Allow shapefiles to be uploaded to ArcGIS.com

Idea created by jkarendt on Jun 23, 2010
    Implemented
    Score310

    I am working on a project with a number of partners located around the country, and when I learned about ArcGIS.com at a recent ESRI event, I thought the Groups would be perfect for sharing data and making sure everyone had the most current information.  However, I’ve found, after sending layer packs around to people, that only people with 9.3 (rather than 9.2 or earlier) could use them, which turned out to be only about half of the people I had emailed. 

    On a related topic, it's strangely difficult to search for other users on ArcGIS.com.  Even when I type in the names of people I know are registered users, they still don't come up -- I've had to type in their exact usernames to invite them to join a group.