Thanks for submitting this idea! This functionality should be addressed in the latest version of the software, where group sharing options have been greatly improved. For some more information about the latest updates to sharing and collaboration in ArcGIS Enterprise, please see the following resource: What's new in the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8 and 10.8.1 portal
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Thank you for this update, @MatthewSlagley , I hope the training went well. 🙂 Thanks for your clarification here, this is very helpful. If you are using ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7, I believe I have some good news in reporting that this experience should be addressed in our latest version. My screenshot in the above post shows the new sharing experience from the Item Description page in 10.8.1. Below, I've included a screenshot which shows the Group Sharing pane which appears after you click on "Edit group sharing." Compared to ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7, this pane shows the full list of available groups. I'm also able to sort through my groups, where I can specifically filter for "Special Groups" such as Administrative Groups (new in 10.8), Groups with Shared Updates, and Featured Groups: I hope this information helps. Since this exists in the latest version, I'll go ahead and mark this idea as "Already Offered" for now, but please let me know if there's any other questions. Thank you! P.S. Also regarding your last note about checking the software version, I'm happy to share what I do here. 🙂 The way that I typically check my version is by navigating to the ArcGIS REST Services Directory, where the version information should be found at the root level of the directory, such as the below screenshot in my test environment (showing Version 10.8.1): Another way to check is by going to ArcGIS Server Manager. From there, if you use the top-level navigation bar and go to Site > Software Authorization, you can also see more detailed version information:
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Hi @MatthewSlagley, thanks for submitting this idea! I wanted to get some more information to understand this further and also share a way that you can hopefully achieve this today. To clarify, were you looking for a similar group sharing experience that is possible within the item description page, but in the ArcGIS Enterprise portal Map Viewer? For some context, in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1, when sharing from the Item Description page, clicking on "Edit group sharing" (seen below) will bring up a panel where all available groups can be seen in a single list, or filtered as needed: While this same sharing UI is not visible in the Map Viewer, it is possible if you are using the Map Viewer Beta. If you have not tried the Map Viewer Beta yet, I recommend it! Information about the beta, such as the download link and installation instructions, can be found here: Map Viewer Beta in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1.
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General What is ArcGIS Ideas? ArcGIS Ideas is a listening channel comprised of a number of Idea Exchanges across the Esri Community. Ideas are user-submitted requests for new features and functionality in Esri products. The community can engage with ideas by kudoing/voting or commenting, which helps product teams gauge interest and understand use cases. Ideas are subject to review by relevant product teams at Esri, and we use statuses and comments/moderator notes to provide a response when appropriate. Where can I find ArcGIS Ideas? If a product accepts ideas, then an Idea Exchange will be available in that product’s community place. For example, the below screenshot shows the product place for ArcGIS Pro. The presence of the ArcGIS Pro Ideas button indicates that this product is accepting ideas through this Idea Exchange, and clicking on it will take you there. For an easy overview of Idea Exchanges, visit the ArcGIS Ideas homepage where you can browse through idea submissions, read relevant documents and blogs, and discover which Idea Exchanges are available across the community. How are ArcGIS Ideas considered? While the amount of votes an idea has garnered is an excellent way for us to understand the demand for specific functionality, there are a wide variety of factors which can play a part in the decision to implement an idea. Factors such as the number of votes the idea has received; the feasibility of the idea within the current product plan; and the impact that the idea will have on other users and existing workflows are among the different factors which impact product teams’ decision making. Where possible, we will try and be transparent when we communicate back to you about ideas which have been