Intuit has released the QuickBooks 2011 R12 update for the U.S. version of QuickBooks. At the time I’m writing this the release is available as a manual update from the Intuit support web site. I would expect this to be released as an automatic update within a week, if all goes well. Please note that at the time this is being posted I have not worked with this release extensively. There aren’t a lot of changes (there SHOULDN’T be by the time we get to “R12”).
Sometimes the update notices we get from Intuit are just too cryptic. I really wish that there were better notes as to what has changed. Sometimes we just have to guess, and this release is one of those times. To be honest, the changes here seem to be pretty minor and I’ve not spent a lot of time digging in trying to figure things out.
- There is an easier upgrade to QuickBooks 2013. I wonder what that actually means? I haven’t figured it out yet, it is just what they are saying. Some information that is referenced in the upgrade has been updated also.
- There are some changes in the Help system. Several help topics are updated. The puzzling one is “QuickBooks help links will no longer work in browser windows that are not opened by QuickBooks”. That is an odd statement…
- There are some changes to the messages that are displayed with you convert a file between the Windows and Mac versions.
Not a lot of changes here. I don’t think that I would worry a lot about rushing into this update. I’m publishing this so that you know what is involved if you see it pop up with Automatic Updates.