Trending Salesforce Winter ’22 Features

In this post, we will dive into the exciting features coming our way in this release. For Winter ’22 release preview information and link to release notes, please visit our other post.

Flow Updates:

Flow Orchestrator:

Flow Orchestrator was created so admins like you can quickly create sophisticated multi-user, multi-step automated business processes with clicks, not code.

Read more: Introducing Flow Orchestrator: Unify Your Complex Business Processes Without Code

Include Images in Rich Text Fields in the Lightning App Builder

With this update, we can now directly include images as a part of our Lightning App Builder pages.

For example, a logo of the company or any tailored image based on the process. Until now, the only way to make an image visible on the app builder page was through a custom component.


View Dependencies for Lightning Web Components

Use the dependencies tree viewer to see which custom components and Apex classes that a Lightning web component uses. You can quickly see the structure of a component and navigate to the source for its dependencies.

 How: From Setup, in the Quick Find box, enter Lightning Components, and then select Lightning Components.

Your Account App

Do more in the Your Account app. View and download invoices and review your payments and credit memos. No need to head over to Salesforce Checkout.

You can then view and manage your subscriptions.

Restriction and Scoping Rules

Restriction Rules were first released as a beta feature in Summer ’21 and this feature is now generally available.

Before Restriction Rules, you could only open up access in Salesforce, which meant if you wanted to restrict access, you had to remove access for everyone, and then open up access via sharing features.

Restriction Rules is a game-changer, allowing you to create rules that control which subset of records you allow specified groups of users to see.

In addition, Scoping Rules have also been announced in beta. This feature allows you to remove unnecessary records when users are searching. This doesn’t remove access from the records themselves but helps when searching.

Keep Working with Tab-Focused Dialogs (Release Update)

In Lightning console apps, dialogs no longer stop you from interacting with the rest of the UI. This release update limits the focus of dialogs triggered by a workspace tab or subtab to only the tab that triggered it. This update was first made available in Winter ’20.

Before the Winter ’20 release, all dialogs triggered by a workspace tab or subtab in a Lightning console app took the focus of the entire app. This update makes a dialog require the focus of only the tab that triggered it, allowing users to interact with the rest of the app.

To review this release update, from Setup, in the Quick Find box, enter Release Updates, then select Release Updates. For Keep Working with Tab-Focused Dialogs, follow the testing and activation steps.

Show In-App Guidance for Specific Record Types

Now, you can choose if you want in-app guidance to appear for all or only a specific record type. And you can customize your message so that users get detailed help for the unique layout and picklists of different record types. Previously, when you created in-app guidance and assigned it to a record page with multiple record types, the in-app guidance appeared for all of its record types.

How: From Setup in Lightning Experience, in the Quick Find box, enter In-App Guidance, and then select In-App Guidance. When you add or edit in-app guidance that has more than one record type and you want the prompt to appear only for a specific record type, select the checkbox in the Record Type area.

Build More Interactive Lightning Pages with Dynamic Interactions

Now you can create applications with components that communicate and transform based on user interactions, all in the Lightning App Builder UI. With Dynamic Interactions, an event occurring in one component on a Lightning page, such as the user clicking an item in a list view, can update other components on the page.

I hope you enjoyed reading the quick takes from the Winter ’22 release.

Stay connected to read about more exciting features and do let us know about your favorite release feature.


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