Release of the Year-End 2014 Update to the Deprecation Plan for ArcGIS

Blog Post created by GLehner-esristaff Employee on Mar 10, 2015
This blog post provides updated deprecation information regarding ArcGIS 10.3 and 10.2.x. The first version of the 10.3 series was released in December 2014.

Starting in 2014, with the release of ArcGIS 10.2.1, the pattern for the deprecation plan changed from a once-a-year release format to an update for every release. The deprecation plan also expanded to cover apps, mobile, and ArcGIS Runtime SDK products. As a result, with the latest releases of ArcGIS products, the deprecation plan has been updated.

Here are some of the major changes in the update for ArcGIS 10.3:

  • Esri will continue to ship the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) compatibility setup with ArcGIS, as long as we continue to ship ArcMap or until Microsoft notifies us that we can no longer distribute VBA.
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 ends with the last release of the ArcGIS 10.3 series (ArcGIS 10.3.x).
  • ArcGIS API 3.7 for Flex and ArcGIS Viewer 3.7 for Flex are the final releases of these products.
  • ArcGIS Viewer 3.3 for Silverlight and the ArcGIS API 3.3 for Silverlight are the final releases of these products.
  • ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.5 for WPF is the final release of this SDK.

For more information on our deprecation plans, refer to the following PDF document, Deprecation Plan for ArcGIS 10.3 and 10.2.x (this deprecation plan is also available at the following technical article in the Esri Support Knowledge Base).
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