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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 upgrade coming before the end of summer. How to get ready today.


Later this summer, you will be required to update to Microsoft .NET Framework, version 4.7.2. There are several updates in this version change that will help the Client Manager and TaxCycle run even better.

We want to give you a few more weeks to plan your upgrade. The more workstations/servers that already have this version .NET installed when the release comes out, the smoother the update process will be. And if you need to update a properly-secured server, this gives you time to prepare and plan in advance.

How to get ready

  1. 2018-net-start-screenRun the latest Windows updates on your computer. The original Windows 10 and the Windows 10 November releases do not support this version of .NET, so keeping up-to-date with the latest Windows updates will save you time later.
  2. If you are running Windows 10, the April 2018 Update (all editions) includes the .NET Framework 4.7.2 as an operating system component, and it is installed by default. Depending on each computer's Windows update settings, this version of .NET may be installed as part of the regular Windows update process.
  3. TaxCycle or DoxCycle will also detect if .NET 4.7.2 is not yet installed on your computer and will prompt you to upgrade. Click the update link to download and install right away. It opens the Microsoft download page for this version of .NET. Click the button to download Download .NET Framework 4.7.2 and run the installer.
  4. Once .NET 4.7.2 becomes required by TaxCycle and DoxCycle, our setup programs will automatically install it on your system. This will occur whether you install from the full download or from the automatic update. There are several updates in this version change that will help the Client Manager and TaxCycle run even better.

End of support for Windows Server 2008 SP2

Once .NET Framework 4.7.2 is required to run TaxCycle and DoxCycle, we will also drop support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 as it is not an eligible operating system for this version of .NET.

If you want to double-check whether your system supports this new .NET version, please refer to the .NET Framework system requirements page.


 

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