reviewed. We appreciate your understanding that while we love to hear all your ideas, unfortunately not all ideas will be a good product fit or it may take time to implement ideas as they are prioritized among many other development considerations. How do Esri Staff and Distributors engage with the Esri Community through ArcGIS Ideas? For each Idea Exchange, some Esri staff will act as Ideas Managers, who will be reviewing ideas and engaging with the community through status updates, comments and more. In addition, other Esri staff members and International Distributors will be able to comment on ideas to ask questions and provide tips or workarounds. Esri staff and International distributors are not able to submit their own ideas, and are encouraged to submit their requests through internal channels. How do I submit an idea? Great question! We recommend that you get started by reading the ArcGIS Ideas Submission Guidelines which has all the basic information you should know when you’re considering submitting a new idea, and an overview of the submission considerations which Ideas Managers will use in their review. Once you have familiarized yourself with our guidelines and are ready to submit an idea, ensure that you are posting in the right Idea Exchange. If an Ideas Manager notices an idea which should belong elsewhere, they will move the post. When you are in the appropriate Idea Exchange, click the Suggest an idea button, as seen below, to begin writing your idea. Once again, we recommend consulting the ArcGIS Ideas Submission Guidelines at this point, which has tips on how to craft an effective idea using an impactful Title, Description, Label (if the Idea Exchange supports labels) and, optionally, Tags. For more information about idea labels, see What are idea labels? I have an idea that is relevant to multiple products. What do I do? You may be submitting an idea which is applicable to more than one product, and we understand that sometimes your ideas may span beyond the confines of a single Idea Exchange. In situations like this, we encourage you to post the idea in each applicable Idea Exchange. We understand that this is very different from the previous iteration of ArcGIS Ideas, where a single idea could be logged against multiple products. We’ve implemented this new structure so that your ideas can be much more directly reviewed by each product team, allowing them to organize and manage requests for their area in ways that were not previously possible. By posting your ideas in each relevant Idea Exchange, you will have the opportunity to receive product-specific feedback for each idea you submit, providing a clearer picture of the various ways an idea can be implemented across ArcGIS. What are the idea statuses, and what do they mean? We value your contributions, and it is important to us that we’re communicating with you about our thinking around specific ideas. We use statuses to communicate updates about ideas back to the community. For more information about the idea statuses and their meaning, please see the ArcGIS Ideas Submission Guidelines. For some additional questions related to status updates, please see Idea Status Changes below. What are idea labels? In some Idea Exchanges, you may notice that labels are used. Labels are a way to further categorize ideas which are specific to each Idea Exchange. Labels have been pre-defined by Esri product teams, and specific labels may be added or removed in the future at the discretion of each product team. In addition, when submitting an idea in an Idea Exchange which supports labels, you will notice the option to fill in labels, such as below. Different Idea Exchanges may have different limits to how many labels can be applied to your posts. In addition, some Idea Exchanges do not use labels, and therefore do not require them. For some more guidance about choosing the right label, please consult the ArcGIS Ideas Submission Guidelines. How can I learn more about labels? In some Idea Exchanges, there may be many labels to choose from. In those situations, clicking on the See Descriptions button will open a document outlining label descriptions. If you do not see a See Descriptions button, this means that the Idea Exchange does not have additional descriptions, usually because the label names provide enough description. In this case, do your best to label your idea correctly and an Ideas Manager will update the label if necessary. I have an idea that is relevant to multiple labels. What do I do? If your idea is applicable to more than one available label, but you are posting your idea in an Idea Exchange which only accepts one label, don’t worry too much about it! Please use the label which best fits your idea. As Ideas Managers review ideas, they will update the label if necessary. Should I tag my idea? While you are browsing or submitting Idea