Thus, we find it necessary to periodically deprecate specific functionalities and platforms (operating systems, databases, development environments, hardware, etc.) to continue delivering optimal support to our users. These changes are made at each release of ArcGIS, based on customer needs and the trends in technology and market.
So, what has Esri planned for ArcGIS 10.2? Here are some of the major changes being made to the software:
- ArcGIS 10.2 will be the last major release with support for Microsoft Windows 2003/2003 R2 in ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Engine, and ArcReader.
- ArcGIS Runtime 10.2 will be the last major release with support for Windows XP and Windows Vista.
- ArcGIS 10.2 for Server will be the last major release with support for Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows 2003/2003 R2 in ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Web Adaptor.
- ArcGIS 10.2 will be the last major release to include the ArcSDE command line tools and the ArcSDE application server.
- ArcGIS 10.2 will be the last planned release of the ArcGIS License Manager on the Solaris operating system.
For more information, do refer to the Deprecation Plan for ArcGIS 10.1 and ArcGIS 10.2, where the contents are categorized according to product type. The plan is also available for download from Esri Knowledge Base Article 41175.
Please review and familiarize yourself with this information, and if you have any questions, please contact us at Support Services. For those attending the Esri International User Conference , we also have technical workshops on using the new ArcGIS 10.2 features and "road ahead" sessions outlining new functionality coming in future releases.
Sharmila R. - Online Support Services