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Support Services at the Esri User Conference: July 11-13, 2017

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Esri Support Services will be at the 2017 Esri User Conference in San Diego (July 10-14), where we will offer GIS technical support help to answer any of your questions. Specialists in all areas of Esri software will be available to assist you. Users attending the … Continue reading

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Release of the Deprecated Features Plan for ArcGIS 10.5.1

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This blog post provides the latest updates regarding deprecated features in the recent release of ArcGIS 10.5.1. With each release, Esri assesses and adjusts the products and functionality supported in the ArcGIS Platform based on customer needs and technological trends. The … Continue reading

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Support Services at the Esri Developer Summit: March 6 – 9, 2017

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Are you going to the Esri Developer Summit this year? Perhaps you have some questions or need help and would like some special assistance from our Technical Support Analysts? Come see us at the GIS Technical Support Island (TSI) in the Esri Showcase. Esri … Continue reading

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Support Services at the Esri User Conference: June 28-30, 2016

Esri Support Services will be at the 2016 Esri International User Conference in San Diego (June 27 – July 1), where we will offer the GIS Technical Support help desk area to answer any of your questions. Specialists in all areas of Esri software will be available to assist you.

Users attending the conference can visit our reception desk and set up a meeting with a support analyst (for a specific technology area) to discuss their problems, issues, and questions. Appointments are not required, so feel free to stop by in between sessions or during lunch, but don’t forget to register for the User Conference to gain access to the GIS Technical Support Island, technical sessions, user stories, and demos of the latest Esri products.

Location:

Toward the back of Hall A in the Customer Care pavilion; if you’re facing away from the street, we’re on the eastern-most side of the building!

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday, June 28th, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 29th, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 30th, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

We look forward to seeing you there!


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ASP Online Ranks Esri as a Top Ten Support Website of 2016

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ASP, the Association of Support Professionals, is commonly recognized as the most reputable and non-biased technical support website evaluation and ranking organization in the industry. In preparation for the redesign of our own support website, Esri’s Online Support Resources team has been working … Continue reading

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The New Support.esri.com – Product Pages

The new Support website provides a variety of tools and resources to help you find answers to your questions and solutions for your technical issues. If you are just looking for general help information, the site includes multiple channels to guide you to important reference materials. If you are looking for more specific information related to a certain product and version, the Support’s new product pages are designed to only show you the content that is relevant for your ArcGIS deployment.

Find Information for Your Product

On the Support home page, the “blue blocks” represent the six product areas that Esri serves, and you can click any of the links in those blocks if you see your product. These same six categories are also accessible from anywhere on the website from the Products drop-down menu in the navigation bar.

  • Desktop – ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcCatalog, ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, etc.), industry focused extensions, and data and workflow extensions.
  • Server – ArcGIS for Server, Portal for ArcGIS, server extensions, and more
  • Online – ArcGIS Online
  • Developers – ArcGIS Engine, Runtime SDKs, Web APIs, and more
  • Apps – “ArcGIS/Esri Maps for X” series, ArcPad, Explorer for ArcGIS, Collector for ArcGIS, other mobile / web apps, etc.
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Release of the Deprecated Features Plan for ArcGIS 10.4 and 10.4.1

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This blog post provides the latest updates regarding deprecated features in ArcGIS 10.4 and in the recent release of ArcGIS 10.4.1.

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Google Chrome 51 Issues when Logging in to Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, or Custom Apps

Update, 2 June 2016: Google Chrome 51.0.2704.79 was just released; it fixes the change that caused a blank screen for ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, and applications built with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. If you are affected by this, please click the Customize and control Google Chrome button and navigate to “Help > About Google Chrome” to force an update check and upgrade to this latest patch level.

The previous version was 51.0.2704.63, and the fixed version is 51.0.2704.79.

Update, 27 May 2016: KB 13156 has been published on the Support website to provide additional information about this issue.

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Google released an update to Google Chrome (version 51), which was pushed out to the public on Wednesday, May 25th. Unfortunately, this update included a change that impacts anyone using Google Chrome to access ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS versions 10.3, 10.3.1, 10.4, or 10.4.1.

This change impacts many apps built on the ArcGIS API for Javascript (versions 3.8 – 3.16), several subsets of custom apps built by users, partners, and Esri Professional Services (for example, any app that uses the feature table or an analysis widget), and, most notably, the “home app” in ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS.

You may be seeing a screen similar to this after logging in: a blank screen with few or no elements.

What you can do:

If you are using Google Chrome to access ArcGIS Online, the above listed Portal for ArcGIS versions, or apps built with the above-listed versions of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, please turn off auto-update in your Chrome browser now. If Chrome was updated, you will need to temporarily use another browser (such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) until patches have been released.

What Esri is doing:

  • The ArcGIS Online team is preparing fixes that will go live this evening.
  • We are still working on a solution for Portal for ArcGIS.
  • Developers using the hosted version of the JavaScript API are unaffected, as it has already been patched.
  • We are working on a solution for JavaScript API developers that use either a custom build of the API or use it locally.

We will provide updates at the top of this blog post regarding Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS API for JavaScript as soon as we have more information. A technical article has been released for this issue, KB 13156, which provides some additional detail about this problem.

If you have run into any problems as a result of this bug that impact your workflows, please contact Esri Support Services at 1-888-377-4575.


Gregory L. – Online Support Resources

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The New Esri Support Website is Live!

Esri Support is pleased to introduce the new Esri Support website. The new support.esri.com has been designed with a focus on providing an improved online support experience for all users. In addition to the new product-centered navigation, there are a number of new features to help you find answers to your questions and solutions to your technical issues on the ArcGIS platform.

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Support.esri.com Beta Launch!

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It’s here! We have released the beta version of the upcoming Support website redesign. This is an exciting change that enhances the current capabilities of the web site, improves the organization of Support content, and modernizes the way in which you interact with … Continue reading

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