I woke up this morning with an entry practically jumping out of my head. I had it all fleshed out. Then I checked my email….
I told you we weren't dead. 😉
This one has been a long time in coming but the improvements are significant. According to the Bug Fix List, there were over 700 issues (counting duplicates) addressed in this release. Some of them ranged from small UI idiosyncracies to minor annoyances to full fledged bugs causing problems elsewhere throughout the system.
The bulk of these changes require no changes to the database but there are a few that do. Therefore, please back up your production database before you attempt an upgrade. Although a great deal of testing happens prior to release, we are unlikely to track and resolve every oddity, scenario, customization, etc.