I’ll have more on this soon, when we have more details available. Intuit is releasing a QuickBooks 2010 R6 product as I write this. Oddly, it is available as a download from the download site, but not as a manual update at this time (that could change any minute).
I’ve not heard of Intuit releasing things this way before. I wonder if there is an issue with the manual update process? Update 4/20/2010: Apparently this is the normal process, to release a full update first – I’ve just never noticed that before.
There was a short release of R6 in manual update either last week or early this week, but it was pulled off the web site after a short release (I didn’t catch it). R6 has been in beta test for quite awhile now.
I expect that there are a number of changes in this release. A fix to the 64 bit PDF driver problem. The ability to permanently drop some of the advertising icons from the icon bar. And a number of other things. BUT, since it isn’t on the update site we don’t have an official statement of what the changes are.
I don’t recommend getting it from the download site at this time, until we have a better idea as to what is included. I’m publishing this note mainly to let people know that there IS an update in the works. As soon as I find out what it involves, I’ll post a more detailed article.
UPDATE April 20, 2010: The R6 Manual Update is now available (see my article on this release).
Category: QuickBooks 2010
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