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Important deprecation announcement for ArcGIS 10.1 and the upcoming release of 10.2.1 / 10.2.2

Blog Post created by GLehner-esristaff Employee on Aug 5, 2014
esrilogo-resize1.jpgAt each release, Esri assesses if there are any platforms (operating systems, databases, development environments, or hardware) that are at the end of their supportability. Additionally, we review our technology to see if any of the newer functionality has superseded older functionality. In either case, we try to give as much advanced notice as possible for any changes in supported platforms or functionality through our Deprecation Plan documents.

Given the pace in the change of technology, we have been fairly conservative in what we deprecate. However, with the update to the Deprecation Plan for ArcGIS 10.1 and 10.2, plus the releases of ArcGIS 10.2.1 and 10.2.2, we have a number of items that need to be deprecated. Many of these changes have been a long time coming (for both platforms and functionality); and we have also noted upcoming plans to give you early notice for software that will eventually be impacted.

Starting at the ArcGIS 10.2.1 update to the Deprecation Plan, the pattern changed from a once-a-year release format to new updates with every release. The Deprecation Plan also expanded to cover apps, mobile, and ArcGIS Runtime SDK products.

Here are some of the major changes:
  • There will not be a release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs at 10.2.1.
  • ArcGIS 10.2.1 will be the last release that supports Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista for ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Reader, and Runtime SDK (for Java and WPF).
  • ArcGIS 10.2.1 will be the last release that supports Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 for ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Reader, and Runtime SDK (for Java and WPF).
  • The ArcGIS 10.2 series of releases (ArcGIS 10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2) will be the last releases that include the ArcSDE command line tools.
  • The ArcGIS 10.2 series of releases (ArcGIS 10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2) will be the last releases that include the ArcSDE application server.

For updated information on our deprecation plans, refer to the following link: Deprecation Plan for ArcGIS 10.1 and ArcGIS 10.2. (This deprecation plan is also linked from a technical article in the Esri Support Knowledge Base.)

John B. - Product Management

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