When Lightning Strikes

By: Pritam Shekhawat @pritamsfdc

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I am Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I,Certified developer and Salesforce certified Administrator . Most important thing which I like about Salesforce is giving back.I am an active and a consistent contributor to the Salesforce Community. I am a big fan of Answers Community where I have been answering for almost 2 years, My count is over 6900 answers now and I am inspired to never stop contributing. I also write blogs, mainly focused on Lightning.

I am Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I,Certified developer and Salesforce certified Administrator . Most important thing which I like about Salesforce is giving back.I am an active and a consistent contributor to the Salesforce Community. I am a big fan of Answers Community where I have been answering for almost 2 years, My count is over 6900 answers now and I am inspired to never stop contributing. I also write blogs, mainly focused on Lightning.

“Salesforce Is More Thunderous When Lightning Strikes”

If you didn’t know already, ‘Lightning’ is the modernization of the salesforce user interface.

If you’re an active Salesforce User/Admin/Developer/Consultant, you’re familiar with the Salesforce new user interface delivered with Lightning Experience!

The overall intent of the redesign is to make the data and tools more accessible so that Sales Reps can work more effectively and close deals faster with fewer clicks.

What’s New?

Aesthetically, the Lightning Experience interface is more modern, with a focus on using visual elements to display information and a more intuitive and effective use of screen space.

Lightning Experience is the new, modern user experience and interface for using Salesforce. It’s not just a faster, prettier version of Salesforce; it’s also an entirely new way of interacting with your org. Compare the differences between the Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic display screen examples shown below that encourage us to switch to Lightning:

Home Page view

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the record in both UIs:

Here’s how easy it is to create, edit, and interact with an Account list view:

Here’s a comparison of our normal dashboard in Classic and the revamped version I built in Lightning:

Best Use Cases for Lightning Experience

If you’ve gone through the list of supported features, and you’ve done an assessment of what’s in your organization, and you’ve weighed all the rad stuff you’ll get against what you can’t live without, then you’re probably starting to decide if you’re ready to enable Lightning Experience. But if you’re still not sure, here’s one last comparison chart.

Consideration Before Switching to Lightning

Step 1 : Evaluate Your Org

When you log into your Salesforce org, go to your Setup page.  Under the search bar in the left hand nav, click on the option entitled “Lightning Experience.” Great!  You’ve made it to the Lightning Experience Migration Assistant, which is the place to learn about Lightning Experience and migrate to Lightning Experience.  When you’re ready, look under the section entitled “Evaluate if Lightning Experience Is Right for Your Org,” and look for the topic entitled “Check Your Lightning Experience Readiness.”  Next to this topic, you’ll see a link called “Evaluate.” Click it!

Step 2 : Check Out Your Results

Step 3. Preview Your Org in Lightning Experience

4. Learn About Lightning

As an Admin, it’s important for you to learn as much as you can about Lightning so you can be your company’s Lightning expert. Your expertise in Lightning will be invaluable as more executives and end-users start asking about it.

There are many different resources for you to learn about Lightning. The best place to start is Trailhead. Here are the different trails you can explore:

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Get Started with Lightning Experience

Also, be sure to review the release notes. Each release, brand new Lightning features become available and classic features are updated in Lightning.

 

Helpful Resources when Switching to Lightning

There are a number of online resources available to help you determine if the ‘Lightning Experience’ is right for your salesforce environment. In the meantime, head on over to salesforce Trailhead and access the projects listed below to find out more about the features, compatibility and roll out considerations.

1. Lightning Experience Features

2. Lightning Experience Basics

3. Lightning Experience Roll-out

4. Quick Look: Lightning Experience

5. Customize Activity Composer – Lightning Experience

6. Actions Missing from Activity Composer on Standard Objects

 

Join Salesforce Success Community Chatter Group Lightning Now!

 Migrating to Lightning Experience

Lightning Component Resources :

1.    http://paulbattisson.com/blog/

2.    http://www.jitendrazaa.com/blog/salesforce/getting-started-with-basics-of-lightning-component/

3.    http://peterknolle.com/lightning-component-inheritance/

 

I've hereby compiled a small list of quick tips that need to be considered while moving to Lightning :

1.    Custom Javascript and URL buttons are not available -  So you can use Global Action with pre defined fields in lightning to convert your URL hack button.

2.    Convert your Javascript button in Lightning - https://developer.salesforce.com/blogs/developer-relations/2016/09/why-its-time-to-break-up-with-javascript-buttons-and-embrace-lightning.html

https://developer.salesforce.com/blogs/developer-relations/2016/09/take-the-first-steps-ways-you-can-replace-javascript-buttons.html 

3.    Auto-populating standard forms via url (query string parameters) is not available - User can use Global Action with pre defined fields in lightning to convert your URL hack button.

4.    Any visualforce pages developed previously which uses Salesforce CSS tags or heavily javascript will need thorough testing

5.    Visualforce pages using standard UI tags get rendered as Salesforce classic.

6.    Use free app “ Lightning Adoption Tracker” from appexchange to Track who can use lightning, who is using lightning, and more !!

7.    Use Sforce.one navigation methods instead of window.location while developing in Lightning.