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Latest Features Included in QuickBooks Desktop 2024

The 2024 version of QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2024, QuickBooks Pro 2024, and QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus 2024 include the following latest features.

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1. Enhancements to Security 

To safeguard your data, Intuit has implemented top-notch security protocols. QuickBooks Desktop 2024 and Enterprise 24.0 now incorporate 256-bit encryption to ensure the utmost protection for your information.

2. Improvements in Item List Search 

The latest version included the enhanced search feature, which helps locate your items faster.

3. Seamless Updates in the Background 

QuickBooks Desktop 2024 automatically installs product updates in the background without causing any disruptions to anyone’s work.

4. Prepayments to Customer (For QB Desktop Enterprise only) 

This latest feature allows you to track customer prepayments (Customer Deposits) on sales orders. You can apply these prepayments as credits when you convert a sales order to an invoice.

5. Enhancements to Item Categories (For QB Desktop Enterprise only) 

Now, you can easily manage your items and inventory more with the enhanced category management system. You can quickly set pricing rules based on categories to get more productivity.

6. Enhancements to Inventory Reports (For QB Desktop Enterprise only) 

You now receive crucial inventory and sales reports for your business at the category level, which provides valuable insights. You also can access a new report on Inventory Stock Status by Lot Numbers, which helps you track the inventory of products developed in batches/lots.

QuickBooks Desktop 2024 and Enterprise 24.0 Release Notes

Intuit regularly updates QuickBooks to enhance user experience and resolve any existing issues. The following release notes will explain the latest enhancements and advancements in the most recent versions of QuickBooks Desktop 2024 and Enterprise 24.0.

quickbooks desktop 2024 and enterprise 24.0 release notes

Release 4 (R4_29.1) Feb 15, 2024

Unified User Management (UUM)The scenario of managing multiple realms for user management is simplified. Users and roles connected to these realms can now be added and managed from one place. Each QBDT core and Payroll user will have a single role assigned to them. Roles and Manage MSC Roles in UUM will now be separate and in addition to roles for QuickBooks Desktop. Non-admins will not have any access to UUM. A unified email template and content will be used for user management, such as invitations, requests, access, etc.

Release 3 (R3) Nov 2, 2023

Prepayment on estimatesThe missing columns, namely Site, Bin, UOM, and Item Category have been included. Support for Assemblies has been added. Items with a Quantity-on-Hand of zero can now be hidden. You can now filter by Item Type, specifically Inventory Parts and Assemblies.
Inventory Stock Status by lot Number reportInstead of the company file opening, the nudges will be displayed on the payroll center opening.If a legacy payroll license expires without consent, you will get a post-expiration experience.For customers who have given consent after BDOM/BDOY, attempt to sync the service key again if it fails for any reason. Optimizations have been done to minimize the number of network calls.When acquiring consent, you will get a payroll Soft-block popup.The icon for Subscription status messaging has been changed from a yellow exclamation mark to a red exclamation mark
Additional password requirementsTo ensure the security of company files containing sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII), it is necessary to establish a strong password that meets the following criteria: A minimum of 8 characters are required. Must include at least one uppercase letter. Must include at least one lowercase letter. Must include at least one number. It must include at least one special symbol.
Payroll Legacy to Symphony MigrationInstead of the company file opening, the nudges will be displayed on the payroll center opening. If a legacy payroll license expires without consent, you will get a post-expiration experience. For customers who have given consent after BDOM/BDOY, attempt to sync the service key again if it fails for any reason. Optimizations have been done to minimize the number of network calls. When acquiring consent, you will get a payroll Soft-block popup. The icon for Subscription status messaging has been changed from a yellow exclamation mark to a red exclamation mark
Accountant’s Batch Migration toolAn online tool is now available for accountants to transfer multiple client desktop files to QuickBooks Online.
When reports are filtered by any date, QuickBooks automatically closesQuickBooks will not experience unexpected shutdowns anymore when filtering by any date field and configuring custom columns in reports.

QB Desktop 2024 System Requirements (QB Premier or Pro 2024 and Enterprise 24.0)

Find out what system configuration you will need for the best experience in QuickBooks Desktop 2024. Given below are the operating system, hardware specifications, software prerequisites, and additional requirements necessary to run QuickBooks Desktop 2024 without any interruptions.

qb desktop 2024 system requirements

Operating System

Microsoft will stop offering security updates or assistance for systems running on Windows Standard and Essentials Server 2012 R2 and Server 2012 after October 10, 2023. As a result, QuickBooks 2024 will not be compatible with Windows Server 2012 and cannot be installed on it.

  • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2022, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2019, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows 10, all 64-bit editions, natively installed
  • Windows 11, 64-bit, natively installed

Database Servers

(Windows must be natively installed)

  • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2019, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2022, Standard and Essentials

Browser Requirements

To use QB Desktop 2024, you will need Google Chrome and an active internet connection.

Operating System and Hardware Requirements

QuickBooks Desktop 2024 is only compatible with the 64-bit version of the Windows operating system and will not work on a 32-bit operating system.

Processor2.4 GHz minimum
RAM (workstation)8 GB minimum, 16 GB recommended
RAM (server)• 1-5 Users: 8 GB• 10 Users: 12 GB• 15 Users: 16 GB• 20+ users: 20+ GB
Disk SpaceYou must have at least twice the size of the largest company file that you have set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. QuickBooks will need this space only in the work folder LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect.”When using QuickBooks Connected Services offerings like Intuit Data Protect:4.0GB RAM will be required. You will also need 2.5 GB of free disk space if you have additional data files. Additional software: You will need Microsoft .NET 4.8 Runtime, which will take 60 MB. You get this with the installation files. Note: You must store your QuickBooks company file on a solid-state drive (SSD) for best performance.
WindowsRegional settings are only supported when they are set to English. It must be installed natively and doesn’t need to run in an emulation software or virtual environment. When hosting multi-user access on the server computer, admin rights are required. Windows OS must be a North American version.
Optical driveYou will need a 4X DVD-ROM drive for physical CD installations.
Screen resolutionFor a given computer, QuickBooks is best optimized for the Default DPI setting.A resolution of 1280 x 1024 or higher with up to 2 extended monitors is what QuickBooks is optimized for.

Minimum System Requirements for QuickBooks Mac Plus 2024

  • You will need a minimum of Mac OS X v12.0 (Monterey) as your operating system.
  • For iPhone-related features, you must have iOS 12.0 or a later version.
  • You must use Intel or Apple CPU hardware.
  • An internet connection is necessary.
  • To run a multi-user server, you will need an Intel Core 2 Duo or a higher processor.
  • Your system must have a minimum of 2 GB RAM (Intuit recommends 4 GB RAM).
  • You should have at least 250 MB of available storage.
  • If you intend to print invoices, checks, deposit slips, lists, purchase orders, mailing labels, reports, or graphs, make sure you have a Macintosh-compatible printer.
  • If you plan to print checks, Intuit recommends that you use Intuit Checks.

New Announcement: QuickBooks Desktop 2021 has been discontinued, and Intuit won’t be selling several QuickBooks products to new subscribers after July 31, 2024. The existing users can continue to use QuickBooks until their QBDT version receives support.

quickbooks desktop 2021 has been discontinued
  1. Visit the QuickBooks downloads and updates webpage from HERE.
  2. Select Yes, No, or Not Sure, depending on how you have planned to use QuickBooks.
  3. Select your country, product, and version from the drop-down lists and click Search.
  4. Select Download, and the QuickBooks setup file (.exe) will start downloading to the default download folder.
  1. Go to your system’s default download location and run the QuickBooks.exe file.
  2. Keep following the on-screen instructions and agree to the software license agreement to complete the installation.
  3. Enter your product and license info, and click Next to proceed.
  4. Select Express or Custom and Network Options and hit Next.
  5. Choose the options according to how you want to use QuickBooks, then click Change the install location on the next page.
  6. Hit Browse and choose the folder where you want to install QuickBooks.
  7. Select Next, and when the installation is complete, launch QuickBooks Desktop.

If you find your QuickBooks inactive during the installation process, follow the instructions below to manually activate it.

  1. Launch QuickBooks and go to the Help tab.
  2. Select Activate QuickBooks Desktop and follow the on-screen instructions to verify your info and complete the activation.
1. How to buy a QuickBooks Desktop 2024 subscription

With the launch of QB Desktop 2024, Intuit has changed how you buy the subscription. You can now only purchase QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier 2024 by directly contacting the sales team. However, if you want to buy QuickBooks Enterprise 2024, you can do it online.

2. If I already have purchased QuickBooks Desktop 2024, where do I find the license details?

You can find the license info in the purchase confirmation email sent by Intuit. If you can’t find the email, log in to your CAMPS account and visit the Products and Services section. There, you can find your license info.

3. Will I be able to upgrade QuickBooks Desktop 2024 to 2025?

In a recent announcement by Intuit, it will stop supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus, QuickBooks Desktop Premier Plus, QuickBooks Desktop Mac Plus, and QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll after July 31, 2024, and there will be no 2025 version available to download.

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