Dave Slusher

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New York is Released!!

It is that time of the year, new release Early Availability time. It’s my favorite season of the year!

New for Developers in New York

  • Studio - JS Beautify, Conditional Breakpoints, Context Menu updates
  • Automated Test Framework - Mutually Exclusive Tests, Create User step, Rollback Browser
  • Flow Designer - Complex data and scripts, Inline Scripts and Editor, Inbound Email Triggers
  • Mobile Studio - for migrating Madrid mobile apps to the New York paradigm

Those are just a few of the highlights you will find in the New York ServiceNow release. You can read the release notes to find out more details on the changes. Look for more blog posts detailing new functionality in New York in the coming days and weeks. They can be found with the New York category tag. Until those are posted, go crazy digging into functionality.

New York Instances

To get your hands on a New York instance, you have a few options:

If you already have an instance

You can upgrade it. From the Developer Portal, click Manage > Instance in the navigation bar. From there, click the Action dropdown and click Upgrade to New York.

Upgrade to New York

If you don’t have an instance

From the Manage > Instance page, click Request Instance.

Request an Instance: New York

This will open a dialog that allows you to select the version you want. Select New York.

Version Selector

Occasionally, we temporarily exhaust the pool of available instanes for a release family. New functionality on the Developer Portal will allow you to add yourself to the waitlist. When instances become available, you will automatically get assigned one and notify you when that happens.

Wait List

Already have an instance but want to start fresh?

You must first release your existing instance by navigating Manage > Instance. From there, click Action > Release instance.

Release Instance

After confirming that you really want to release your instance (back up anything you want to keep!), you will have to wait 15 minutes before requesting a new one. After the waiting period is over, follow the steps outlined above to get your new New York instance.

If you would like to explore the new functionality via training, you can go to either the main training landing page or to the learning plan page to get a curated path through the training based on your persona.

Enjoy the new features and have fun exploring!


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