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Announcing Cumulative Update 4 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 & Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack 1

Announcing Cumulative Update 4 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 & Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack 1

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The Dynamics AX Sustained Engineering team released Cumulative Update 4 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 on December 2, 2012. This release includes all previously released Cumulative Updates for Dynamics AX 2012 plus additional hotfixes and improvements based on feedback from our customers and partners. This cumulative update is applicable for both Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 RTM (6.0.947.0) & Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack 1 RTM (6.0.1108.0).

It is recommended to read the release notes prior to installation of Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 Cumulative Update 4 (6.0.1108.2423).

For more information on the Cumulative Update 4 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 release, inclusive of the release notes and how to download, please refer KB2765124.

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  • Are all updates of CU4 also included in the R2 version?

  • I have the same question, why this CU4 is released at the same time than R2?

  • @Aad - The cut-off dates for CU-4 and R2 were not the same, so there will be some hotfix content in CU-4 that is not shipped in R2.  

    @AxGuy - CU-4 is release for customers in the process of deploying or deployed on AX 2012 RTM.  CU-4 will enable these deployments to get the most current updates without having to install many hotfixes individually.  R2 has additional country functionality as well as feature updates.  In terms of the timing, we follow a periodic approach to shipping CUs.The window for shipping CU-4 happened to coincide with the window to ship R2.    

  • Thnx Brian for the timely answer.

  • I believe R2 will have it's own branch of CU's, is that correct?

  • Yes Bjorn - you are correct.  R2 will have separate CUs from AX 2012 RTM.  

  • Could you please comment on whether or not an in-place upgrade to R2 is tested successfully from AX2012 RTM CU4?

  • Hi Tommy - an in-place upgrade from CU-4 to R2 was tested successfully.

  • Thanks, Brian. I will be doing one tomorrow, so I would have discovered it sooner or later. Good to know it is supposed to work out. :D

    Wish me luck!

  • Hi.

    Is there any difference in future support if you choose not to install R2?

    Also keeping in mind AX7 upgrade, will it be possible to upgrade without R2?

    Ty.

  • Hi Normann -

    In terms of future support the difference in AX 2012 and AX 2012 are very small.  Each is serviced out of a different code branch, but each has the same product lifecycle in terms of end date: support.microsoft.com/.../Default.aspx.  

    On the upgrade side of things we historically have enabled upgrade from the previous two versions.  

  • Is there any reason CU4 is not listed in the customer source under the list of CU updates? I am in the manufacturing industry and i am hoping that CU4 will address some the performance issues that exists in CU3 and before.Also, whee do i find the list of hotfix's for CU4?

  • Hi Mahmoud -

    Regarding the CustomerSource page I spoke with the support team today and the page is in the process of being updated with the CU-4 information.  The change may take a few days to cycle through and appear on the live site.  To find the specific items addressed in CU-4 you can visit the CU-4 page on CustomerSource.  There is a listing of the KB articles included in CU-4 that you can reference.  There is a link in the original post here if you click on the  KB2765124 hyperlink.

  • Is there a list of hotfixes that missed the R2 cut-off date? Will they be delivered anywhere soon?

  • The hotfix appears only for x86... please let me know if we can use the same for 64 bit,

    Tks...

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