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Sunday, August 17, 2014

What is my Salesforce Edition, Instance and Release ?

Edition
When you are going to implement Salesforce.com for your company CRM system, which editions should I purchase? Salesforce.com come with a few editions, higher edition have more features, more expensive and less limitation, here a list of features in comparison and here list of limit.

Remember you can upgrade from one edition to 'higher' edition using the same instance, but not to downgrade, for some reason when you opt-to downgrade, Salesforce will provide you new instance and you need to manually migrate all configuration and data, which is very troublesome.

List of editions in order (from lowest to highest):
  • Contact Manager 
  • Group
  • Professional
  • Enterprise (include Developer)
  • Unlimited (not available for new purchase)
  • Performance 

How to check my Salesforce Edition?
There are a few ways to do this:

1. Hover your mouse over web browser
Once you have login to Salesforce, hover your mouse over the web browser tab.

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

Opera


2. Go to Setup - Administer



3. SQOL
For developer: SELECT OrganizationType FROM Organization




How to check my Salesforce Instance?

1. URL

In screenshot above, this is CS3 instance, which is a sandbox. Sandbox instance always start with CS, while production instance for America instances start with NA, APAC instances start with AP, and EMEA instances start with EU. Click here to see all instances including system status.

For those who not familiar with Sandbox, an instance of the salesforce.com service that hosts full copies of production orgs for customer application development purposes. Customers using our platform can have full application development lifecycles. These are test environments for customers to do user acceptance testing against their applications before deploying changes into their production org.

If you are using the My Domain feature, check here to get the instance name.


2. SQOL
For developer: SELECT Id, Name, InstanceName, IsSandbox FROM Organization




How to check my Salesforce Release?

Since Salesforce.com is on cloud and sharing infrastructure with customers using Salesforce, users in the same instance will run the same version / release. See his blog for more information on sandbox - Salesforce Release and Sandbox

To check which release in your sandbox or production instance:

1. Logo
Check the logo at the top left, make sure it is not custom app, example Sales app.



2. Discover button
Go to Home tab and look for Discover button





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