Exchanges, you may notice that tags can be applied to ideas. A tag can be a helpful way to add additional descriptors to your content, which provide further discoverability and insight for the community and Esri staff alike. Unlike Labels which are pre-defined by Esri, tags are open-text and can be whatever you like. While you are submitting an idea, you should see an option to add tags to your post, such as the screenshot below. We recommend applying any tags that are relevant to your idea – the more, the merrier! In addition, community members can apply tags to ideas submitted by others. While viewing an idea, an option called Add tags should appear which allows further tags to be applied. If you do not see the option to add tags to a post, this feature may be disabled. For more information about applying tags to content, we recommend consulting the Community Help. As Ideas Managers review ideas, they may add extra tags to your posts which can help teams at Esri track larger trends. For more information about this, see Helpful tags used by Esri. Does Esri use tags when reviewing ideas? Yes! There are many teams at Esri who leverage tags to better track and categorize feedback in their review process. In addition, certain teams at Esri specialize in areas which span multiple Idea Exchanges. These teams may use tags to identify ideas which correspond with these topics. To see a list of these tags, please see Helpful tags used by Esri. If you are submitting an idea which aligns with some of these topics, please feel free to add these tags yourself! Interacting with Ideas How do I vote for an idea? After reviewing an idea, you may decide to cast your vote of support. ArcGIS Ideas uses a system of kudos to measure votes, which works similarly across the Esri Community. Kudos can be seen at the bottom of each idea post, like below: By clicking on the thumbs up button, you will cast your vote, increasing the total kudo tally by one. If you wish to revoke a kudo you’ve given, click on the thumbs up button again. Note that you are unable to give kudos to your own idea posts. In addition, some idea statuses will freeze an idea from receiving further kudos. For more information, see Why am I unable to kudo some ideas? How do I comment on an idea? Feel free to discuss any ideas in the comments. Additional use-cases and user perspectives on ideas are always appreciated and can help to flesh out missing details! Most idea posts are open for commenting, with a comment box found at the bottom of every idea post, like below: If you do not see this comment box on an idea, this means that the idea has been frozen for further comments by an Ideas Manager or Community Moderator. In cases like this, a moderator note may be found on the idea which explains why it has been frozen. Why am I unable to kudo some ideas? Some idea statuses will place an idea post in a state where no further kudos can be applied to them. This will occur with ideas that have the status of Needs Clarification, Already Offered, Implemented or Closed. See ArcGIS Idea Statuses for more information . Can I easily reference an idea across GeoNet? Yes. It is possible to use the @ symbol to directly link to an idea, user, or other content types available in the community, such as a document or question post. Tracking, Searching and Filtering Ideas Can I see all the ideas I’ve submitted? Yes. Your user profile has a “My Ideas” component which provides a convenient view into all the ideas that you’ve submitted or participated in. To view "My Ideas" click on your user avatar and choose My profile. Can I be notified when a status has been changed or updated for my idea? Yes. It is possible to be notified when your idea has had its status changed, or if any comments have been posted. When submitting an idea, the following option is present and enabled by default: Once an idea has been posted with this option toggled, the idea will be automatically added to your subscriptions. If this option was not enabled, you can also navigate to the idea post after it has been published and click on the Follow this Idea button. For more information about setting up subscriptions, configuring notification and email settings, please refer to the Community Help. I’ve found an idea which I am interested in. Can I receive notifications about status changes for other users’ ideas? Yes! If you find an interesting idea which you would like to follow, you can subscribe to the idea by clicking on the Follow this Idea button which appears at the top of each post: Clicking on this button will add the idea to your list of subscriptions. For more information about setting up subscriptions, configuring notification and email settings, please refer to the Community Help. Can I receive notifications about new idea posts? Yes. By subscribing to an Idea Exchange, you will be notified when new ideas are