The invention relates to a method for carrying out solder connections in a technologically optimized manner, in particular lead-free solder connections. At least one of the joining partners provides the solder required for the connection. A flux is used in order to activate the solder, and the electric and mechanical connection is carried out by means of a soldering process under the effect of heat and by melting the solder/flux mixture with the inclusion of a subsequent cooling phase. According to the invention, the joining partners and the solder are heated to a temperature below the activation temperature of the solder and the flux in a first temperature treatment phase. Another heating process is then carried out to a temperature above the activation temperature of the flux up to the upper melting range of the solder in a second temperature treatment phase, wherein the solder melts and begins to connect to the respective joining partners. Furthermore, the thermal output previously applied is increased by an additional 5% to 30% in a third temperature treatment phase in order to accelerate the adhesion behavior of the joining partners.