Getting Ready for Esri 2016 – It’s Time to Upgrade from ArcGIS 10.0

Are you running ArcGIS 10.0 for some of your GIS needs? We know, it’s a great platform, but it’s time to move onward and upward. Over the last five years, Esri has developed greater and more powerful functionalities across all platforms, moving from ArcGIS 10.0 all the way to the upcoming release of ArcGIS 10.4. These upgrades have come with more tools, more efficient processing, and more features that allow you to create and share the data and maps you need. If you haven’t upgraded your applications and geodatabases yet, it’s time to start planning. Continue reading

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Setting up a proxy with Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition)

Welcome to part two! In our last blog post, we looked at how to set up a proxy to work with a JavaScript application. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the workflow to set up a proxy with Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS. Continue reading

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Introducing the Esri Support GitHub Repository

We are proud to announce that Esri Support is now on GitHub!

Esri Support and GitHub

Esri Support and GitHub

We recently released a Developer Support repository on GitHub that contains resources for troubleshooting, as well as proof of concept samples to support developers and those who are interested in development. Continue reading

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Call Esri Support! We’ve Changed the Way Our Call Routing Works

Okay, so call routing can get frustrating – we’ve all been there. Maybe you’ve called a customer service hotline and you feel like you have to press a thousand buttons just to get to a person. Maybe you’ve missed the menu items but there’s no option to repeat them, so you have to hang up and start all over. Maybe you skip calling entirely because getting through an organization’s call routing system requires a full day off work and a long hot bath afterwards just to recover from the experience. Whatever the issue, we hear you, and we want your experience with Esri Support to be the best it can be.

That’s why we’re happy to announce we have enhanced the Support call routing system!

The motivation behind this is simple: we want call routing to be quicker, easier, and more purpose-driven. So we simplified things – previously, we had a long list of options that sometimes had you frantically pressing “0″ out of sheer confusion or frustration. Realizing that the number and range of options was the issue, we drastically reduced the number of selections to 20 based on those most frequently chosen. View the diagram below to see how the phone tree will work starting next week. Continue reading

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Is Windows 10 certified with ArcGIS Products?

Update on January 14, 2016:

Windows 10 support begins at ArcGIS 10.3.1.

Other than the products currently certified, Esri recommends that you do not install Windows 10 for use with Esri products until testing and certification are complete.

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Release of the Mid-Year 2015 Update to the Deprecated Features for ArcGIS

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This blog post provides updated information regarding deprecated features of ArcGIS 10.3.1 and the upcoming ArcGIS 10.4 release. ArcGIS 10.3.1 was released in May 2015.

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My Experience with ArcGIS for Desktop Licensing


Coming to Esri (and to California) for the first time four months ago as a very hopeful intern, I was excited at the prospect of completing a project that would have a meaningful impact on those who use ArcGIS for Desktop products. … Continue reading

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Supporting the First Esri Intern Hackathon

On the weekend of August 1st, the Esri summer interns came together to participate in a hackathon hosted in the Esri café. The weekend was designed to encourage innovation through the rapid creation of applications; the event was extremely successful. One of most interesting aspects of the hackathon was watching the diversity within each team harmonize to improve the overall quality of the final products. Each team included at least one developer to write the code and several other members from Marketing, Support Services, Professional Services, and other Esri departments to help with creative design, the use of GIS, and the delivery of the final presentation. Continue reading

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Women in Esri Support

In 2014, Dr. Linda Loubert from Morgan State University put together a crowd-sourced Story Map of women in GIS to celebrate Women’s History Month and to highlight the number of women working in GIS professions. The Story Map, “Women in GIS: Helping Map a Better World,” has over 50,000 views and contains thousands of data points representing women across the globe who work with GIS in various sectors. Continue reading

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Support Services at the Esri User Conference: July 21-23, 2015

Esri Support Services is going to be at the 2015 Esri International User Conference in San Diego (July 20 – 24), where we will be offering appointments to answer any of your technical questions. Specialists in all areas of Esri software will be available to assist you. Users attending the conference can set up a time slot for a specific technology area that they would like to discuss, as well as register to attend any of the Technical Support presentations available. Appointments are not required, so feel free to stop by in between sessions or during lunch.

Visit the Support Appointments website to set up an appointment with a specialist, or register to attend one of our sessions.

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