The value of MMPK files was in the sideloading of potentially huge files with lots of data, which would be impractical in areas with poor network coverage. ESRI does not cater well for those situations, and assumes we all have lightning fast internet access, which for me as a geologist working in remote areasa nd in remote camps with slower internet is frustrating. I sometimes yearn back to the good old ArcPAD days, where disconnected editing to a laptop project was a possibility. It now all has to go through a Server license, which is simply impractical and an inefficient use of software licenses.
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