65 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2013 1:08 PM by Tift_Tax

    ArcGIS 10.2

    ksjosh82
      I'm wondering if there has started to be any talk of an ArcGIS 10.2 and what might possibly be some of Esri's new ideas for it?
        • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
          ad_giles@hotmail.com
          Josh,

          It's getting announced at the dev summit at the end of the month:

          http://www.esri.com/events/devsummit/index.html

          So my guess is its probably hush hush till then.

          Regards

          Anthony
          • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
            ksjosh82
            Thanks Anthony, I guess that makes sense.  I'm looking forward to see what they have planned especially with how it relates to Mobile and Windows 8.
            • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
              crazymatt
              Suggestion number one: stability. I've never had a version of ArcGIS crash nearly as often as v10.1.
              • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                ksjosh82
                10.0 was pretty bad too for crashing.
                • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                  infobleep
                  Now that the conference has happened, is there any more information on this next release?
                  • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                    rlwatson
                    http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/72244-ArcMap-10.1-SP1-crashing-frequently

                    My understanding is that 10.2 is scheduled for release ~June
                    • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                      infobleep
                      Thanks for that Richard.

                      Does anyone know if their has there been any demonstrations or discussions as to what is going to be in it. I.e. what is justifying the version increase rather than a SP release?

                      Tim
                      • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                        rlwatson
                        Yes, this was very much discussed at the Developer Summit.

                        Things that I remember off the top of my head:
                        - Portal as a COTS product
                        - Integrated security (SSO, PKI, SAML2, OAUTH2) across the stack
                        - ArcGIS Runtime offline support (changes to other products to support this)
                        - GeoTriggers
                        - Fixes
                        - Better 3D
                        - New analytics
                        - Big data (Hadoop)
                        - Imagery enhancements

                        Check out the slides and presentations which are posted online.
                        • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                          infobleep
                          Thanks Richard for that. I'll have another look on-line. I found some details about it but I probably needed to click through to read more details.

                          Personally, bar two bugs, I've found ArMap 10.1 to be more stable than version 10. I think it is a good improvement. Not as slow. screen doesn't redraw twice.

                          Of course I don't do much georeferencing, which if you did, I can see how it might get frustrating. Especially when the bug fix isn't due until June and your deadlines don't always allow for computer issues.
                          • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                            infobleep
                            I found the conference proceedings but unfortunately many of the presentations are not available, including ArcGIS: The road ahead.

                            Hopefully they will add them soon. I assume they had slides for the road ahead presentation.

                            For a list of all the sessions at the summit, including links where the presentation slides exist on-line: http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/devsummit13/index.html
                            • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                              rlwatson
                              So does this mean there just won't be a SP2 for 10.1? It will just go from SP1 10.1 to 10.2???

                              10.1 is definitely the most unstable/buggy version I've used.


                              http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/722...ing-frequently

                              ArcGIS 10.1 SP2 has morphed into 10.2, so 10.2 is the next release.
                              • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                rlwatson
                                I found the conference proceedings but unfortunately many of the presentations are not available, including ArcGIS: The road ahead.

                                Hopefully they will add them soon. I assume they had slides for the road ahead presentation.


                                There were 2 road ahead sessions and ESRI said that the information about these sessions would not be posted.  Sorry.
                                • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                  infobleep
                                  There were 2 road ahead sessions and ESRI said that the information about these sessions would not be posted.  Sorry.


                                  That's a really shame. Unfortunately I have neither time or money to fly over to America to attend such an event. I couldn't even justify it as a business case, given the type of work I do.

                                  I wish they wouldn't be so secretive about it. It's not as if the company I work for don't pay a technical support licence fee to ESRI.

                                  Kind regards


                                  Tim
                                  • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                    kmacleod
                                    mkennedy ArcGIS 10.1 SP2 has morphed into 10.2, so 10.2 is the next release.


                                    A "paid for" 10.1 SP2 in the form of 10.2?

                                    Will there not be a 10.1 SP2?
                                    • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                      khibma-esristaff
                                      At this time, to the best of my knowledge there is no plan for 10.1 sp2.
                                      There are a number of reasons for a particular version to be released as a SP, full release etc. One of the driving reasons for 10.2 was the number of new features and enhancements. I dont recall with absolutely certainty, but I believe there was some information regarding 10.2 during the plenary. These videos have been posted online here: http://www.esri.com/events/devsummit/agenda/plenary
                                      • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                        infobleep
                                        Thanks for posting the link Kevin.

