Most of the people reading this are probably in the United States, so on our User record, we have Locale set to “English (US).” This has a few effects on how we see Salesforce data, including the Calendar.
I wanted to change the first day of my week to Monday, and to see my weekends on the right-side of the 7-day view. I’ve started doing this on my Google and Outlook calendars, so why not be consistent? To do this, I changed my Locale to “English (United Kingdom).”
There’s a catch (there always is!): My dates are now reversed. D’Oh!
Time will tell if I have any other major changes to the org. I don’t mind British spellings (colour vs. color) — though I’ve found the word “color” three times since I switched. The org currency will remain US Dollars, as that is set elsewhere, in the Company Profile.
So what will I do, on the whole? I need to decide if the date format is more or less important than the week format. I’ll try out this UK thing… and will decide later.