July 24, 2014
Category: Salesforce Foundation
Written by Julie Loyd
Three times a year, Salesforce.com rolls out new features to its users. Most of these new features are enabled automatically (you don’t have to do anything!). Although there are some new features that are optional, and therefore have to be enabled by your System Administrator.
If you’re new to the releases, here’s a quick FAQ on new releases:
How do I know when a new release has been rolled out in my instance of Salesforce?
Unless you’re using a custom logo, you'll see a new icon on the top left when you log in to Salesforce. For Summer ’14, it’s a mask and snorkel. You'll also see the orange "Discover Summer ‘14” link on the top right side of your homepage. If you click that link, it will take you to additional resources like videos and the Release Notes, letting you know what’s new. Here’s a link to the Summer ’14 Release Notes.
I work for a nonprofit, and the release notes talk about a lot of features that don’t apply to me. How do I know which features are most exciting for nonprofits?
You can always come and check out KELL Labs, or visit other nonprofit community resources to see what other nonprofits are saying. The Salesforce.com Foundation also hosts a webinar for each release, where they show examples of the new features along with use cases for nonprofits.
We attended the Foundation’s webinar and took some notes so you don’t have to. Here are our favorite features from Summer ’14 that nonprofits can use:
Read more: Our Favorite Improvements for Nonprofits in the Summer ‘14 Salesforce Release