                                        There is indeed some things on the next generation of in ArcGIS. I will view the videos  later.

                                        Kind regards

                                        tim
                                        • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                          kreuzrsk
                                          At this time, to the best of my knowledge there is no plan for 10.1 sp2.
                                          There are a number of reasons for a particular version to be released as a SP, full release etc. One of the driving reasons for 10.2 was the number of new features and enhancements.


                                          I'm hoping Jack gets an ear full at the UC!  At one of the User Conferences around the release of 9.2 Jack acknowledged that users had asked for more bug fixes within a release and we got that, ie 5 service packs with 10.0.  Then, I think it was 2 years ago at the UC, he mentioned that service packs would include new enhancements along with bug fixes.  Both of these were met with approval of the crowd.

                                          I'm a big fan of ESRI having used the software for over 20 years so I'm very much a fan of ESRI.  But, if SP2 for 10.1 morphed into 10.2 and there is no SP2 release then ESRI has taken a huge step back!  It takes so several months to roll out a new verson of Desktop to our users and we just started with 10.1 having waited for SP1 like we always do.
                                          • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                            tpcolson
                                            My only comment is: This is a joke, right? There will be a SP2? Seriously? I just went through the most harrowing experience upgrading my user base to 10.1 once SP1 came out, now all of my open tickets will be solved by ANOTHER complete uninstall and upgrade? OSM and Tilemill suddenly looks very attractive....
                                            • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                              infobleep
                                              My only comment is: This is a joke, right? There will be a SP2? Seriously? I just went through the most harrowing experience upgrading my user base to 10.1 once SP1 came out, now all of my open tickets will be solved by ANOTHER complete uninstall and upgrade? OSM and Tilemill suddenly looks very attractive....


                                              This is no joke. I guess what it highlights is that 9.2 and 10.0 were either very bug ridden because they required loads of service packs or it took the ESRI developers more time to get 10.1 up to a releaseable standard compared to 10.2

                                              It certainly does make it hard for people trying to manage a large user base because of all the uninstalling required. Without that problem it would be far easier. I'm sure ESRI are aware of that. They have just not been able to find away to resolve it. May be they never will.

                                              Where I work most users are on 9.3.1, although I tend to upgrade to the latest myself. Eventually they will be moved on to 10.1 or 10.2 but they will all require training, which is partly why they have not be moved yet. The other reason was that version 10.0 was not considered good enough to move them onto.

                                              Kind regards


                                              Tim
                                              • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                synaps
                                                The main question is will 10.2 Desktop be x64 application or only 32bit?
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                                                  rlwatson
                                                  The main question is will 10.2 Desktop be x64 application or only 32bit?


                                                  During the recent developer summit I believe that ESRI indicated that Desktop will only support 64 bit in the next major version, i.e. version 11.

                                                  http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/81847-What-did-you-like-best-about-the-2013-Dev-Summit?p=288189#post288189
                                                  • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                    kmacleod
                                                    The deprecation plan for 10.1 and 10.2 is here http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/41175 ...

                                                    It does not mention service packs.  Is there an ESRI document somewhere that states there will not be any more service packs for 10.1?
                                                    • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                      rlwatson
                                                      I don't have a link to an ESRI document for you but it seems clear that:

                                                      • ESRI had plans to release SP 2 on 10.1

                                                      • ESRI canceled SP 2

                                                      • ESRI is releasing 10.2 instead and it includes the fixes which were previously scheduled for SP2 (along with some new features)


                                                      • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                        kmacleod
                                                        During the recent developer summit I believe that ESRI indicated that Desktop will only support 64 bit in the next major version, i.e. version 11.

                                                        http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/81847-What-did-you-like-best-about-the-2013-Dev-Summit?p=288189#post288189


                                                        This is good... 64-bit will be very welcome!

                                                        And thank you for the info above.
                                                        • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                          tpcolson
                                                          "ArcGIS 10.2 will be the last major release to include the ArcSDE command line tools. Esri encourages use of the new Geodatabase Administration dialog box in ArcCatalog and ArcMap and the related geoprocessing tools that were introduced at 10.1. "


                                                          ?!?!?

