Rob Elkins

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ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 for (Desktop, Engine, Server) Quality Improvement Patch

Today we released the ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 for (Desktop, Engine, Server) Quality Improvement Patch. This patch addresses issues that may affect workflows and general performance. Esri recommends that all users of ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 for Desktop, Engine and Server install this patch.

This patch includes enhancements and bug fixes focused on utility customers. Areas addressed by the patch include reconcile/conflict management, replication, geometric network tools and improved performance against enterprise geodatabases.

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Important Patch Now Available for ArcGIS 10.2

There is an important patch that we wanted to make sure you are aware of…  If you are experiencing crashes when opening Shapefiles, make sure you get this patch (Knowledge Base Article 41680).

At ArcGIS 10.2 there is a shapefile issue which results in a crash. This is caused by a buffer overrun that is most likely to occur when there are large numbers of fields in the dBase file.

The patch to fix this issue is available now for ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop, Engine and Server users.

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Invitation to participate in an Esri software Usability Study at the User Conference

The Esri development team would like to invite you to participate in a moderated and recorded usability study of a new application for GIS professionals currently under development.

Who we’re looking for…

  • Existing ArcGIS for Desktop users
  • ArcGIS Online and App users interested in professional GIS software
  • Users of Esri Solutions (Local Government, Water Utilities, Land Records, 3D cities and campuses)
  • Users with varying degrees of experience who author maps,  analyze \ edit data, and manage GIS content

In total, we’re looking for 30 committed testers.

How it works…
Our sole intent and goal for this study is to assess the usability of our next generation professional desktop software; we want you to test our software, we’re not testing your computer, nor ArcGIS skills.

To consider you as a usability tester, we require that you are registered and approved by your employer to attend Esri User Conference and complete a pre-screening questionnaire—details below. Your time in the test lab is about 40 minutes.

Your test session will be recorded and observed by one or more members of the development team.

Click here to sign up

We thank you in advance for your time and look forward to meeting you in San Diego.

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ArcObjects or the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for Java and WPF—which is right for you?

There has been lots of  excitement about building custom applications for the desktop with the new Runtime SDKs for Java and WPF, there are also important questions from our developers, like “Should I migrate from ArcGIS Engine?” and “If I migrate, what pieces of my code will I need to rewrite?”

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ArcGIS 10.1 and Windows 8

Microsoft has recently released Windows 8 and we have just released ArcGIS 10.1 Service Pack 1.  I’m pleased to announce that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are now supported operating systems for ArcGIS 10.1 SP1.

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Free Seminar on ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF

For all you developers make sure and check out the upcoming live training seminar on ArcGIS Runtime for WPF on Thursday, August 23rd.

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ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5

In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of ArcGIS, I’m happy to announce the release of ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5

This Service Pack includes many fixes since the 10.0 release. Here is list of issues fixed in SP5. If you have any feedback or questions regarding this service pack, please post in the ArcGIS Resource Center Forums or contact Esri Support.

If you have additional enhancements or ideas that you would like to see included in future service packs or releases, please post them on the ArcGIS Ideas site.

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Developer Summit Europe

To build on the success of recent Developer Summit in California, we’ve decided to take the event on the road. Esri will be hosting 3 Dev Summits in Europe this September.

I hope developers from all over Europe and the world will come together in Rotterdam, Berlin or London (all 3 if you want). The technical sessions will focus on becoming more effective at building web, mobile and desktop applications. Senior Esri development staff will be presenting so you’ll get a chance to see what’s coming next. Registration information will be available soon but mark your calendar now and plan to join us in Europe.

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF Release

We are happy to announce the release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF.  A huge thanks to our users for great feedback given during Beta and Pre-Release stages that helped to shape this Final Release.

So, what is the ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF?

The ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF enables developers to build rich, highly functional GIS applications that take full advantage of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) platform, yet the applications can be lightweight and have a small footprint.  Version 3.0 of the ArcGIS API for WPF has been renamed to the ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF and includes new functionality to support local mapping, geocoding and geoprocessing via the runtime local server and a new accelerated display.

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 Now Available

The new ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF and Java on Windows is now available to all Esri Developer Network (EDN) subscribers. This new SDK provides the development tools and resources that allow you to create focused mapping applications. The SDK enables you to integrate both online and local maps, locators, and geoprocessing models to create rich, highly functional GIS applications that take full advantage of the Java platform for Desktop or Microsoft’s WPF technology.

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