Although many of us are still enjoying the warm summer weather, it's time to start preparing for the Salesforce Winter '23 release that is quickly approaching. Let's talk about the important dates and preview information you'll need to know for this release.
Get Ready for the Release!
Winter '23 Pre-Release Org
Winter '23 Pre-Release Orgs are live as of August 11, and you can sign up here. Pre-release orgs are a great way to test the new release features in a stand-alone environment before they're rolled out into your sandbox and production orgs. If you already had a pre-release org for Spring '22, you can log back into that one to access your Winter '23 pre-release org.
Winter '23 Release Notes
The official release notes are probably the most highly anticipated date of the each release. These offer us our first in-depth look into each new feature that will be implemented across Salesforce once the release goes live. They became available on August 17 at Salesforce Help.
Be sure to check out DB Services' Salesforce Winter '23 Release Highlights!
You can also find updates, ask questions, and discuss your favorite features in the Release Readiness Trailblazer Community Group.
Winter '23 Sandbox Preview
The Sandbox preview is a great way to test out the new features as they pertain to your unique configurations within your own Salesforce org, without affecting your live environment. Use the Salesforce Sandbox Preview Guide to determine if you want to upgrade your Sandbox or keep it on Summer '22 until Winter '23 officially releases.
Most Sandboxes will be updated August 26.
Salesforce Winter '23 Release Dates
The most important thing to do is make sure you're aware of when your Salesforce instance is going to be upgraded to Winter '23. Be sure to test everything before the release goes live to ensure everything still works properly and you know how to navigate the new features and upgrades. Be sure to check out the Release Resources page to help prepare for the new updates!
The three main release weekends for Winter '23 are:
- September 9, 2022
- October 7, 2022
- October 14, 2022
You can find your Salesforce instance by going to company information in Setup within Salesforce. To find your release date, go to Salesforce Trust, select your instance name, and click on the "Maintenance" tab. This will show you the date that your org will be upgraded to Winter '23.
If you'd like to check out our favorite new features and upgrades in Winter '23, read our Salesforce Winter '23 Release Highlights article. If you have any questions about Salesforce or want to get started on your digital transformation, contact us today!
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