Intuit has apparently 'withdrawn' this maintenance release, details are sketchy. I mentioned at the time of publication of this article that the release kept appearing and disappearing from the update website. More details to follow as soon as we have them.
Original Article From July 16
Intuit announced a new maintenance release for 'manual' download on July 16th. The following changes, improvements, and fixes were made to QuickBooks Pro 2015, QuickBooks Premier 2015, and Enterprise Solutions 15.0 in Release 7 (R7)1:
- Fixed an issue that caused QuickBooks to close unexpectedly when deleting a Bill while the Pay Bills window was open and sorted by Reference number.
- Fixed an issue that caused the Tax column on a Sales Receipt to move after installing the R6 update.
- QuickBooks will now allow plain text email changes for outlook and webmail
Enterprise (only) - Advanced Pricing
- Enabled Advanced Pricing in the Advanced Inventory sample company file. (This bug known as QBWG-26270 resulted from R6, and has been resolved in R7.)
Enterprise (only) – Advanced Reporting
- Fixed an issue that caused incorrect debit and credit reporting. (This bug known as QBWG-28166 has been resolved in R7.) Database views have been adjusted to provide debit and credit reporting accurately when using QuickBooks Enterprise –Advanced Reporting.
- Fixed an issue that caused the amounts for exchange gain loss to not be tracked for some transaction types. (This bug known as QBWG-25954 has been fixed in R7.) Reports will not provide accurate exchange gain or loss accounts with appropriate transaction types when using QuickBooks Enterprise – Advanced Reporting.
Enterprise (only) – Enhanced Inventory Receiving
- Fixed an issue that caused the Balance Sheet to go out of balance after changing the cost of an item in a company file with Enhanced Inventory Receiving enabled. (This bug known as QBWG-28726 which produced an out-of-balance Balance Sheet when an Item Cost was changed in files using EIR, has been resolved in R7.)
Enterprise (only) - Subscription Feature Setup
- Included in this release is a feature designed to provide faster, easier subscription set-up which is intended to make it easier to discover and activate features. Subscription Feature Setup opens automatically when you open your company file. (Illustrated below) Or choose Help > Set up Subscription Features to open it anytime. To activate any feature in your subscription, just click Start.
- Added ability to do E-Invoicing when file is enabled for Multi-Currency if the associated customer's currency is USD.
- Fixed an issue that caused a custom field to not work properly after changing its type.
- Fixed an issue that prevented a user from editing custom defined fields after updating to QuickBooks 2015 R6 (This bug known as QBWG-27671 resulted from updating to R6, R7 resolves this bug.)
- Fixed an issue that caused a H202 error when trying to open a company file located on a server with a Fully Qualified Domain Name.
- Fixed an issue that would cause QuickBooks to freeze while in Multi User mode if a user left the Reminders window open
- Fixed an issue that caused an Unrecoverable Error while trying to create a Credit Memo that is not in your home currency
- Fixed an issue where the All Employees list only shows active employees after an employee is edited.
Software Development Kit (SDK) Integration
- Add/Modify/Query functionality has been added to transaction lines for Bill, Bill Credit, Bill/Vendor Credit, Check, Item Receipt, Credit Card Credit and Credit Card Charge.
- Users can now add multiple contacts to one Customer
As I mentioned at the start of this article, the new release is available for 'manual' download from the support website; it probably will be released to automatic update within a week to 10 days (if it goes according to normal procedures. So the question is should you update?
I always recommend people wait, Intuit has been known to release and update and withdraw it due to some discovered bug within days of release. In fact more than once today the download site failed to display Release 7 as I kept checking back for additional details, then within 20 minutes or so, Release 7 was back on the webpage.
Generally I believe that it is a good idea to wait unless you are using R6 and have one of the major bugs noted (above) which R7 is intended to fix. For example (and this is just one such example), if you can't use a custom field in a list type that is critical to your work routine, you probably want to go ahead and update to Release 7.
Just remember to make a back-up of your data prior to updating to Release 7, that way if you discover some issue within hours or a day or so of updating, you can roll back without too much in the way of data loss, or re-entry.
1 - Source: Intuit - QuickBooks 2015 Release 7 Release Notes: July 16, 2015.