The following is a high-level roadmap for the Salesforce Lightning Experience. It is subject to change and will be updated on an ongoing basis.
- Winter ‘18 (December 2017)
- Initial release of Lightning Experience in production
- Spring ‘18 (March 2018)
- Lightning Design System v2
- Summer ‘18 (June 2018)
- Expand org adoption with features like new Home page, Utility Bar, and Global Search (Pilot)
- Introduce Einstein Next Best Action so you can take action based on predictions about what your customers want next
- Give users more control over their data with My Domain enhancements
- Empower every user to create custom Lightning apps with App Builder
- Ensure critical data is always at your fingertips’ fingertips with Email to Salesforce enhancements
- Winter ‘19 (December 2018)
- Bring Einstein features to more standard objects like Leads and Campaigns
- Link records together with Lightning flow screen components
- Align your sales teams with Territory Management 2.0 (Pilot)
- Summer ‘19 (June 2019)
- Use flow to automate business processes across any object, including custom ones
- Put Einstein into every standard object with Einstein’s Next Best Action predictions
- View My Domain in Preview orgs
Note: The roadmap is updated periodically. Stay tuned for the latest information. Last updated: June 1, 2018.
What’s New in winter ‘18?
Lightning Experience is generally available! Admins can now enable Lightning Experience for their entire organization from Setup. Learn more in the Lightning Experience Transition Guide.
The following features are new to Lightning Experience or have been significantly improved:
- Account Settings and Opportunities Home Pages: These pages have been rebuilt as Salesforce Tabs so you can easily customize them with the Lightning App Builder.
- Activity Timeline: The activity timeline on records has a new look and feel, and offers some great enhancements. For example, you can now view task and event details in-line, add comments to events, and log calls directly from the timeline.
- Custom Home Page Components: Lightning App Builder now supports custom home page components built by ISV partners.
- Lead Conversion: The lead conversion experience has been significantly improved in Lightning Experience. Now you can convert leads faster and more easily than ever before.
- Lightning Flow Builder: The Lightning Flow Builder is a point-and-click tool that makes it easy to automate business processes by creating flows, without having to write any code.
- My Domain: My Domain is a new Salesforce feature that gives you a custom Salesforce URL for your org. This enables you to brand your org, improve security, and enable single sign-on (SSO).
- Opportunity Workspace: Opportunity Workspace is a new console app that provides a central place for sales reps to manage all their opportunities.
- Orders and Products: The Orders and Products features have been significantly improved in Lightning Experience. For example, you can now add products to opportunities directly from the opportunity detail page, and there’s a new pricing wizard to help you easily create price books.
The Salesforce Lightning Experience Roadmap is a guide to help you plan, design, and build amazing Lightning apps.
It includes an overview of the various parts of the Lightning Platform, including the App Builder, Lightning Components, and Lightning Flow. The roadmap also provides guidance on how to use these tools to create custom apps for your organization.
Lightning App Builder:
The Lightning App Builder is a point-and-click tool that allows you to quickly create custom apps without having to code. You can use the App Builder to add components, such as tabs, buttons, and lists, to your app. You can also customize the look and feel of your app by choosing from a variety of themes.
Lightning Components are reusable building blocks that you can use to create custom apps. There are over 100 pre-built Lightning Components that you can use in your app. You can also build your own custom Lightning Components.
Lightning Flow is a tool for creating and managing workflows within Salesforce. You can use Lightning Flow to automate business processes, such as lead generation, approval processes, and data entry. Lightning Flow provides a visual interface that allows you to drag and drop components to create your workflow.
The Salesforce Lightning Experience Roadmap is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn about the various features of the Lightning Platform. It provides an overview of the different tools available and how they can be use to create custom apps. If you’re looking to get starting with Lightning, this roadmap is a great place to start.