Salesforce Lightning is Coming to Your Org in October, Are you Ready?

Already on Lightning? Great! There is nothing more you need to do.
 
Still using Salesforce Classic? Here’s what you need to know:
 
WHAT: Users with standard profiles and users with custom profiles that have the Lightning Experience User permission enabled will see the Switch to Lightning Experience link in Salesforce Classic. Every week, starting the Sunday after Lightning Experience is turned on, Lightning Experience-enabled users who are working in Salesforce Classic are automatically logged into Lightning Experience. Users can switch back to Salesforce Classic as needed.
 
 
NOTE FOR LOCATE CLIENTS:
While LOCATE is not yet migrated to Lightning, it is Lightning-enabled, which means that you can still switch to Lightning as planned. The main restriction is that you will only be able to create 1 master Lightning Layout per LOCATE object, whereas you can create multiple layouts for standard Salesforce objects such as Accounts & Contacts. 
 
WHY: The future of the Salesforce user experience and platform is Salesforce Lightning. Moving forward, all our new innovations will be in Lightning Experience, and we are encouraging everyone to transition to Lightning Experience before the Winter ‘20 release.
 
WHEN: The 'Turn on Lightning Experience' critical update auto-activates on a rolling basis in the Winter ’20 release, beginning with the Sandbox update in September 2019. For your production org, the critical update will be activated within 48 hours after the org is updated to Winter '20.
 
To see when your production org gets Winter '20:
Go to Setup> Quick Find> enter ‘Company Information’
 
  1. Go to the Salesforce Trust Status site.
  2. Search for your org's instance in the search box, and then select your instance in the search results.
  3. Select the Maintenances tab.
  4. Find the Winter '20 Major Release entry. The 'Date' and 'Start Time' columns indicate when your org will be updated.
  5. The 'Turn on Lightning Experience' critical update will be auto-activated within 48 hours of that date.
 
WHAT ACTIONS SHOULD I TAKE? Take advantage of the built-in lead time before Lightning Experience is turned on to verify your org’s existing features and customizations in the new interface and to prepare your users with change management. Start now to ensure a better experience for everyone when Lightning Experience is turned on later.
Leverage the following resources for more information:
 
REACH OUT TO BACKOFFICE SUPPORT IF YOU NEED ANYTHING:
If you are unsure or want any help Reach out to BackOffice Support for additional assistance in addressing your migration needs. Whether you need help developing a migration plan to fixing issues found in your Lightning Experience Readiness Report, we’re here to help! 
 

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