Late last week I downloaded RU3 (Rollup 3) that updates Management Reporter 2012. I had lots of trouble downloading it. Chrome doesn’t work on the Microsoft File Transfer Manager, but I sort of expected that. I expected IE to work. It didn’t. It took hours of fooling around updating Flash and configuring popup blockers and all that jazz. I nearly called the whole thing off. But I write Management Reporter training manuals and have to keep my internal installation of MR updated. But I finally figured it out—I switched from 64-bit IE to old, slow, long in the tooth 32-bit IE. That finally allowed the file to download. For crying out loud! All in all, an insanely frustrating day. But I digress.
So this past Monday, I bit the bullet and somehow used this download to successfully update my own install of Management Reporter. Trust me when I say I’m no installer, so this was quite an accomplishment. I breathed a sigh of relief. Turns out, it was premature.
On Tuesday, I found out that RU4 had been released on Monday.
I may have sort of cussed a blue streak at first. Then I dried my eyes, downloaded it and installed. Done in a fraction of the time of RU3.
The gist of this post—RU4 (Rollup 4) for Management Reporter 2012 is out! There are bug fixes and performance improvements and new features.
And Microsoft is doing smaller more frequent releases, so I won’t be overly surprised (this time) to see an RU5 pop up sometime soon.