Create Salesforce Trial Orgs for Development & Demos
The ease of creating developer or demo playgrounds in Salesforce has always been a big plus for the platform. The ability to spin up a new org in a matter of minutes and start building for demos or for production facilitates easier visualization of capabilities and help teams to be more hands on with their solutions.
While the process of creating a new org is fairly simple, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that the org is created with the right features and capabilities. This was simple enough for salesforce in the past, but the increasing number of features, the variety of licenses and the broad set of permutation/combinations of capabilities make the task of “getting to the right org” an unwanted treasurehunt.
This post is an attempt to collate the various links and resources that can help you create the right org for your needs.
Update: Trial Org Link Repository on Salesforce
Salesforce has made it easy to find all the available trial orgs in one place.
- Head over to [https://developer.salesforce.com/free-trials] to see all available orgs.
- You can also personalize the experience further at https://salesforcecustomer360.herokuapp.com/
Trial Orgs for Salesforce Products
When to chose which edition?
- Developer edition: if you want quick demos, persistent orgs for your team to play around with, or to build apps for your personal or professional exploration.
- Trial edition: if you want to try out a specific feature or product, or if you want to build a prototype or proof of concept for a customer. Trial orgs have the added advantage of being “more demo ready” with data that simply makes sense