                                                          The command-line tools in the SDE install are critical for problem solving and performance tuning. The GUI "tools" come no where near the functionality and and the scope of the command-line tools. Why would these be removed after 10.2?
                                                          • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                            mboeringa2010
                                                            "ArcGIS 10.2 will be the last major release to include the ArcSDE command line tools. Esri encourages use of the new Geodatabase Administration dialog box in ArcCatalog and ArcMap and the related geoprocessing tools that were introduced at 10.1. "

                                                            ?!?!?

                                                            The command-line tools in the SDE install are critical for problem solving and performance tuning. The GUI "tools" come no where near the functionality and and the scope of the command-line tools. Why would these be removed after 10.2?


                                                            Yes, I noticed this too. Not entirely unexpected, but I guess this means two things:

                                                            - ESRI is probably "testing the waters" here with these statements, and attempting to get a feel of how many users are still in need of these tools, and whether there is any legitemate case for suspending support for the command line tools now they introduced the Geodatabase Administration toolset. VBA was pronounced dead at 10.1, but is now extended to even 10.2...

                                                            - (Hopefully) A continued and seriously extended support of Geodatabase Administration tools in ArcGIS. That probably means the need for new tools not yet realised that can replace similar tools of the ArcSDE Command Line tools.

                                                            Anyway, I have visualized some of the expected upcoming changes in a supplement of my ESRI Geodatabase Framework document based on these deprecation plans. Of course, since these are plans, and I don't have a crystal ball, some of it is still uncertain... The supplement is here:

                                                            The ESRI Geodatabase Framework - Future developments at ArcGIS 10.2 and 11.
                                                            • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                              mrivera
                                                              According to their site: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/whats-coming
                                                              It is coming out in July now instead of June.
                                                              • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                vbahole
                                                                coming out with new versions that include fancy new features is fantastic. Those who look forward to these things will be delighted to upgrade. In the meantime there are those of us who have clients that are on older versions of software (those released IN THE LAST YEAR) who need vital fixes for things that DON"T WORK in their current software.

                                                                Anyone who has worked with esri products for more than a week knows that things often don't work as they are pitched by esri marketing. Yet the marketing engine just keeps steamrolling ahead - always appealing to upper management with promises of candy mountains in the clouds. While those of us in the trenches, TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH THINGS, view new releases for the bug list - that glorious moment where the giant admits that the thing you have been banging your head about for the last six months is not your fault and that help is on the way.

                                                                The reason that service packs are treated differently by esri users than full releases is because that is the way esri has TRAINED us to think. you make the leap to the latest major release, and all the pain that is associated with that, and then you hope the things you need to work actually work. when they don't you try to fix them, put in bugs, and wait for service packs. Users did not imagine that routine in their heads - that is what we were fed. Now that is all changing? Unbelievably disappointing.
                                                                • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                  Tift_Tax
                                                                  Where I work most users are on 9.3.1 ....


                                                                  Perhaps ESRI should have called it a day after 9.3.1 (still remarkably stable and functional today), re-trained its programmers and sales reps, and gone into the business of making wicks for kerosene lanterns. Then we users could have used all that "retraining on the new version" time to hone our tiddly-winks skills.

                                                                  We keep getting our hands burned with each new major release, yet keep coming back for more ... just say'in

                                                                  :D
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                                                                    mboeringa2010
                                                                    We keep getting our hands burned with each new major release, yet keep coming back for more ... just say'in


                                                                    ... that we're addicted?! ;);)

                                                                    I agree with most folks here ESRI should do more to in terms of testing pre-release and ensure fixes and SP's are released ASAP after each new major release once issues are identified.

                                                                    The amount of time waisted by some users just doesn't weigh up to early releases of "hot" new functionality.

                                                                    Of course, there will always be a balance in this respect...

                                                                    Developing software bug-free, and especially software as complex as ArcGIS, just ain't possible, but the balance could definitely be more on the stable / reliable side of things... also as proven by the fact that ESRI generally does manage to sort many things out once we get down the line of X.1-n releases up to such final things as 9.3.1.
                                                                    • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                      vbahole
                                                                      we need an end to 'public betas'.
                                                                      the software manufacturer should hire staff to test the software, not unleash it on a userbase and wait for them to find the problems.
                                                                      that is the free, open-source model.
                                                                      this software people pay $$$$$ for (some of them dearly)
                                                                      • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                        M.Hussein
                                                                        Its mid of july and still no news from ESRI regarding 10.2,

                                                                        As everybody else, since there is no service pack to fix the buggy 10.1 we really need to migrate.
                                                                        • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                          rfairhur24
                                                                          10.2 was the focal subject of a lot of the ESRI UC and all demonstrations were made with that version that I saw.  So 10.2 is more than just a dangling carrot.  They said release would occur within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the conference, but they still had several finishing touches to make during those 2 weeks.

