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QuickBooks 2016 R10 Released

Written by Charlie Russell

Intuit has released the QuickBooks 2016 R10 update for the U.S. version of QuickBooks. This is available as a manual update from the Intuit support website. I believe that it is also starting to roll out as an automatic update. The big changes here are additional options for managing complex passwords and USPS flat rate options in Shipping Manager.

Managing Complex Passwords

This has been a hot-button issue for many QuickBooks users, where last year Intuit added a requirement for complex passwords if you have certain information in the file (“personally identifiable information” or PII).

The QuickBooks 2016 R10 update modifies how password management works in that you can now keep a user logged in for a specific number of days, so that they don’t have to enter the password each time they open a QuickBooks file.

This is essentially the same update that Intuit included in QuickBooks 2015 R13, you can see the details of the change in that article. Note that this feature is not enabled by default, and not available if you have enabled Credit Card Protection.

Other Changes

In addition to the password changes, this release includes:

  • Flat rate box options are now available in the USPS international priority service feature of Shipping Manager.
  • You will now see a “Cleared” stamp on credit card charges after the transactions have been reconciled.

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About the author

Charlie Russell

Charlie Russell has been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70's, and remembers releasing his first commercial accounting software product when you had an 8-bit microcomputer with one 8 inch floppy disk drive. He has a special interest in inventory and manufacturing software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor with additional certifications for QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Enterprise, as well as being a Xero Certified Partner. Charlie started blogging about QuickBooks in 2008 (Practical QuickBooks) and has been the managing editor and primary writer for the Sleeter Report since 2011. Charlie can be reached at charlie@ccrsoftware.com

Visit his CCRSoftware web site for information about his QuickBooks add-on products. He is also the author of the California Wildflower Hikes blog.

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  • I recently updated a client in always sunny Seattle to this release and used the “cleared” stamp on credit card charges after the transactions have been reconciled” as well as the updated password features.

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