The new version does not change the trend but does eliminate the annual cycle differences due to the AMSU’s. It is not up at the ftp site yet it seems-there is usually a slight delay between when that happens and when Roy announces the new anomalies.
I’m going to wait a while before I test how this may impact recent analyses I’ve done. Mostly because I’ll want the updated anomalies from the whole record. Note also that the “extreme” warmth noted last month that was supposedly the “return of global warming” is not so obvious anymore.