Deploying Versions

  • Configuration WizardNew implementation setup is streamlined through use of a configuration wizard that collect and updates settings. (TBD)
  • Connected DeploymentDirect deployment leverages a connected application (and user credentials are not required). (TBD)
  • Deploy From Hub(sf) Using a secure Salesforce app in our business org, any certified version can be pushed to subscriber staging or production orgs, individually or in groups, typically with the latest features disabled, and other needed updates automatically applied. (TBD)
  • Direct Deployment(sf) New permissions and reports are deployed post-upgrade by Connected Deployment or by leveraging user credentials. (TBD)
  • Feature Configuration Audit TrailAny change to feature configuration (including validation rules) is recorded in a supplemental audit trail log and made available as part of Push Metrics. (TBD)
  • Feature Toggles(sf) Custom metadata feature toggles may be hidden from the subscriber and activated through the LMA. (TBD)
  • Jumpstart Org(sf) To assist with implementing a package for new subscribers, a Jumpstart trial is maintained with the latest GA versions for use by new implementations. (TBD)
  • Org Details Object(sf) To track additional detail about subscriber orgs, a custom object in the business org is linked to the LMA and the subscribers Account object. The org details aggregates the API applications installed for each subscriber, the instance, the my domain name, the production org ID, as well as the staging/preview sandbox IDs, and refresh history. Ideally, an automation posts an alert whenever a new org is added, to queue followup actions. (TBD)
  • Patch Org Validation(sf) Prior to re-launching the preview channel, the GA patch orgs are provisioned early and tested with a deploy to be sure the org provisioned correctly. (TBD)
  • Push Major UpgradesQueue automated deployments of new versions from build server o to individual subscribers or subscriber groups. On, Deploy Fom Hub queues deployments form the business org. (TBD)
  • Rock Steady API(sf) Global components are stable with a low regression rate, including behaviors of Global Apex class methods and variables, Apex triggers, custom metadata, custom objects, fields, validations, and workflows. (TBD)
  • Rollout TrackingThe progress being made on a major version rollout is tracked in a shared checklist and/or Agile board. (TBD)
  • Scalable DeploymentWhen Direct Deployment is used, scale agents on a platform like AWS, so that many subscribers can be upgraded at once. (TBD)
  • Sharpen the AX(sf) The AppExchange entry is updated to the latest version for each new GA major version, without concern of prompting a security review.  (TBD)
  • Toggle OffOptional features promoted to GA or Beta in a release can be deployed in an activated or deactivated state and toggled on or off by the subscriber. (TBD)
  • Upgrade Slot SelectSubscribers can select their own upgrade slot within a window, or accept a default upgrade date. (TBD)
  • Zero Step Tolerance(sf) Any upgrade steps are automated or optional and can be invoked by subscribers. (TBD)

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