Feb 2018: MobileCaddy Trust Update

Welcome to our February 2018 MobileCaddy Trust update, designed to keep you up to speed with all the latest mobile OS releases and new versions, cover anything relevant which is new with the Salesforce platform, and offer a look ahead to forthcoming changes or issues which will be important for you to keep an eye on.

OS Releases

iOS

iOS 11

Since our last update there has been no further iOS updates. At the time of writing the latest GA version is 11.2.5

The Developer and Public Betas are continuing to roll-out and these have been progressing without issue through our daily test runs. At the time of writing, the latest developer release is now 11.3 beta 2

Android

Android Oreo (‘O’)

Following the minor release Android 8.1 in December there have been no further releases.

There should be no need to update container apps for Android ‘O’ v8.1.

Salesforce Platform

Releases

February saw the rollout of the Spring ‘18 release into production.

Throughout the rollout we have been continuing our daily check on the patch updates, and at the time of writing we’re up to Spring ’18 Patch 9.6.

During the Salesforce release cycles we monitor and test against multiple org shapes. To date, there have been no MobileCaddy related issues seen during the Spring ‘18 cycle.

Of course next up is Summer ‘18, and we expect to see this in pre-release orgs from 5th of Ma

Critical Updates

From time to time there are critical updates (CRUCs) released by Salesforce that may impact the running of MobileCaddy applications. When this are seen we request that partners do not activate them prior to them being “green lighted” by us.

There are currently 2 critical updates of note, that we reuqest are not activated until they’ve been through our QA processes.

  • Remove Instance Names from URLs for Visualforce, Community Builder, Site.com Studio, and Content Files
    More information can be found in the Spring ‘18 release notes.
  • New URL Format for Lightning Experience and the Salesforce Mobile App
    More information can be found in this blog post and this knowledge article.

Org Migrations

From time-to-time, Salesforce undertakes a maintenance operation called an Instance Refresh. This is performed for various reason, but primarily to maintain good performance. As part of this your org may be moved to a new data center. More information on this, and steps that might be needed, can be found in this Salesforce Help Document.

* Correct at time of writing.

  • March 15th – NA8, NA39
  • April 8th – NA39, NA35,

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