BI Developer Extensions is constantly adding new features and fixing recently discovered bugs. We encourage everyone to use the latest version. The Version Notification feature helps you stay current by alerting you when a new BI Developer Extensions version is released. A balloon and icon appear in the system tray. Click the balloon and BI Developer Extensions will open Internet Explorer and take you to the download page for the latest release.
If you do not have time at that moment to install the latest BI Developer Extensions, right click on the BI Developer Extensions icon and choose to have BI Developer Extensions remind you later (in 7 days).
If you are not interested in installing that particular version, but you wish to be notified about future releases, you can dismiss the notification about that particular version.
BI Developer Extensions checks to see that you have the latest version once a week. If you ever want to validate that you have the latest version installed, go to the Tools menu and choose Options then expand the BI Developer Extensions tree, then click Version. When that Version screen opens, it shows you the version of BI Developer Extensions you have installed and also checks to make sure you have the latest installed:
Starting with BI Developer Extensions 1.6.3, the Version screen also displays some information about your version of SQL Server development tools, your version of Visual Studio, and any problems that occurred trying to start BI Developer Extensions: