· April 18, 2023 0

When is Synology DSM 7.2 Release Date – RC Confirmed

Synology DSM 7.2 Release Candidate Confirmed for End of April 2023

An example of a question we have received regularly in the NASComapres free advice section these last 2-3 months:

“When is the expected release date for DSM 7.2? I’m eagerly waiting to upgrade my Synology NAS and take advantage of the latest features. Can you provide any insights or predictions on when the official release will be available? Thank you!”

The release date for DSM 7.2 has not been officially announced by Synology. That said, a Release Candidate (RC) for DSM 7.2 has been indicated as arriving in the last week of April. A release candidate is a final version that a software developer creates that is intended for full public release. Additionally, Synology has something of a habit of aiming at ‘Tuesday’ when releasing things (I have genuinely no idea why!), so keep an eye on Tuesday 24th April 2023.

What makes a Release Candidate of DSM 7.2 Different from a Beta Version of DSM 7.2?

As of April 2023, the DSM 7.2 beta version is available, which was announced during the 2023 and Beyond event. The beta version is typically released a few months before the official release to allow users to test and provide feedback. In the past, it has taken around two months for the DSM release candidate (RC) to be released after the beta version. After that, it took another one and a half months for the official DSM release to be available. Based on this pattern, we can assume that the DSM 7.2 RC might be released in late April or early May 2023, followed by the official release in June or July 2023.

What is the Predicted FULL Release Date of Synology DSM 7.2?

It’s difficult to make an accurate prediction since Synology has not officially announced any release dates for DSM 7.2 RC or final version. However, based on the previous release pattern, we can make an educated guess. DSM 7.1 beta was released on February 22, 2022, and it took two months for the release candidate to be released on March 24, 2022. After that, it took another one and a half months for the official DSM 7.1 release on May 10, 2022. Therefore, we can assume that DSM 7.2 RC might be released in late April or early May 2023, followed by the official release in June 2023. However, this is purely speculative, and the actual release dates might vary. It’s best to keep an eye on Synology’s official announcements for any updates regarding the release of DSM 7.2.

Previous DSM Release Dates for Comparison:

DSM Version

Beta Release Date

RC Release Date

Official Release Date

DSM 3.1

Oct 2011

Feb 2012

DSM 3.2

Apr 2012

Jul 2012

DSM 4.0

Aug 2012

Dec 2012

DSM 4.1

Jan 2013

Mar 2013

DSM 4.2

Jun 2013

Sep 2013

DSM 5.0

Dec 2013

Mar 2014

Apr 2014

DSM 5.1

Apr 2014

Jun 2014

Jul 2014

DSM 5.2

Nov 2014

Apr 2015

May 2015

DSM 6.0

Dec 2015

May 2016

Mar 2016

DSM 6.1

Nov 2016

Mar 2017

Mar 2017

DSM 6.2

Feb 2018

Apr 2018

May 2018

DSM 7.0

Sep 2020

May 2021

Jun 2021

DSM 7.1

Mar 2022

May 2022

May 2022

In the meantime, if you’re eager to upgrade your Synology NAS, you can try out the DSM 7.2 beta version. Keep in mind that beta versions are typically not recommended for use in a production environment and may contain bugs or other issues. It’s best to use the beta version in a test environment to evaluate the new features and provide feedback to Synology. That will be good news for anyone keenly following the software development of Synology Diskstation Manager, with Synology releasing the beta for their next big NAS software update, DSM 7.2. Originally previewed back in November 2022 at their global launch event online, this is new update to DSM includes a number of improvements in access, data integrity, scalability and security, along with notable improvements within individual existing featured Synology applications. Synology has a long history of rolling out long-running betas of their larger DSM updates (as well as big updates to their individual Apps in the package center > beta section), so it was always largely assumed that they would do the same for DSM 7.2. Indeed, around 2 months ago, DSM 7.2 downloadable tools appeared in their resource center for developers and software partners to begin modifying their services to DSM 7.2’s new feature set, so a DSM 7.2 Beta ware pretty much inevitable. Synology has launched access to the downloadable beta, and you can access the DSM 7.2 Beta HERE. You can see our early testing of the Synology DSM 7.2 Beta below in our YouTube video:


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