In a sandbox org, you can view the references to a custom field, such as in a formula, layout, or Apex class, with the click of a button. The new Where is this used? button lists where a field is used and where changes to the field appear. You can communicate changes to others who use the field in a formula or other context.
How to use: This is one feature which admins would love and help you save time on impact analysis. This does not do reports and dashboards yet but will be covered in future.
Clone, Deploy, Upload, and Validate Change Sets with Fewer Clicks
You no longer have to load the change set’s detail page to initiate these operations. We added links to the Inbound Change Set page that you can use to initiate validation and deployment operations for both deployed and undeployed changesets. If the change set has been deleted from its source org, these operation links aren’t available. If deployment of the changeset is in progress, these operation links aren’t available until after the deployment completes. We also added links to the Outbound Change Set page that you can use to upload or clone changesets. If the changeset doesn’t contain any components, the Upload link isn’t available.
Save Time by Cloning Sandboxes (Generally Available)
Sandbox cloning simplifies the management of multiple concurrent work streams in your application life cycle. Clone an existing sandbox for each type of work, such as development, testing, and staging. As you move from one development stage to the next, clone an existing sandbox rather than using your production org as the source. This pattern simplifies the customization of individual sandboxes. Your colleagues can easily clone individual sandboxes instead of sharing one sandbox to avoid stepping on each other’s toes.
Force.com IDE Is Being Retired in October 2019
The Force.com IDE plug-in for Eclipse is in a maintenance-only state. We will still provide support through our official channels for the product until its retirement date on October 12, 2019, but the only updates will be for critical security issues that arise before the retirement date.
How this helps: Developers now should use Visual Studio Code for development going forward.
To summarize, the top 3 features for Higher Education are the following
1. If you are in classic and use standard profiles, be prepared to have users experience lightning end of the year. So your options are to stay away from standard profiles or move to lightning. Click here for next steps
2. Leverage thanks badges and audience features in your communities to drive more engagement.
3. Be prepared to learn how to use the new flow builder instead of the old flow designer.