It is that time again in the ServiceNow year, new release Early Access season! The Kingston release has just become available to the Personal Developer Instances. If you are eagerly awaiting the new features, you can now upgrade and take them for a test drive. In another post, josh.nerius covered one of the primary features of interest to developers in this release: Flow Designer and IntegrationHub. I am going to provide a survey of some of the other topics.
I’m always excited about every ServiceNow release, but Kingston brings some game changing stuff. This post is a high level overview of three new Kingston features that aren’t just ridiculously cool, they may just change the way you think about development in ServiceNow: Flow Designer, Action Designer and IntegrationHub. Note: for a deeper dive into Flow Designer, see Getting Started with Flow Designer . That intro sounds like click-bait, but I don’t think I’m exaggerating.
It’s time for Kingston! As always, developers can participate in Early Access and can start requesting Kingston instances from the Developer Portal as of now. To get your hands on a Kingston 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 Kingston.
Last week at Slack Frontiers, a big announcement was made about a new partnership between Slack and ServiceNow. Allan Leinwand (our CTO) joined April Underwood of Slack to discuss and demonstrate the upcoming prebuilt integration between the two services to be released in Kingston. The video is here and the ServiceNow announcement begins around 14:30. Allan also has a blog post discussing the partnership. If you watch the video and/or read the announcement, you might be wondering exactly what this means for ServiceNow developers.