Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0 Beta released!

We are pleased to announce the release of Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0 Beta 1. Esri Maps for SharePoint offers interactive and configurable mapping components that provide you with a geospatial view of your organization’s data, and leverages the ArcGIS platform for sharing and collaboration in your organization. Additionally, you can take advantage of the maps and data on ArcGIS Online to supplement your existing data.

With the 4.0 Beta 1 release, Esri Maps for SharePoint now includes support for SharePoint Online in addition to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and 2013. In the upcoming 4.0 Beta refresh releases you’ll see additional features and functionality in the Esri Maps Web part to match the existing functionality of the ArcGIS Map Web part and the introduction of an extensibility API for the JavaScript-based Esri Maps Web part.

Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0 Beta 1 is available through Esri’s Beta Community.

Key new features of Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0 Beta 1 include the following:

  • Support for SharePoint Online.
  • Updates to the Esri Maps Location field to improve the ability to fix and update individual locations. The Location field is now built with JavaScript (instead of Silverlight) which enables viewing on mobile devices.

Detailed installation instructions and help for the new features are included in the installation files and the Beta Community. If you have specific questions or issues, be sure to take advantage of the Esri Maps for SharePoint Beta Community forum.

Thanks,

~The Esri Maps for SharePoint team

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8 Comments

  1. landvest says:

    How do you intend to use Esri Maps for SharePoint? (check all that apply) *
    Note: Items with an asterisk (*) are not currently supported in Esri Maps for SharePoint Online.
    Make maps with ArcGIS Online data and services
    Share/publish maps to my organization or to the public through ArcGIS Online
    View/query/select/edit map features through ArcGIS Online
    Make maps with Portal/ArcGIS Server data and services*
    Share/publish maps to my Portal/ArcGIS Server instance*
    View/query/select/edit map features through Portal/ArcGIS Server*
    Make maps with data within SharePoint
    Make maps with external data through SharePoint*
    Configure and publish lightweight, self-contained mapping applications
    Configure and enable geoprocessing tools for use within the mapping applications*
    Develop custom tools and functionality*
    Other (please describe below)

    Really??!
    Will the functionality for SharePoint Online/0365 & ArcGIS Server be available within the 4.0 release?

  2. luuk says:

    Is there an estimation when version 4 will be released?

    • Katy Dalton says:

      We’re currently working towards a 4.0 Final release in Q4 2014. We’ll be releasing Beta 2 in late Summer. Hope that helps.

      Katy
      Product Engineer

  3. luuk says:

    Hi Katy,
    many thanks for your reply.
    I’ve got another question. If I want to develop custom tools and functions, is this still only possible in the Silverlight version of the Map part, or is it going to be possible to do it in the JavaScript version of the Map part as well?

    • Katy Dalton says:

      Yes, we are actively working on an extensibility framework for the JavaScript-based Esri Maps web part and hoping to include it in the 4.0 Final release.

      Thanks,
      Katy

  4. pburman says:

    I am wondering whether there are any changes in the handling of Image Services with respect to Pop-Ups.

    My current issue:
    I have an ArcGIS Online Web Map with the Pop-up for my imagery service configured, upon adding to a SharePoint Web Part – either Service (within ArcGIS Map Web Part) or Web Map (within Esri Maps Web Part) the Pop-up option on the Ribbon is disabled.

    I believe this is a limitation of the current version, will 4.0 contain this? Or is this something on the Road Map or not?

    Thanks
    Paul B

  5. aurecondev says:

    Hi ESRi

    Has the issue with Microsoft’s update to SharePoint online been fixed as the current beta build still fails in the online environment?

    • Katy Dalton says:

      Yes, Microsoft resolved this issue and pushed out the fix in late May. We’ve tested with our Beta release and have not seen any issues since they released the fix. Could you check the version of SharePoint Online that you have? The build number that the fix is in is 2620.To check your build, visit this link on your SharePoint site (replace the yourtenant text with your tenant name)-
      https://yourtenant.sharepoint.com/_vti_pvt/service.cnf. For example, you should see a vti_buildversion such as the following: SR|16.0.2621.1206.

      Katy
      Esri Product Engineer