Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 7 (CU7) Resources
Microsoft has released its latest Cumulative Update for Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Cumulative Update 7 (CU7).
|Knowledge Base Article||2885603|
|CustomerSource Article Link:||KB Article 2885603|
|Direct Download:||Hotfix Request|
|Installation Guide:||Microsoft Download|
|Updated Documentation||AX Support Blog Article|
Cumulative Update 7 is the 3rd Cumulative Update for Dynamics AX 2012 R2. It only applies to R2, it doesn’t apply to Dynamics AX 2012 (RTM or Feature Pack 1). The latest update for the RTM version is Cumulative Update 5.
In addition to containing several hotfixes that have been recently released, CU7 also includes new features across several different module sets. The new features are discussed in updated TechNet articles, so I encourage you to follow the links in the KB article to the updated content, then look to the bottom of the page of the “What’s New” link to see the content that’s specific to CU7.
Starting with CU7, the Data Import Export Framework (DIEF) tool is now part of the product installation package. It has been updated as well, so if you have DIEF installed today, you’ll need to uninstall it to install this latest version.
As always, our recommendation for applying a Cumulative Update depends on where you are in your deployment lifecycle. If you are a brand new customer who has not yet started development on AX 2012, we recommend you apply it. If you are into the development phase or you’re live on AX 2012 R2, you will want to consider if the new features will benefit you and then determine a project plan for applying the update. Let us know if we can help in those efforts.
* 12/14/13 Article updated to include direct download link