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Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager by William J. Carpenter

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Releases and fixes

There are three categories of updates you might get from IBM for the CM product. It follows the same pattern as is used for most IBM Software Group product updates.

Product releases

New formal versions of CM are released from time to time. The timing and content of each release is decided individually, so it's not really possible to predict future releases with any precision before they are announced by IBM.

For pragmatic reasons, there is a historical pattern of no more than one or two releases in a calendar year. The relative infrequency of new releases is actually good news for you. You probably want to upgrade to most new releases (to avoid a feeling of falling behind), but there is probably considerable testing and qualification ...

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