How do the automatic updates work?

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M-Files automatically checks for software updates. When an M-Files upgrade covered by your subscription becomes available, the upgrade is downloaded to your computer and can be installed whenever doing so is convenient for you. New M-Files versions normally become available as automatic updates about a month after a new version has been officially released.

Note: See Installation preconditions for ensuring version compatibility.

Automatic updates are a useful way to keep your software up to date. However, system administrators may opt to disable such functionality, because in larger organizations it is usually easier to handle updates in a centralized manner. For more information on how to do so, refer to M-Files Setup: Advanced User's Guide.

The feature obtains the latest update information from the update server using HTTP on TCP port 80. This means that normally you do not need to change any firewall settings.

See also Automatic updates.