Don’t Miss Out on the Goodness of Salesforce Winter 21 Release Features

Salesforce Winter 21 Release FeaturesWinter has come. Salesforce Winter ’21 Release is now live in all Salesforce Orgs. And here are all the different ways in which you can familiarize yourself with the new features and functionalities introduced in this release.

1. Sign Up for my “1 Day, 1 Tip, 1 Minute” Email series on Salesforce Winter ’21 Release Features

Have one tip delivered every day to your inbox that won’t take more than a minute to read through. Subscribe to these emails in the form below. These emails will contain a short description of the new feature, link to the relevant release note article, and an image.

To terminate your subscription at any point in time, just click on the unsubscribe link in the email. Easy!

(You will never be spammed on my watch and that’s a promise)

Click here if you want to learn more about the ‘1 Day, 1 Tip, 1 Minute’ emails.

2. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook

Follow me on Twitter (@asagarwal) or Facebook if this your preferred social medial channel. I tweet about the various new features and functionalities introduced in Winter ’21 with hashtag #SalesforceWinter21. It is usually 3-4 posts spaced throughout the day that won’t take more than a minute or two for you to read. The idea is to let you know the interesting and useful features of Winter ’21, one feature at a time. So, while you are commuting to work or waiting in the line for a coffee, why not learn a thing or two about the new features!

3. Follow the Other Bloggers

Some of the popular bloggers have picked their favorite features and functionalities in Winter ’21. Here is the link to their blog posts

  1. Salesforce Ben
  2. Automation Champion
  3. Jennifer Lee
  4. SFDC Point

4. Join the Release Readiness Trailblazers Community Group

“Release Readiness Trailblazers” Chatter group is dedicated to helping you stay up to date on the latest and greatest product enhancements and innovations. Consider this group as the central location for release information for all Salesforce Clouds, join the conversation here to ask questions, get answers, stay updated and share experiences. Join the group at the following URL

https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/chatter/groups/GroupProfilePage?g=0F9300000001okuCAA

5. Release Preview Site

Learn about the top features per cloud. Watch short videos to get a high level overview of the features in this release.

https://www.salesforce.com/releases/winter-21/overview/

6. Release In a Box

Release in a Box is an enablement kit to help you prepare and present a comprehensive preview of the Winter ’21 release to your leadership teams, stakeholders, and communities. Use this kit to become a release expert and share in-depth details about the newest innovations available in the Winter ’21 release.

https://sfdc.co/RIABpdfWinter21 

Salesforce Winter '21 Release in a Box
7. Skim through the Release Overview Deck

A picture speaks a thousand words and that is what you are going to find in the Release Overview Deck. It contains slides with screenshots of the new features, making it easier for you to understand the changes coming up with the release. The only caveat is you need to login to Salesforce’s trailblazer Community to be able to view this. Here is the URL to navigate directly to the Release Overview Deck

https://trailblazers.salesforce.com/0694S000001A5tF

8. Watch the YouTube Playlist

If a picture speaks a thousand words imagine what a video will do. Here is the playlist of short videos (between 1 to 5 minutes each), bringing the new features and functionalities to life for you

https://www.youtube.com/user/SalesforceReleases/playlists

9. Complete the Trailhead Module

The proof of the pudding is in eating. Complete this Trailhead module not only to learn but also to test your knowledge.

https://trailhead.salesforce.com/en/content/learn/modules/winter-21-release-highlights

Salesforce Winter '21 Release Features Trailhead Module

10. Go through the Release Notes

Still hungry for more? Then, the most comprehensive (and the most time-consuming) resource that you can refer to is the Release Notes. It is a 500+ pages document detailing all the different features and functionalities introduced in this release. Personally, I prefer to use it for reference only. Here is the URL for the same (with the option to download this in PDF format)

https://releasenotes.docs.salesforce.com/en-us/winter21/release-notes/salesforce_release_notes.htm