                                                                          10.2 will finally offer 64 bit multi-processor support for at least geoprocessing (and probably much more although that was what I specifically heard about in the sessions I went to).  Integration with Microsoft Office where you can use ArcGIS online services to create maps in the Office 2010 or 2013 suite looks cool at 10.2 (content creation based on pre-existing geometry created outside of Office is supported, such as interactively geocoding addresses from Excel rows or creating new Excel columns from map analysis outputs based on Business Analyst style queries from within Excel itself, for example).

                                                                          Of course my agency will wait a year before migrating no matter what (10.1 was just installed on my computer 2 months ago), but it looks like 10.2 will be worth testing for early adoption.
                                                                          • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                            tpcolson
                                                                            I'm guessing there's no upgrade path....uninstall and reinstall?
                                                                            • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                              seanwray
                                                                              While at the US I heard from several people that 10.2 would be released within 2 weeks after the UC.
                                                                              • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                abrown31
                                                                                I heard that it'll be at the end of this month. Whether that means next week or the following, who knows.
                                                                                • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                  abrown31
                                                                                  Its mid of july and still no news from ESRI regarding 10.2,

                                                                                  As everybody else, since there is no service pack to fix the buggy 10.1 we really need to migrate.


                                                                                  There is SP1 for 10.1
                                                                                  • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                    kreuzrsk
                                                                                    There is SP1 for 10.1


                                                                                    Hussein may be referring to all the 10.1 bugs that didn't get fixed in SP1.
                                                                                    • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                      rlwatson
                                                                                      This page conatins (sic) the list of issues addressed in the upcoming release of ArcGIS for (Desktop, Engine, Server) 10.2.

                                                                                      http://support.esri.com/en/downloads/patches-servicepacks/view/productid/160/metaid/1986
                                                                                      • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                        jeffroland
                                                                                        we need an end to 'public betas'.
                                                                                        the software manufacturer should hire staff to test the software, not unleash it on a userbase and wait for them to find the problems.
                                                                                        that is the free, open-source model.
                                                                                        this software people pay $$$$$ for (some of them dearly)


                                                                                        You would find a LOT more problems if there were no public Betas - there's no way a private beta could test the thousands of different combinations of hardware and software potential conflicts. Besides, it's not just used to catch bugs but also used to by companies that have invested in scripts, add-ins and other custom tools to see if their tools work in the new version. And, by the way, many major companies release betas of their software, not just open source models. Also, it's a great way to get feedback for ideas that might get included in the next version.
                                                                                        • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                          jboivin
                                                                                          I'm wondering if there has started to be any talk of an ArcGIS 10.2 and what might possibly be some of Esri's new ideas for it?


                                                                                          Looks like #ArcGIS #10.2 is available for download for EDN subscribers [ATTACH=CONFIG]26183[/ATTACH]
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                                                                                            mvolz47
                                                                                            I do not see that with my organization's EDN account.  Are there different licensing types for EDN where it would be available to some endusers before others?
                                                                                            • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                              BrokenLegMike
                                                                                              It's now available through the ESRI Customer Care Portal.
                                                                                              • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                mvolz47
                                                                                                Don't you need to uninstall ArcGIS v10.1 first?

                                                                                                Maybe there is an error dialog box that is obscured by another object, so the install is hung and that's why you think it is taking so long.
                                                                                                • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                  mvolz47
                                                                                                  Ryan:

                                                                                                  Is this the case for all ArcGIS v10.2 software including ArcGIS Server and SDE?
                                                                                                  • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                    M.Hussein
                                                                                                    I am not sure yet. I have only installed on my work laptop. I will be waiting to try it on our server and SDE for at least 6 months and at that time I will be upgrading all of my users.


                                                                                                    Lets hope In six months ESRI won't roll out ArcGIS 10.3 or 11, they are becoming the next FireFox when it comes to versioning.
                                                                                                    • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                      erice-esristaff
                                                                                                      Check out the Quick Start Guides.

                                                                                                      Best,
                                                                                                      Eric
                                                                                                      • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                        drewskey
                                                                                                        You do not need to uninstall 10.1 first. The area of install that was taking the longest was writing to the registry. It finally finished after 1 hour and 15 minutes.