posted there. From the main page of an Idea Exchange, click Subscribe. Note that the default notification setting for board subscriptions is Only the first post in each topic. For an Idea Exchange subscription, this means you will get notified when new ideas are posted, but not all the replies, which can be overwhelming. See the Community Help for more information about configuring subscriptions, notifications, and email settings. In addition to subscribing to Idea Exchanges, it is possible to subscribe to Labels if they are available in your Idea Exchange. When an Idea Exchange has Labels set up, click on a Label . In the banner that appears, click Subscribe. You are now subscribed to the Label from this Idea Exchange. You can verify your subscriptions by clicking on your avatar and choosing My Subscriptions. Note that Label subscriptions are specific to the board from which you subscribe. Subscribing to a Label in an Idea Exchange will not subscribe you to a Label of the same name anywhere else in the community. Can I search for a specific idea? Yes. It is possible to use the search functionality to search through ideas. When applying filters to your search, you can either use the Place filter to narrow your search to a specific idea exchange, or you can use the Type of Post filter to narrow your search to only Ideas, as seen below. When I search for an idea, sometimes I see duplicate results. What does this mean? If you notice duplicate results while you are searching for ideas, this likely means that the idea was submitted under multiple Categories on the former ArcGIS Ideas site. With products now having dedicated Idea Exchanges, each Category migrated to the corresponding exchange. For example, you may see a result such as this one: Followed by an identical-looking result: In this case, please take note of the “in <Idea Exchange Name>” information found in the search result, beneath the idea title. This can be a helpful tip for ensuring that you are viewing the idea in the Idea Exchange that you wish to be in. When I click on a link to an old idea post, sometimes I see a page which says "Access Denied". What does this mean? If you notice that some links to older posts are not accessible, this is because the post was archived in the new Esri Community platform. In the previous generation of ArcGIS Ideas, there were more than 17,000 ideas submitted within the last decade. A large number of these had already been implemented or were no longer actionable as they had been closed with a status such as Already Offered, Duplicate, or Not In Current Product Plan. These, along with ideas that had not seen any activity for five years, were moved to an archive on the new site to help bring focus to active ideas. If you feel that an idea was archived in error, contact email@example.com and we will investigate the issue. Can I filter ideas by their status? Yes. While inside a product’s Idea Exchange, a status filter will appear on the page. Clicking on a relevant status button will only show ideas with the selected status. Can I filter ideas by their label? Yes. While inside a product’s Idea Exchange which supports labels, a label filter will appear on the page (example shown below). Clicking on a relevant label will only show ideas with the selected label. Idea Status Changes My idea has been changed to “Needs Clarification” – What does this mean? If your idea has had its status changed to “Needs Clarification” this means that an Ideas Manager has reviewed it and determined that further details are needed before it can be considered. When an idea has been set to Needs Clarification, it is frozen from accruing further kudos, but can receive comments. When this status is applied to an idea, you should receive a comment or a private message from an Ideas Manager, which explains what action should be taken on the idea before its status can be changed. Once you can respond and update the idea, we recommend reaching out to the Ideas Manager to ensure that they are aware of the actions taken. My idea has been changed to “Closed” – What does this mean? If your idea has had its status changed to “Closed” this means that the idea will not be considered at this time and is not open to further voting. When an idea has been set to Closed, it is frozen from accruing further kudos, but can typically still receive comments. As was previously discussed in How are ArcGIS Ideas Considered?, there can be a number of factors which influence why an idea is closed. In addition, your idea may be closed because it does not conform with the ArcGIS Ideas Submission Guidelines. We recommend reading these guidelines before submitting your idea to ensure that you’ve covered the various submission considerations. We thank you for your contribution, and we always encourage you to rework and resubmit your ideas based on any feedback received.
