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Happy Valentine's Day!  Wow, my second blog post today.  I should get the rest of the day off or something!    No?  Back to work for me?  All's Salesforce's February 2019 Tech Update!


Salesforce for iOS and Android v. 18.0 Available

Formally known as Salseforce1, Salesforce for iOS and Android has an update.


See page 6 for details.


Field History Data Retention 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 7.


Instance Refreshes

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 11 for details.


Instance Names

March 17, 2019

NA8 -->  NA104 or NA105

NA34 --> NA129 or NA130

NA55 --> NA102 or NA103


April 7, 2019

NA29 --> NA97 or NA101

NA38 --> NA98 or NA100

NA48 --> NA131 or NA132


See pages 12 - 15 for more info.


Site Switches

March 2, 2019 | NA21, NA32, NA37, NA54, NA67

March 3, 2019 | NA46, NA72, NA76, NA88

April 20, 2019 | EU7, EU8, EU12, NA53

April 21, 2019 | NA47, NA51, NA63, NA69

June 15, 2019 | EU14, EU15, EU16, EU17, EU18,

NA65, NA66, NA70

June 16, 2019 | NA90, NA94, NA95, NA99

July 6, 2019 | AP8, AP9, AP14, AP15, EU13, NA61,

NA64, NA79

July 7, 2019 | NA49, NA57, NA59, NA87


See page 19 for details.


Salesforce IP Addresses & Ranges

If your company restricts web access to specific IP ranges, take a look at page 20 for any updates.


Salesforce Maintenance Schedule

In addition to, you can see the upcoming system maintenance schedule on page 21.


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 BMC Helix 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.