Edit: February 19, 2016 - ArcPad 10.2.2 (or earlier) users utilizing the Trimble Positions for ArcPad post-processing software in their workflows may now safelyupgrade to ArcPad 10.2.3, as the Trimble Positions for ArcPad extension (and the February 2016 update) has been certified as compatible with ArcPad 10.2.3 when running on a Windows Mobile or CE device. For more information, please read Trimble's blog post.
The February 2016 software update for Trimble Positions will also include support for ArcGIS for Desktop versions 10.3.1 and 10.4. This update is expected to be released on their website by the end of February 2016.
For more information regarding the release of ArcPad 10.2.3, click here. If you have any further questions, please contact Esri Technical Support.Gregory L. - Online Support Resources
Great news for ArcPad and ArcGIS for Windows Mobile customers using Trimble Positions Software extensions to collect and post-process DGPS data! Trimble has recently announced support for 10.2 releases of ArcPad, ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and ArcGIS Desktop applications. Trimble allows GIS customers to use the latest update of ArcPad on a laptop or tablet with the capability to post-process and analyze field data collected on a tablet.
In Support Services, as we answer various types of ArcPad calls throughout the day, we are often asked the magical question:
Which version of ArcPad should I install onto my desktop and mobile device?
Which is always followed up with:
Where can I get the latest version of ArcPad?
This gives me the opportunity to think about the best answer and then it comes, the “light bulb”.
First, for the question: "Which version of ArcPad should I install onto my desktop and mobile device?"
I simply let the user know that they should download and install the latest version of ArcPad. This will allow them to work with a version of the product that has gone through a series of improvements. Improvements that have addressed previously identified bugs and have enhanced the functionality and performance of the software.
Then for the question: "Where can I get the latest and greatest version of ArcPad?"
I guide my users to the Esri Customer Care Site. After logging in with their Esri Global ID credentials, they are able to see their products and any updates that are available for download from the product line.
They can then select the most current version of ArcPad.
After downloading the latest version of the ArcPad software, the user is then ready to download and install it onto their desktop. From the desktop, this version of ArcPad can then be sent to the mobile device. With the newest software downloaded and installed, ArcPad will be ready to use in the field!Juan L. – ArcPad/Desktop Support Analyst
As an ArcPad Support Analyst, I find myself answering a lot of questions about deploying software to mobile devices. One popular question I often hear is:
"How do I install ArcPad on a mobile device without having to reinstall ArcPad?"
This is usually followed by:
"What elements need to be installed to run ArcPad on a specific mobile device?"
Luckily, there are some simple answers to these frequently asked questions. For the first question, you’re probably familiar with the “Deploy ArcPad on your Mobile Device” option that appears when you’re installing ArcPad on your desktop. This is not the only way to deploy ArcPad to a mobile device. If you already have the ArcPad software installed and registered on your desktop, you can use a tool called the “ArcPad Deployment Manager” to deploy ArcPad to mobile units.
All you have to do is connect your mobile device to a USB port on the computer that has ArcPad installed. This will open communication between the desktop and the mobile device through either Windows ActiveSync (XP) or Windows Mobile Device Center (Win7 & Vista).
Then, all you have to do is activate the “ArcPad Deployment Manager” by navigating to Start > All Programs > ArcGIS > ArcPad (8.0 SP4 or 10.0 SP2) > ArcPad Deployment Manager.
The Deployment Manager will open and this is where you’ll ask yourself “What elements need to be installed to run ArcPad on a specific mobile device?”
After having spent years working with and troubleshooting ArcPad, I have compiled a list (both required and personally recommended) of items that I suggest installing. When making a decision about which items to check off within the ArcPad Deployment Manager, refer to the following illustration:NOTE: If you’re installing a language pack, ArcPad has to be deployed on the device first.