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There are many teams at Esri who specialize in areas which span multiple parts of the community. These teams may use tags to identify content which corresponds with these topics. Below, we have listed examples of some cross-Esri tags which may be added to your posts. If you are submitting something which aligns with some of these topics, please feel free to add these tags yourself! Accessibility Accessibility refers to websites, tools, and technologies that are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. Accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to technology (e.g. auditory, visual, physical, speech, cognitive, neurological), but also benefits people who are temporarily or situationally limited (e.g. broken arm, lost glasses, loud environment), as well as our aging population of technology users. The use of the tag “Accessibility” can include, but is not limited to, posts related to: the use of keyboard navigation; using assistive technology such as screen readers, voice control or screen magnification; implementation of alt text on images; color contrast and color patterns; and clarity of language and text. Accessibility topics often contain references to known standards and guidelines (e.g. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines [WCAG], section 508), as well as requests for information about accessibility feature documentation (e.g. Accessibility Conformance Report [ACR] or Voluntary Product Accessibility Report [VPAT]). Interoperability Interoperability has two dimensions. It means working well with external tools and systems, and working well across the ArcGIS product suite. On the external dimension, interoperability describes how ArcGIS works with third-party systems (e.g. Autodesk BIM 360), non-ArcGIS data sources (e.g. Knowledge Graph/Neo4J), and other data formats (e.g. KML, GeoJSON). On the internal dimensions, it describes how certain functionality in one product impacts the user experience or expectations of consistent functionality across other ArcGIS products (e.g. support for OGC standards, military symbology, branch versioning, data feature editing, ArcPy). In the context of ArcGIS Ideas, the “Interoperability” tag should be used to refer to any ideas related to the definition above, including: Data interoperability : Requests for native support for datastore types (e.g. Snowflake, Key-Value Pair storage) and data formats not currently supported across the platform to read, edit, or publish. Functional issues and data connectors related to the ArcGIS Data Interoperability extension should be posted in the ArcGIS Pro Idea Exchange, using the label "Extension: Data Interoperability". Standards : ideas for support of standard data formats, services, catalogs, metadata or protocols related to international standards endorsed by ISO, OGC, W3C, other national standards bodies (e.g. national metadata profiles), or industry/sector specific authorities (e.g. IHO for maritime, NENA for public safety) Third-party Add-Ins or Integrations : any ideas related to NEW desired integrations with third-party apps or enterprise systems. Examples of existing add-ins would be ArcGIS for PowerBI, ArcGIS for Office, and ArcGIS for SharePoint. These products have their own Idea Exchanges so if you have an idea about them, ensure that you post in the appropriate Idea Exchange. This is NOT meant to include issues related to cloud implementation patterns (Enterprise in Azure/AWS/etc) which can be discussed in the following question board instead: ArcGIS Enterprise in the cloud. Integration Enabling Capabilities : any ideas that would improve or enable desired ArcGIS integration patterns such as Webhooks (event types), SOI/SOEs, or Developer SDKS to use by other products/solutions. Productivity Productivity describes the following: A work process that is made unnecessarily difficult or time consuming by the application. Said another way, the process could be simplified in order to take less time. Scenarios where tools and information that a user needs to do their work are not readily available. Moments when a user is made to jump back and forth between different areas of the application. Security Software security means functionality, controls, and processes that in some way impact or facilitate aspects of an information system’s Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA). This topic encompasses Identity and Access Management, Encryption, Security and Risk Management, Security Architecture and Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Security Assessments and Testing, Dev-Sec Operations and Secure Software Development practices. This tag should be used to identify ideas/questions that ask about configuration options or practices used to enforce CIA practices, in this context, defined as: Confidentiality: Only authorized users and processes should be able to access or modify data Integrity: Data should be maintained in a correct state and nobody should be able to improperly modify it, either accidentally or maliciously Availability: Authorized users should be able to access data whenever they need to do so The tag “Security” should NOT be used for users who wish to discuss security vulnerabilities. If you wish to discuss security vulnerabilities, please do so by visiting the ArcGIS Trust Center. Usability Usability is a quality attribute that assesses how easy and pleasant user interfaces are to use and is defined by 5 quality components: Learnability: How easy is it for users to accomplish basic tasks the first time they encounter the design? Efficiency: Once users have learned the design, how quickly can they perform tasks? If efficiency is the only usability aspect of an idea, then tag the idea as “Productivity” Memorability: When users return to the design after a period of not using it, how easily can they reestablish proficiency? Errors: How many errors do users make, how severe are these errors, and how easily can they recover from the errors? Satisfaction: How pleasant is it to use the design?
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Hi @RickeyFight , thank you for this feedback! We have plans to make some updates to the Frequently Asked Questions and the ArcGIS Ideas home page, and we'll try to make it more clear that in the new platform, a vote and a kudo are the same thing.
