After your Rules archive and Data archive are successfully deployed, changes are activated in various ways. Activation is the process by which a category of changes becomes usable by appropriate users of the system, if they have access.
Data changes, including schema changes, take effect immediately after being imported to the system. Your application might be able to access these fields immediately. After testing and when you are sufficiently comfortable, you should commit these changes. To commit data changes, follow the steps in Rolling back and committing tracked data.
To activate rule changes, you need to update the access groups that point to the prior version of your application rule:
In Dev Studio, click Records.
Search for the access groups to be updated by specifying your application name in the search box and filtering the list.
After you locate the access group, open the record and increment the version number for your application to the new release version.