Autodesk has recently released 3dsMax 2019.2 update that looks really impressive and full of cool features.
First of all: Fluid Loader allows to load cached fluid simulations, adjust the transform of the sim, offset the playback, assign materials and render the sim. This together with Arnold rendering fluid data channels and more control over the meshes and complex simulations, can provide impressive results.
Then, Alembic UV export that is not only compatible with Maya by default, but also provides instances support that makes smaller files and faster export speed.
And finally, Arnold 5.2 with several usability and performance enhancements, plus significant new features to improve workflows.