July 2018: MobileCaddy Trust Update

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Welcome to our July 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 12

The Developer betas have started to appear for iOS 12 – with beta 5 out at the time of writing, and as yet we aren’t reporting any issues with this build.

Android

Android ‘P’

Android P DP5 has now been released, and as yet we aren’t reporting any issues with this build. It is estimated that Android ‘P’ will be available GA at some point in August

Timescales for Android P can be seen in this timeline.

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As with all releases, MobileCaddy will test Android P right throughout its release cycle to monitor if changes will be needed to container apps to support it.

Salesforce Platform

Releases

We are continuing our dialogue with Salesforce’s Apex product team around the performance differences that are being seen across the various “org shapes”, but as yet there hasn’t been any verified cause.

At the time of writing we are seeing patch level at Summer ‘18 15.1.

As mentioned last month, we already preparing for the Winter ‘19 release, and expect this to arrive into pre-release orgs in the second week of August with the first sandboxes being updated on the 8th Sept.

Critical Updates

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

There is currently 1 critical updates of note, that we request 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.

Instance Refreshes and 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 (note this is not an “Org Migration” – yes, silly naming, we know). More information on this, and steps that might be needed, can be found in this Salesforce Help Document.

* Correct at time of writing.

Instance Refreshes

  • Aug 18th – EU11 (Instance refresh)
  • Oct 21st – NA3, NA6, NA30, NA31

Org Migrations

  • Aug 5th – NA29, NA32, NA37
  • Sept 15th – EU6
  • Sept 16th – EU1

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