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Happy New Year everyone!  I trust you had a great Christmas holiday and new year and you're ready to face 2019 with all the gusto you can! 


Do you make resolutions for the new year?  I think I've moved way from using the term resolutions and have moved to using the word goals.  Goals seem more tangible to me.  For example, my goal for 2019 will be to log 1,000 miles running.  Pretty big goal, but if I break it into small chunks and I continue to do a good job of tracking, I think I'll make it.  Check back with me at the end of the year! 


What are your goals for 2019?  While you think about that, let's get on with the Salesforce Tech Update for January!


Salesforce Spring 19 is almost here!



Yes...I know we have yet another SnowMass coming down the pike, but Salesforce is already hard at work on their Spring '19 release.  Spring '19 has already been pushed to some sandbox instances as well as you can sign up for a pre-release of Salesforce Spring '19. 


Salesforce Spring '19 will be making it's way to production instances over the weekends of February 1st and February 8th.


Details on page 5.


Field History Data Rentention Now Enforced

We did a blog post on this one (Salesforce: Retention Limit for Field History Data is now Enforced!) however, be aware, that starting with Salesforce Spring '19, Salesforce will enforce the 18-month retention policy and begin the process of removing field history data beyond 24 months.  If you have data beyond 24 months that you would like to retain, please take action well before Spring '19 release!


Your two options are:

Option 1: Purchase Field Audit Trail

Option 2: Download the data via Data Loader and add it to a custom big object (or retain elsewhere)


Details can be found in our blog post mentioned above as well as page 6.


Instance Refreshes

EU6: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 22:00 - 02:00 UTC

EU1 & EU4: Sunday, January 20, 2019 03:00 - 07:00 UTC

NA8 & NA55: March 17, 2019, 02:00 - 06:00 UTC

NA34: March 17, 2019, 07:00 - 11:00 UTC

NA29, NA38 & NA48: April 7, 2019, 02:00 - 06:00 UTC


See page 10 for details.


Instance Names

January 19, 2019

EU6 -->  UM3 or UM4


January 20, 2019

EU1 --> UM1 or UM2

EU4 --> EU25 or EU26


March 17, 2019

NA8, NA55, NA34 -->  announced at least six weeks before


April 7, 2019

NA29, NA38 & NA48 --> announced at least six weeks before


See page 11 for more info.


Sandbox Migrations

CS80, CS81, CS86 & CS87 on January 19, 2019, 23:00 - 00:30 UTC


See pages 12 & 13 for details.


Site Switches

NA21 on February 2, 2019, 7:00PM - 9:00PM US Pacific or February 3, 2019, 03:00 - 05:00 UTC


Support for Internet Explorer v9 & v10 will retire on April 5, 2019

Support for Internet Explorer (IE) 9 & 10 will be retired on April 5, 2019 (this will include Remedyforce as well).  After April 5, 2019, you can continue to access Salesforce Classic using IE9 and IE10.  However, Salesforce will not provide support for any issues you may encounter using these browsers.


See page 28 for details.