Today Microsoft released a new cumulative update for Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 R3, named Cumulative Update 8 (KB2998197). The version number of this release is 6.3.1000.309.

An update installer is available on the “Update” tile in Lifecycle services. You can also download the update from the Microsoft Support site.

There are investments done in the next functional features:

  • Retail
  • Warehouse management
  • Transportation management
  • Procurement and sourcing
  • Production control
  • Project management and accounting
  • Human resources
  • Payroll
  • Public Sector

Microsoft Dynamics AX developer tools for Visual Studio 2013 are also part of this release where you can now create and edit SQL Server Reporting Services reports and Enterprise Portal components with the latest available technology. The minimum required version is Visual Studio Professional 2013.

There are also new updates for the next country/regions:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Russia
  • Sweden

You can find full details regarding to the exact changes starting on the Microsoft Technet page What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 cumulative update 8 [AX 2012].

There is an installation guide for this update available on the Microsoft Download site. Download it here.

That’s all for now. Till next time!

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