First CiviCRM release this year has happened: CiviCRM v. 4.7.15 and 4.6.25 are now released.
Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.
The release notes for 4.7.15 can be accessed here
Complete list of 4.7 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found here
WHAT'S NEW IN CIVICRM 4.7.15
New API for creating, modifying, and deleting states/provinces. More details.
The list of dedupe exceptions now links to the contacts. More details
Contribution search now allows filtering by contributions that are not in any batch of financial transactions. More details.
The Aggregate Contribution custom search now uses the standard relative date filters. More details.
Price sets now have a "Minimum Amount" field to accommodate situations where any one of several fields may be filled but a certain price threshold must be reached. More details.
In addition to this list, this release includes over 40 bug fixes and improvements.
If you are installing CiviCRM 4.7 from scratch, please use the corresponding automated installer instructions:
Authorize.net users:: Prior to 4.7, CiviCRM forced Authorize.net to send out receipt emails regardless of Authorize.net configuration. From 4.7 onwards this will not happen and you should log into your Authorize.net interface and configure whether you want Authorize.net to send out receipts (in addition to those sent by CiviCRM).
Lybunt report users:: Some fields that were previously mandatory on Lybunt are now optional. On new reports they are on by default but you might need to check the fields you want are selected for existing reports.
UPGRADING TO 4.7
If your site is highly customized with special code or theming for CiviCRM you will want to upgrade a test copy first and test your customizations. For everyone else, follow these simple steps to get yourself up and running with 4.7.