                                                                                                        This just screams of a service pack and not a full release.
                                                                                                        Gotta Keep those maintenance agreements up everybody!
                                                                                                        • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                          kreuzrsk
                                                                                                          Does the current license sever for 10.1 work with 10.2 or does that need to be upgraded too?
                                                                                                          • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                            drewskey
                                                                                                            Does the current license sever for 10.1 work with 10.2 or does that need to be upgraded too?


                                                                                                            It needs to be upgraded as well.
                                                                                                            • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                              erice-esristaff
                                                                                                              This just screams of a service pack and not a full release.
                                                                                                              Gotta Keep those maintenance agreements up everybody!


                                                                                                              Please review the Quick Start Guides I linked to above.

                                                                                                              "The ArcGIS 10.2 setup  package is designed to detect and upgrade an existing installation of  the same ArcGIS 10.1 product (including SP1).  The setting for the  installation location, license manager (for Concurrent Use), or  authorization information (for Single Use) are retained in the upgrade.   See the installation guide for more information on installation upgrades, new installations, or installations over versions earlier than 10.1."

                                                                                                              Best,
                                                                                                              Eric
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                                                                                                                drewskey
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                                                                                                                  mvolz47
                                                                                                                  Ryan:

                                                                                                                  Are you performing these installs silently?  If not and you are manually sitting down at these workstations during the day to perform these installs, you might want to look into silent installs during non-business hours.  In this way the install will occur automatically and not take up any of your time.
                                                                                                                  • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                                    rockharrier
                                                                                                                    Just installed 10.2 yesterday. The installation over 10.1 took maybe 20 minutes for us, so no issues there.

                                                                                                                    So far so good.
                                                                                                                    • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                                      mvolz47
                                                                                                                      Paul and Ryan:

                                                                                                                      Since the install times were very different for both of you, I wonder what could cause such a difference in time.

                                                                                                                      Did both of you install the complete ArcGIS Desktop package?

                                                                                                                      Were the installs done from the install software over the network or from files copied directly onto the computer?

                                                                                                                      I do know that in my county, some users have computers that are only connected to the network over a VPN connection.  We do not even bother installing ArcGIS Desktop software over the VPN connection because it could take software that normally installs in 30-45 minutes, over 6 hours to complete.
                                                                                                                      • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                                        ConwayGISCoor
                                                                                                                        not sure all of the bugs fixed from 10.1 to 10.2
                                                                                                                        i.e. still have first print job of day hangs, still have license issue with enable geodatabase.
                                                                                                                        With that said it seems to run a little bit faster versus 10.1
                                                                                                                        • Re: ArcGIS 10.2 - not tested
                                                                                                                          danielri
                                                                                                                          One issue with this release is that there was NO beta or prerelease testing by the users, if there was one no invite was actually sent out to 10.0 and 10.1 customers under support -as is traditionally the case. This version was basically a bait-and-switch. I just hope everything works as promised at the UC.

                                                                                                                          Oh, do not try to use the ArcGIS 10.2 License Manager Install found the ArcGIS Engine DVD, it does not work. Use the install found on the Desktop install DVD instead.
                                                                                                                          • Re: ArcGIS 10.2 - not tested
                                                                                                                            jeffroland
                                                                                                                            One issue with this release is that there was NO beta or prerelease testing by the users, if there was one no invite was actually sent out to 10.0 and 10.1 customers under support -as is traditionally the case. This version was basically a bait-and-switch. I just hope everything works as promised at the UC.


                                                                                                                            This is absolutely false. There was a pre-release:


                                                                                                                            Valued Esri Customer,

                                                                                                                            Thank you for participating in ArcGIS 10.2 Prerelease!

                                                                                                                            Your Esri Software can be downloaded directly through the Esri Customer Care Portal.

                                                                                                                            1. Logon to http://customers.esri.com with your ESRI Global Account.
                                                                                                                            2. Select �??Software Download�?�.
                                                                                                                            3. Select "Beta/Prerelease" from the dropdown list for Version.
                                                                                                                            4. Download your Esri Software.

                                                                                                                            Authorization and Provisioning Files:
                                                                                                                            - Authorization Files: to obtain the product authorization files, from the Customer Care Home page select Authorization and Provisioning. With the Authorization tab chosen, select 'Prerelease' for Version at the bottom of the page.
                                                                                                                            - Provisioning Files: to obtain the product provisioning files, from the Customer Care Home page select Authorization and Provisioning, and select the Provisioning tab.

