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Salesforce Summer ’12 Release

Just when you thought you had more than enough time to finish those Spring ’12 Release exams… think again. Salesforce’s Summer ’12 Release is on the horizon, and we’re getting prepared for some sweet new features.

What to look forward to in Summer ’12

First off, here’s a link to the Release Notes, for you savvy readers out there. 186 pages of fun. Enjoy that.

Get excited for these General Enhancements:

  • Browser Support Changes
  • Minor HTML and CSS Changes
  • Email Services Enhancements

You’ll also see some new features and customizations in the following areas:

  • Chatter
  • Sales
  • Service
  • Analytics
  • Mobile

We’ve got the scoop on some slick new Developer Features as well:

  • Schema Builder General Availability: With the addition of field-level security, printing and additional field types, the Schema Builder becomes generally available (GA) in Summer ’12
  • Developer Console Enhancements: The Developer Console continues its evolution with workspaces for staying organized and easier navigation through your code
  • Visual Workflow Updates: Factor out common behavior into subflows, and customize the look and feel of your user interface
  • Apex Code Enhancements: More flexible JSON parsing enables easier integration with external web services
  • Package Install/Upgrade/Uninstall Scripts: Specify Apex scripts to run automatically after a subscriber installs, upgrades or uninstalls a managed package

Prepare for the upgrade

If you are a Sandbox customer, you’ll get early access to Summer ’12 to test new customizations and features before your production org is upgraded. Visit this blog post for more details.

Want to join a Developer’s webinar to learn more about the new Developer features above? Fill out this form to get involved. The Webinar airs May 16.

Want more info?

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay in-the-know about Summer ’12 and the new features. Once our Sandbox is upgraded, we will test out the enhancements and share some of our favorites!

What are you most looking forward to in Summer ’12? We want to hear from you!

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