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Each month Salesforce publishes what they call their Technical Update.  Its a way to let the Salesforce community know of upcoming changes that could impact their customers.  Here is their May 2016 update.

 

Salesforce Summer '16

Salesforce Summer 16 is fast approaching!  Page 6 of the attachment gives you insight into the timings; however they tentatively have the Sandbox Preview Window starting on or about May 6th.  Check the page to see if your Sandbox instances will be part of the preview. Salesforce typically staggers the Sandbox instances from release to release.

 

Prepare for TLS 1.0 Disablement [IMPORTANT!]

Have you ever come across the Salesforce Critical Updates?  One of those critical updates which is avaialble in your Sandbox is to disable TLS 1.0.  Now would be a good time to test your integrations with this critical update turned on.  We have had reports that older versions of Pentaho will not work once TLS 1.0 is disabled.  See Page 7 for all the details.  If you're interested in the latest version of Pentaho, version 6.1 is the latest version at the time of this writing.

 

New Identity Connect Release Available for TLS Compatibility

If you have purchased Salesforce Identity Connect for your Single Sign-On support, please be aware that earlier versions prior to 2.1.0 will be incompatible with Orgs where TLS 1.0 has been disabled.  You'll want to update to the most current version (2.1.0 or higher).  Details are on Page 8 and the Salesforce Alert can be accessed here.

 

Reactivation of Salesforce Classic Mobile App

If you were an early adopter of the Salesforce Classic Mobile App, then you were probably using the app so your IT Staff and Analysts could be mobile and resolve Incidents as they moved around.  If you are such a customer and are on NA5, NA6, NA44, or NA45, you'll have to reactivate the application due to an update.   Additionally we would highly encourage you to check out Remedyforce Mobile for Salesforce1 as Salesforce Classic Mobile is no longer being developed by Salesforce.  See Page 9 for details.

 

Mail IP Range Additions

As Salesforce continues to grow, they are adding new IP ranges for email on several instances.  Be sure and check out Page 14 to see if your instance is scheduled for this expansion.  If you are a company that uses email firewalls, email relays, or any other network settings you may need to include the new IP ranges and ensure that your email server filter rules do not block @salesforce.com email addresses.

 

CS1, CS13, & CS30 Sandbox Migrations

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, all sandboxes on the above instances will be moved to another data center withing the United States.  Details can be found on Page 15.

 

Salesforce Feature Retirements / End of Support Timelines

Impacted features are:

  • IE11 with Lightning Experience and the Salesforce1 Mobile Browser App
  • In-App Spell Checker Service
  • Blackberry 10
  • CTI Toolkit (addressed by a Salesforce Alert.  Click here for that alert.)
  • Legacy Import Wizards

Details to all of these can be found on Page 17.

 

We have attached the full Salesforce May 2016 Tech Update to this article.  If you have questions, it will be your best resource!