One of the most requested features of the Developer Program is the ability to choose the version of a developer instance that one gets assigned. The current state of affairs is that you request an instance, are assigned a random one from the available instances. If you choose you can upgrade from there but it is difficult to go downwards once you do that. Some people want specific versions of an instance to match the training documentation they have, or to match production at their workplace or a client.
Personal Developer Instance
When we answer the feedback from the Developer portal, the biggest single topic are questions related to the developer instances. The bulk of these break down into one of two buckets: 1) My instance was reclaimed from inactivity - how can I get that restored? 2) I want to request an instance but it says none are available. Now what? Let’s look at both of those situations with some tips on avoiding negative impact on your development experience.