing a wave of new updates and announcements for the Salesforce ecosystem. Salesforce Winter ’24 Release Highlights are amazing.

As the release date approaches, focus should be on two key aspects. Preparing your sandbox and knowing the upgrade timeline for your instance.

Salesforce Winter ’24 Release Date:

Understanding when your production instance will undergo the Winter ’24 release is necessary. To determine this, check your instance on Salesforce Trust by clicking on your instance name and selecting “Maintenance.” This will reveal the specific date of the Winter ’24 release for your organization. It’s essential to conduct thorough testing of your main use cases before this date to ensure a smooth transition.

Release weekends for Winter ’24 are scheduled on:

  • Sep 2, 2023
  • Oct 07, 2023
  • Oct 14, 2023

If you’re unsure about your instance, navigate to “company information” within “Setup” on your Salesforce platform.

Winter '24 Release Highlights

Winter ’24 Sandbox Preview Information:

Equally critical is understanding how and when your sandbox will be upgraded, providing the first opportunity to test the new release within your custom Salesforce system. Salesforce has two release windows for sandboxes based on whether they are “Preview” or “Non-Preview” instances. Most sandboxes are expected to undergo upgrades on Aug 26th, 2023. Stay tuned for additional information on Sandbox previews.

Winter ’24 Pre-Release Org:

Pre-release orgs offer an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the new features ahead of sandbox upgrades. Existing preview orgs have been upgraded with the Winter ’24 release. For those without a pre-release org, sign up for a Winter ’24 Org to explore the latest features.

Winter ’24 Release Highlights:

While the dates are significant in the Salesforce release cycle, the most anticipated date is the official release of “Salesforce Release Notes.” Expected in early August 2023, consider these notes as providing the first insights into the features and enhancements. They are the first look into what will be applied across the entire Salesforce suite. And its always great to be the first to know.

As the Salesforce community eagerly awaits these milestones, stay tuned for updates and announcements to make the most of the upcoming Winter ’24 release.

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