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Is it really August already?  Those of you with kids are probably gearing up to get the kids back to school and all the craziness of their schedules that come along with this time of year.  As for me, well, in 12 days, it's kickoff for NCAA Football!!!!!!  I'll be soon hold up in the living room with two or three TVs, chicken wings, nachos and in football heaven!  The season can't come soon enough!


Anyway, let's get on with the latest Salesforce Tech Update shall we?


Salesforce Winter '20!

Check out the key dates for Salesforce Winter '20.  You can sign up for pre-release orgs starting no August 15th, Sandbox Previews will start  on September 6th, and production release happening the first two weekends of October.


Details on Page 5.


Requirements for the Salesforce Mobile App - Apple iOS & Android

The Salesforce for iOS mobile app will now require iOS 12.0 and higher in v220.0, which will be released alongside Salesforce Summer '19.  Users of prior versions of iOS will be able to continue using the current version of the mobile app, but will not be able to upgrade to v220.0 (Summer '19 release).


alesforce App for Android is retiring support for Android 5.0 with the Summer '19 release.  You will be required to use Android 6.0 or higher.  Customers using Android 5.0 will not be able to upgrade to v220.0 (Summer '19 release) or do a fresh install of the app.  If the app is already installed, they can continue using it, but they should be advised to plan an upgrade due to the OS no longer receiving security updates from Google.


See pages 6 & & for details.


Introducing the new Salesforce Mobile App (Coming later this year)

You can participate in the pilot.  You can apply here.  See page 8 for additional information.



Instance Refreshes

NA51, NA56, NA63: November 3, 2019, 08:00 - 12:00 UTC


Instance Name Changes


November 3, 2019, 08:00 - 12:00 UTC

NA51 --> NA118 or NA126

NA56 --> NA120 or NA121

NA63 --> NA134 or NA171


See pages 10 through 13 for details.


Feature Retirements

Salesforce Mobile Web Experience: Previously, you could experience Salesforce on your mobile device via the downloadable mobile app or through your mobile web browser.  Starting with Salesforce Summer '20, you will need to download the Salesforce app to access your Salesforce data on mobile devices.  See page 25 for details.