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FYI, ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 was released 2 weeks ago, checkout this great blog for a general overview about its latest enhancements,



For more detailed blog topics:


ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 Functionality Matrix whitepaper: 




This whitepaper from the ArcGIS Enterprise product management team, discusses considerations when ArcGIS Enterprise is licensed for virtualized infrastructure, both on-premises or in Cloud environments.… 



Great blog by Jonathan Quinn and Scott M. MacDonald from the ArcGIS Enterprise Dev team on the Web GIS DR tool and some backup strategies. Worth a read!


Design your ArcGIS Enterprise backup strategy




This whitepaper from the ArcGIS Enterprise product management team, discusses the two ways data can be handled with the ArcGIS Platform:


User Managed: where data owners and admins are responsible for providing and managing the underlying storage infrastructure, e.g., file servers and database servers.


ArcGIS Managed: the concept of hosted data because the data is stored within (hosted by) the ArcGIS system and exposed solely through REST based web services that are shown to end users as layer items within their portal. 


Also for ArcGIS Enterprise users, the ArcGIS Data Store is not a replacement for existing enterprise geodatabases.





This is a great blog by Jing Yan, a GIS Consultant from Esri Canada on security certificates and ArcGIS Enterprise.


Understand SSL Certificates for ArcGIS Server and Portal for ArcGIS



FYI, ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 is now available. Learn about its new capabilities in this blog,


What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6: Overview | ArcGIS Blog 


and the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 Functionality Matrix whitepaper is also available, 



Hope this helps,

Great whitepaper by Shannon Kalisky that provides a technical overview of ArcGIS Enterprise, its software components, key concepts such as federation, and outlines 3 options for completing a migration from a standalone ArcGIS Server deployment to the standard configuration of ArcGIS Enterprise called the base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment. It includes an outline of the key benefits, high-level steps, and important considerations for each migration option. 


FYI, several users requested a copy of this Esri UC 2017 technical workshop:


ArcGIS Enterprise: Managing ArcGIS Server

ArcGIS Server is the component of ArcGIS Enterprise that enables you to take your GIS resources such as maps and models, and share them as web services. Publishing your GIS resources as web services enables them to be used throughout the ArcGIS platform. This presentation will examine ArcGIS Server at a deeper technical level. Attendees will learn how to administer an ArcGIS Server site more effectively. Topics include: security, defining data stores, log files, and working with the Server Administrator directory.


I've attached the presentation in PDF format.


EDIT: video recording of this technical session,

ArcGIS Enterprise: Managing ArcGIS Server - YouTube 



FYI: For those of you who will be attending the 2017 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, CA next week and want to learn about ArcGIS Enterprise, the attached flyer might help you find the right session to attend.


ArcGIS Enterprise* is composed of 4 components:



* Since the 10.5 release, ArcGIS Enterprise is the new name for the product formerly called "ArcGIS for Server" in previous releases.


If you are starting out and learning about ArcGIS Enterprise, I suggest going to this session first:

- ArcGIS Enterprise: An Introduction


Then you can decide which area(s) you would like to focus on and learn more about its components.

Some highlights (not a complete list, see attachment for the complete list):


i) Building Your First ArcGIS Enterprise Deployment

ii) ArcGIS Server: ArcGIS Enterprise: Managing ArcGIS Server

ii) Portal for ArcGIS: ArcGIS Enterprise: Introducing Portal for ArcGIS > ArcGIS Enterprise: Administrating Your Portal

iii) ArcGIS Web Adaptor: ArcGIS Web Adaptor Basics

iv) ArcGIS Data Store: Data Store Management Best Practices

v) Security: ArcGIS Enterprise Security: An Introduction > ArcGIS Enterprise Security: Advanced Topics

vi) Deployment: Web GIS: Architectural Patterns and Practices and ArcGIS Enterprise: Architecting Your Deployment

vii) Cloud deployment: ArcGIS Enterprise in the Amazon Cloud and ArcGIS Enterprise in the Microsoft Azure Cloud

viii) High Availability and Disaster Recovery for ArcGIS Enterprise


Hope this helps and see you at UC!!

FYI, Sara Sanchez recorded a really nice tutorial video on using the ArcGIS Enterprise Builder to set-up a base deployment of ArcGIS Enterprise on a single machine. Check it out,


Get Started with ArcGIS Enterprise Builder - YouTube 




FYI, ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 is now available. Learn about its new capabilities in this blog,


What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 | ArcGIS Blog 


and the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 Functionality Matrix whitepaper is also available, 


Hope this helps,

The ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 Functionality Matrix whitepaper is now available from here, 


FYI: at the 10.5 release, the product "ArcGIS for Server", has been renamed to "ArcGIS Enterprise". The product was re-branded to better reflect the idea that with the software you get "Web GIS" in your own infrastructure. Learn more here.


What is ArcGIS Enterprise?—Documentation | ArcGIS Enterprise 


ArcGIS Enterprise still includes the following components:

- GIS Server (aka, ArcGIS Server)

- Portal for ArcGIS

- ArcGIS Data Store

- ArcGIS Web Adaptor


Hope this helps,

FYI: Great article on forthcoming ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 release (formerly, ArcGIS 10.5 for Server) in the latest issue of ArcNews,


ArcGIS 10.5 Is a Major Advancement in the Server Platform | ArcNews 


Hope this helps,