I was working on deadline this week with 2 colleagues on a project that utilized the same map one of us had made. I started to get strange results, and it makes me ask, "what exactly is going on in the multi-user situation with shared maps?"
1. Colleague made map set up a bunch of layers we would need and we all started work.
2. I open the map while she is in it. How does it arbitrate what happens if we try and change styles on the same layer?
3. Whose edits get saved?
4. A lot of work was taking this one big master layer, and restyling it for about a dozen different views. I dupe the "original" layer, and then rename the copy. I do my setups. I save her shared map. I come back the next day, and not only is my dupe layer not in there, neither are my edits. Huh?
5. I did the same as above, but compelled a local layer save by doing a "save layer" on my dupe layer that was set up with my needed settings. That did save locally in my content, but did not appear in the content list when I open the map. She reports that she does see my layers fine. I have to go re-add them, and start work again from that point.
Is the multi-user broken? Buggy? Was something weird going on? It really shakes our confidence when we do a bunch of work and it disappears like this.
Anybody know what is going on?