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Hi @XanderBakker , since that linked idea was marked as "Implemented" pre-migration, it was archived in this new platform. With thousands upon thousands of ideas in the old platform, it was necessary to do some cleaning up of these ideas. As a result, we've archived ideas which were marked as Implemented, Partially Implemented, Not in Current Product Plan, Duplicate, or Already Offered. You may encounter some broken links to old ideas embedded within other posts, such as the question you linked, and if you see that error message, it means that the content was archived. In the case of the question you linked, if the customer has any additional ideas which were not addressed in the archived post, we should encourage them to post a new idea so that it can be considered further. I hope this helps, and please let me know if you have any other questions.
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Written by Thomas Edghill and Kory Kramer | Esri Customer Experience
Do you ever sit around and wonder, “I wish I could tell Esri about how <Enter Product Here> works for me”? Do you have some burning feedback in your pocket with nowhere to toss it? If so, we're excited to share some of the ways that Esri listens, including a new product survey that we'd like to talk about!
You may have received an email recently about this survey, which requests feedback about Esri products that you use . If you completed that, thank you ! We really appreciate your honest input as it helps us continue to shape our products to serve you better. If you did not receive an email or did not complete the survey, use the link at the bottom of this blog to tell us what you think. At this point, you’re probably wondering, “Hey, wait a sec. Why didn’t you just give me the link right there?”
Totally fair question. While we have you here and we’re on the topic of communication, we wanted to paint the whole picture for you. Allow us to t ake you up the elevator to the scenic view if you will, in order to contemplate the entire forest rather than just this one, albeit important, individual tree that is the product survey.
Did you know that there are a number of ways we listen to our customers throughout the year? Since you’re here reading this, we’ll assume you’re aware of GeoNet ! While primarily designed for peer-to-peer support where community members can help each other, staff from Esri product teams often participate in the community and gain valuable insight about pain points or generally how to improve a product or workflow.
And you might be aware of ArcGIS Ideas, where you can submit requests for new features or functionality and the community can vote and comment to help teams gauge interest and fully understand use cases. And then there is technical support, there are public holistic testing sessions, early adopter communities, user research studies at conferences and events, web page feedback, commenting capability on blogs, among others.
Some of these listening channels are unstructured and less formalized, others are very structured, providing tracking numbers and statuses, and others are somewhere in between. While it can be helpful to get specific, explicitly actionable feedback from you in the form of a bug, an idea, or a correction to online documentation, we understand that what you have to say doesn’t always fit neatly into those buckets. What you are trying to convey to us is more expansive. It’s on another level. What you have to say is mighty, it is of the ilk that cannot be bound by the quotidian constraints of one technical support case. “Oh, yeah! That’s what I’m talking about Mr. Blogwriter . What do I do then, huh?”
I’ll tell you what you do. You fill out the 2020 Esri Product Survey. That’s what!
The product survey is an Esri Customer Experience initiative designed to provide you, our customers, with a new way to stay in touch with u s about the products you use. It is an opportunity to provide more context and texture to the ongoing conversation around continuous product improvement, and the listening channels we already described. Offered two times per year, survey input is delivered to product teams , ensur ing that the customer voice remains a strong influence in the software development process.
So, if the numerous ways that Esri currently listens to feedback – ideas, enhancement requests, blog comments, bugs, GeoNet threads, online documentation feedback, error reports, and so on - are like the individual bushes, ferns, and trees, then the newly-debuted semi-annual 2020 Esri Product Survey helps to give us a “big picture” understanding of how Esri products rise or fall to the occasion for you at this point in time. In other words, it helps us paint the forest.
TAKE THE SURVEY
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Hi John Dye, this idea has been marked as "In product plan" - In a future update, the ArcGIS Enterprise portal will be incorporating the same home page editor that ArcGIS Online has recently implemented, which will allow for much more flexibility when customizing the look and feel of your portal's home page.
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Hi Levi, the product team have been listening to the great feedback posted on this thread. At this time, the status of "Under Consideration" is still accurate as the team works through the complexity of implementing this, but I'd like to thank you and everybody else for posting your requirements here. I'd also like to encourage others to continue sharing how implementing contingent values in ArcGIS Online will help your workflows. Thanks!
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