My Favorite Things in the Salesforce Summer ’22 Release

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Summer in Chicago is great until the middle of July when it becomes oppressively hot

Hey Readers. Just when you thought you’ve read every post about the new Summer release, here’s one more to make your release notes cup runneth over.

I would have been sooner to the blogging party, but life as a solution engineer at Salesforce keeps you busy, so with a little bit of a lull I was able to catch up and put this post together for you. Like last time, I’m taking a break from the monolithic release recaps and just focusing on creating a more succinct and meaningful summary.

Let’s dive in.

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My Favorite Things in the Salesforce Spring ’22 Release

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It’s been really cold lately in Chicagoland. Can’t wait to see the tulips soon.

Hey readers. I usually do a big monolithic blog every time there’s a new Salesforce release. I like it; it’s a fun creative exercise. But after reading the release notes, which often takes a day or two, writing a blog that’s full of my trademark wit and pop culture references is really taxing and exhausting, it takes at least 20 hours of my time. I think writing my last tome about a Salesforce release broke me.

For this release, I’m going to scale down the wit and the pop culture references and give it to you straight.

Also, to be candid, I’m not wild about this release. It’s a lot of small stuff. But with Salesforce releases, I feel you often have to consider the long game. A release is usually lots of little things which head to the right direction, which in a release or two might be more more transformative. But if you like working with Flow, then each release will make you party like it’s 1999.

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Your New Year’s Resolution: Less Shaggy Dog Calls

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Who’s a good boy? Follow my ask of you in this blog, and I’ll give you a belly rub.

As we approach almost two years of working remotely, I want to remind readers that we need to respect each other’s time on calls.

Less is more when it comes to meetings. Go in, get what you need, and get out. Simple.

Too often our customers are subjected to what I call “shaggy dog” calls. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s essentially something that goes on too long and is anti-climatic. You know you’ve delivered a shaggy dog story when you tell an anecdote, and then your audience says something like “and then you found ten bucks.”

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My Favorite Things in the Salesforce Winter ’22 Release

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I don’t know what’s more difficult to pronounce: Timothée Chalamet or Kwisatz Haderach

I’ve really fallen off the blogging train lately. My main excuse is I’m spending my free time playing guitar more than I ever have, and I’ve been rewatching a lot of wrestling from my youth. Thirdly, I’ve been slogging my way through reading Dune. I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie in a few weeks, yet I’ve never read the book. With about 100 pages to go, I can safely say it’s great and I recommend it.

The reason I bring up Dune is because Salesforce release notes are like Dune (the book): long, require an appendix, and are really a treatise about the environment.

I’m going to do something different in this post and place my favorite things in the release at the top of the post, and then give you the rest of my favorites things below. Fret not, this is not the beginning of this blog turning into a listicle content farm.

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