Its finally cooled off a bit here in North Texas. We had a cool front come through and the weather is perfect to get outdoors and get in a run or a hike without baking in the summer sun!
So, grab yourself a cup of coffee and lets jump into the October 2017 Salesforce Tech Update!
Salesforce Winter 18
Salesforce Winter 18 platform update began pushing out to orgs last weekend, October 6 - 7, 2017. Remaining orgs (including production and sandboxes) will finish up being pushed this weekend, October 13 - 14, 2017.
More details about Winter '18 can be found on Pages 5 and 12 - 13.
Salesforce Maintenance Release Calendar
Did you know that Salesforce pushes patches weekly as well as daily? Check out their new Salesforce Release Maintenance Calendar on Pages 6 and 24.
Upgrading Instances to TLS 1.1+
The march continues as Salesforce phases out TLS 1.0. They are still on target to wrap up the transition on November 11, 2017.
Details can be found on Pages 7 and 15 - 17.
Default Certificate Retirement Impacts SAML SSO
Salesforce is retiring their default certificate. If your organization uses Service Provider (SP)-Initiated SAML login to Salesforce and your Identity Provider validates signatures in SAML requests you will be impacted. Please contact your Service Provider to see if you will be impacted.
Details can be found on Page 8.
- AP2 - Sunday October 22, 2017 from 12:00 a.m. - 2:45 a.m. JST
- NA28 - Saturday, October 21, 2017 between 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. US Pacific Time
- EU2, EU3 - Sunday, December 3, 2017 between 03:00 - 07:00 UTC
- EU5 - Saturday, December 2, 2017 between 22:00 - 02:00 UTC
See Pages 10 and 19 - 22 for details.
- Salesforce Classic Mobile App to Retire on December 1, 2017
- SOAP API Legacy Versions will retire in Summer '18
- Access and Support for Lightning Experience with Internet Explorer version 11 extended to December 2020
See Page 11 and 27 - 32 for details.
Continuous Site Switching
October 21: NA32, CS13, CS30, CS50, CS51
November 28: CS9, CS10, CS11, CS70, CS71
November 19: NA40, NA51, NA52
December 2: NA54, NA55, CS7, CS53, CS54
December 3, NA47, NA63
See Page 25 for details.