                                                                                                                            IMPORTANT:
                                                                                                                            - DO NOT use ArcGIS 10.2 Prerelease in a production environment. These setups are an early snapshot of the products.
                                                                                                                            - If you have an earlier 10.2 EAP Snapshot installed, you must uninstall it before installing ArcGIS 10.2 Prerelease. You do not need to re-authorize your software.
                                                                                                                            - Use the authorization and provisioning files provided for testing ArcGIS 10.2 Prerelease.
                                                                                                                            - Please note the 10.2 Prerelease files will timeout August 31, 2013.

                                                                                                                            Installing and Authorizing the software for use

                                                                                                                            ArcGIS for Desktop Single Use, ArcGIS for Server, Portal for ArcGIS and the ArcGIS License Manager:
                                                                                                                            - Run the setup. After the setup completes, use the appropriate authorization numbers for provisioning file provided on the Customer Care site to authorize your software.

                                                                                                                            ArcGIS for Desktop Concurrent Use:
                                                                                                                            - ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop Concurrent Use requires the ArcGIS 10.2 License Manager. Ensure the License Manager you select has been updated to version 10.2 Prerelease.
                                                                                                                            - Run the setup. After the setup has completed, select the concurrent use product type you are licensed to use, define an ArcGIS 10.2 License Manager, and press OK.

                                                                                                                            ArcGIS VBA Compatibility setup:
                                                                                                                            - If you have a previous version of ArcGIS VBA Compatibility installed, uninstall the earlier version prior to installing the EAP snapshot for the ArcGIS VBA Compatibility setup.

                                                                                                                            If you have any questions or need assistance with product installation,
                                                                                                                            please refer to the installation guides installed with your
                                                                                                                            product.
                                                                                                                            • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                                              mvolz47
                                                                                                                              Katherine:

                                                                                                                              You did not need to uninstall 10.1 first.  Only releases prior to 10.1 need to be uninstalled.
                                                                                                                              • Re: ArcGIS 10.2 - not tested
                                                                                                                                vsfoote
                                                                                                                                Jeff,

                                                                                                                                This is absolutely false. There was a pre-release:


                                                                                                                                Yes there was, but it was EXTREMELY limited in scope!  As verified with my CSR.  There was no public announcement and Esri selected who would participate.

                                                                                                                                Richard and I were not "invited".  And, despite following issues posted to the Beta Programs site  (very few), you are only the second Esri customer I've identified as actually having participated in Beta - Pre-release testing of 10.2

                                                                                                                                I don't quite think it is a "bait and swtich" issue, but there were some rather questionable decisions made in rolling large chunks of what should have been a SP2 release for 10.1 into the ArcGIS 10.2 product release.

                                                                                                                                Most can understand Esri's desire to further its SaS vision, but there are a lot of maintainers that having just completed the 10.1 and SP1 Desktop upgrade and 10.1 Server installs who would have preferred to remain on a patched 10.1 baseline. Especially since for many of us we must now perform our own testing to determine details that were not shared from Esri's internal Beta and Pre-release testing.

                                                                                                                                Stuart
                                                                                                                                • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                                                  cshore11
                                                                                                                                  With the exception of his first sentence, I couldn't agree with user Ke G more.  I'm spending well over 50% of my time installing, testing, and trying to clean up ESRI's garbage from one version to another.  Their motto seems to be "if it ain't broke, screw it up royally and drive the end users nuts."  ESRI, get your head out of the clouds and come back to Earth!
                                                                                                                                  • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                                                    mvolz47
                                                                                                                                    Charles:

                                                                                                                                    Can you provide specific examples of problems you have had with ArcMap, since upgrading to v10.2?
                                                                                                                                    • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                                                      Tift_Tax
                                                                                                                                      customer service said today that 10.2 DVDs will be mailed out first week of October to those who requested discs, like us
                                                                                                                                      • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                                                        mvolz47
                                                                                                                                        Tim:

                                                                                                                                        When did you request the DVDs?  I requested them back in early August and I have still not received them.  So does this mean that everyone who has requested DVDs up till now will receive them in early October?
                                                                                                                                        • Re: ArcGIS 10.2
                                                                                                                                          Tift_Tax
                                                                                                                                          Back in July. She said today "I see your name on the list, they'll be mailed the first week in October"