ArcGIS Pro 2.0 Beta Coming Soon!

ArcGIS Pro 2.0, the next release of Esri’s flagship 64-bit desktop GIS application, is only a few weeks away. ArcGIS Pro 2.0 continues Esri’s mission to provide new and user-requested functionality, the latest innovations for working with 2D and 3D spatial data, tools for performing advanced analytics, and enhanced support across the ArcGIS platform.

You don’t have to wait until the final release to try out all the new features of ArcGIS Pro 2.0. Sign up for the ArcGIS Pro 2.0 Beta today and get access weeks before anyone else.

Here are some of the new features you can test out in the ArcGIS 2.0 Beta:


ArcGIS Pro 2.0 supports creating, managing, and editing geodatabase annotation. In ArcGIS, annotation is an independent layer of text and graphics that describes the map or another layer. It can be generated manually or automatically from labels.

Customizing annotation to fit your data


You no longer have to recreate your favorite folder, database, and server connections when you start a new project in ArcGIS Pro. You can save your favorite most-used connections to the new Favorites tab in the Catalog pane. Your saved favorites persist across all your projects and you can quickly add your favorite connections to your new projects.

Easily add your favorite database, server, and folder connections to your new projects.

Dynamic Charting

You can now update the symbology and fonts used in your charts and embed dynamic, interactive charts in your layouts. Changes to your data are automatically represented in your charts and selections in your charts are automatically highlighted in your maps. ArcGIS Pro 2.0 also adds support for box charts.

Include dynamic interactive charts in your layouts


Support for Measured Grids is available in ArcGIS Pro 2.0.  Measured Grids are used as a reference for projected coordinates superimposed as a series of lines, ticks and labels on a map. Measured Grids can now be imported into ArcGIS Pro from your existing ArcMap map documents (.mxd) or inserted from a style. You can customize grids by defining the coordinate system, interval, gridline and tick symbology, and modifying the format of grid labels.

Grids join graticules in ArcGIS Pro 2.0

ArcGIS Pro SDK Enhancements

The ArcGIS Pro SDK at 2.0 features enhancements for editing and interacting with the geodatabase and now includes support for Visual Studio 2017.  New documentation, guides and samples are also provided.  New API changes introduced to support enhancements such as strong-naming of assemblies, will require a recompile of Pro 1.x add-ins.

Sign up for the ArcGIS Pro 2.0 Beta today!

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  1. johnmdye says:

    When will we be able to publish traditional map services to ArcGIS Server?

    • tchorzynskij_midnr says:


    • rlittlefield says:

      From what I’ve heard, my impression is that is will never happen. I think the new publishing workflow will be to publish to your Portal which you can already do in Pro. Then you have to federate your portal with Server, then I think you manage all of your services similar to how you manage content in ArcGIS Online. I haven’t tried it, but I believe all of this is already possible with Server 10.5 and Pro 1.4. So far, I’m against this. I do really wish you could publish from Pro directly to Server just like you can in ArcMap. I think a ton of people are waiting for this, but Esri keeps ignoring it and wants you to do this new workflow.

      • mbdriscoll says:

        We lose some control and functionality if we to use Portal. A couple months ago portal and online were down for a chunk of the day, not good.

  2. johnmdye says:

    Also, charts look cool. Nice work.

  3. mcederholm says:

    Will it include Utility Network, or will that be a different beta?

  4. eutile says:

    Please add support for Python AddIn, they are very powerful and useful in ArcCatalog/ArcMap!

  5. tomas1 says:

    In March of 2016, I started a discussion on the forum asking about programatically adding elements to a layout

    Someone from esri weighed in and stated this would capability would not be in 1.3 or 1.4. Is it available at 2.0? If not, could you please provide a release and rough time frame of when it will be.


  6. sendreams says:

    the ui is beautiful, but the vector data rendering speed is so slow. very very slow. it can’t be used in production environment.

  7. brucepower says:

    Has labeling for extruded polygons been added?