Winter 17 is Here! A Quick Preview

Salesforce community is very busy these days. Dreamforce is near and everybody is preparing themselves for this mega event. As winter is here. So today I come up with 10 important feature of Winter 17

  1. Horizontal Navigation Comes to Lightning — One of the main initial features of Lightning, the collapsible side panel navigation, will be a thing of the past when Winter 17 goes live. This will be a big gain in efficiency and will ease the transition from Classic as it is similar to the Classic tabbed header. An awesome feature of the top navigation is when you hover over the tab name, you get a list of recent object records.
  2. Lightning Experience enhancements — Create Custom Apps in Lightning Experience and Navigate More Efficiently, Get Field-Level Help in Lightning Experience, Get Field-Level Help in Lightning Experience using save & New button
  3. Napili Is Now Called Customer Service (Napili) and it now supports more objects.
  4. Now you can use global search instead of Quick Find to find specific setup records, such as the Lead Source picklist or the Sales Rep profile. This feature is available in Lightning Experience only.
  5. Now you can create and manage your global picklist value sets from either user interface. No more switching back and forth to manage all of your picklists in Setup. Also Standard, multi-select picklists can be as detailed as you need them to be with a new limit of 255 characters per entry.
  6. The time window to quick-deploy your validations has expanded from 4 days to 10 days. This larger time window provides you more flexibility for scheduling your quick deployment and helps minimize the impact on your org.
  7. Build Reusable, Invocable Processes — This new feature will allow admins to create one Process and reuse it by invoking it from another Process. It’ll be available in Classic and Lightning editions.
  8. Inline Editing in List View Comes to Lightning —Lightning users will be able to hover over fields in a Listview and click to edit. This feature is in Beta and some restrictions will apply.
  1. Add the force:lightningQuickAction or force:lightningQuickActionWithoutHeader interface to a Lightning component to enable it to be used as a custom action in Lightning Experience or Salesforce1. You can use components that implement one of these interfaces as object-specific actions in both Lightning Experience and Salesforce1. You can use them as global actions only in Salesforce1.
  2. The Lightning Design System is now automatically added to your Lightning Out and Lightning Components for Visualforce apps. The Lightning Design System provides a look and feel that’s consistent with Lightning Experience.


Here are the 10 features which I found useful. I will keep updating this list whenever I found any useful feature in Winter 17 release notes. In the meantime you should give a read to Winter 17 notes and if found anything useful share them in comments. Cheers 🙂


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