Have you made the jump to Lightning yet? No, seriously, have you? It can sometimes be tough to separate the Salesforce spin from the cold, hard reality of what’s going on in real-world orgs – so it’s hard for us to have a true idea of how many of our readers will have made the leap.
If you haven’t – even after watching the frankly fabulous advice given to you at DF17 by this terrific trio – then this week’s blog might just be for you.
Here at Salesforce Weekly, we’re not in the business of blindly repeating Salesforce’s announcements and giving them unchallenged coverage, so rather than telling you what they say, here’s our take what we think you really need to know…
The converter basically works as follows:
- Visit https://lightning-configuration.salesforce.com/
- Log in with your sandbox or Developer Edition creds (the tool allows you to make direct changes to your org, so it very sensibly will not let you log in with your production org creds – phew!)
- Choose which buttons you want to convert, and watch as the magic happens automatically
Oh and one other thing I really like about the converter is that you can calculate ‘user impact’ (a pretty grandiose way of saying that it’ll tell you how many times the button has ben used in the last month) before you make any changes, so that you know where to focus your attention. You have a button which no-one has used for the whole month? Have a think about whether you should really care about taking it with you into Lightning.
So if you read the official announcements on this topic, here’s what you’re going to hear and what you’re going to see.
OK, that last paragraph probably made me sound a little cynical. Heh, if the cap fits, I guess…
Anyway, I wanted to balance this post out with a flavour of what I found when I took the tool for a spin in one of my orgs. I’ll let the image do the talking to start with:
The Balanced, Considered Conclusion from a Totally Unbiased Professional (Ha!)
And I’m sure that if I’d chosen a different, less totally-funked-up, org to experiment with, then I’d have got some success.
So, is this tool worthy of the time spent to take a quick look and see if it can help you out? Absolutely. It’s quick, it’s easy, and – most beautifully of all – it’s free. So take it for a spin and see how Lightning-ready your org is after the converter has worked its magic.
Oh and finally, there’s more of this kind of stuff coming out at the moment too. Check out this Quip document for info on the new Lightning Experience Transition Toolkit, with some other useful features to help you move to Lightning if you haven’t already done so. Which – if you’ve made it all the way to the bottom of this article – I’m guessing you haven’t, have you?