Salesforce Summer 2020 Sandbox Preview AvailabilityThe Salesforce Summer 2020 release is right around the corner.

Despite the initial release being postponed due to COVID-19, we knew it would come up quickly, and we hope you’re as excited as us about what’s coming!

On July 17 and 18, non-preview instances will be upgraded, while preview instances will be upgraded on May 29 and 30, 2020.

Sandbox preview instances grant users early access to take advantage of new features, functionality, and customizations that come with the release.

Salesforce says, “if you are a Sandbox customer, you can get early access if you have an active preview instance before that date.”

They advise that in most cases “you may not need to do anything because your sandbox is already on a preview instance.”

Salesforce Summer 2020 Sandbox Preview Availability

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Sandbox instances are split into two groups – preview and non-preview.

Users can refer to the image (right) to determine when they will have access to the summer 2020 release.

Salesforce informs users that “between now and May 29, 2020, all sandbox requests will be routed to preview instances.”

This means “Sandboxes complete in time for the major release on May 29, 2020, will be upgraded to the newest version of Salesforce.”

While “incomplete sandbox requests will be reset on a non-preview instance, and pending and new sandbox requests, will be routed to non-preview instances until your production instance is upgraded to Summer 2020.”

Users have until May 29, 2020, to decide whether or not they’d like to partake in the summer 2020 preview.

As with any Sandbox preview or upcoming release, it’s imperative to plan ahead. Be sure to discuss your options with your Salesforce team or CRM (Salesforce) Consulting partner prior to the preview instance release.

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  • “Should I refresh, not refresh, or do nothing?”
  • “How do I see the preview on AppExchange?”
  • “How can I access the Sandbox preview guide?
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There are many Salesforce 2020 Release Dates you should keep in mind as you move forward. Add these to your calendars.

Summer ’20 Release Timeline:

  • May 4th Release notes were published
  • May 29th – Sandbox refresh deadline/cutoff date, to ensure your sandbox gets early access to Summer ’20 features.
  • June 12th & July 10th – Some early access instances of Salesforce will get the Summer ’20 release.
  • July 17th-18th – Most Salesforce environments will get the release over this weekend.

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