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DEPRECATIONPLANFORARCGIS10.0ANDARCGIS10.

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WeassesstherequiredplatformsandfunctionalityoftheArcGISplatformateachreleasetoaccountfor
changesintechnologiesandmarkets.Asaresult,weaddanddropsomeplatformsandfunctionalityat
eachreleasebasedoncustomerneedsandtechnologytrends.
ThisdocumentoutlinesthechangesinplatformandfunctionalityintheArcGIS10.0andtheupcoming
ArcGIS10.1releases.
CONTENTS
DeprecationPlanforArcGIS10.0andArcGIS10.1.......................................................................................1
ArcGIS10...................................................................................................................................................2
ArcGISDesktop10.0..............................................................................................................................2
ArcInfoWorkstation10.0......................................................................................................................2
ArcIMS10.0...........................................................................................................................................2
ArcGISServer10.0................................................................................................................................2
ArcGISImageServer10.0......................................................................................................................3
ArcGIS10.1................................................................................................................................................4
ArcGISDesktop10.1..............................................................................................................................4
ArcInfoWorkstation..............................................................................................................................4
ArcIMS...................................................................................................................................................5
ArcGISServer10.1................................................................................................................................5
ArcGISImageServer10.1......................................................................................................................7

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ARCGIS10
ARCGISDESKTOP10.0
ArcGIS10.0isthelastreleaseofSolarissupportforArcReaderandArcGISEngine;wewillno
longersupporttheSolarisplatformforthisfunctionalitybeyondArcGIS10.0duetolimited
demandforthisplatform.
[Correction8/18/2011]ArcGIS10.0isthelastreleasewithfullMicrosoftVisualBasicfor
Applications(VBA)support.WithArcGIS10.1wewillnolongersupportVBAdevelopment.Esri
stronglyrecommendsthatnofurtherdevelopmentoccurwithVBAandArcGISDesktop.Users
whohavecustomfunctionalitybuiltusingVBAshouldactivelyplanstrategiestorewritetheir
applicationsusingasupporteddevelopmentlanguagesuchasPython,VB.NET,orC#sotheir
applicationscontinuetobeoperationalandsupportedinfuturereleasesofArcGIS.Tohelpwith
themigrationprocess,ArcGIS10.1willincludetheVBACompatibilitysetupthatwillallow
existingVBAcodetoexecuteuntilthemigrationiscomplete.
ArcGIS10.0isthelastreleasethattheArcObjectsSDKforMicrosoft.NETwillsupportVisual
Studio2008.
ARCINFOWORKSTATION10.0

ArcGIS10.0isthelastplannedreleaseofArcInfoWorkstation.However,ArcInfoWorkstation
10.0canbeusedinconjunctionwithnewerversionsofArcGISDesktop;knownissuesarethat
ArcDocwillnotopeninWindowsversionsthatdonotincludelegacyWindowsHelpsupport,
andthattheSDElayerandDBMSconnectfunctionalitywillnotbeupgradedbeyondthe
versionssupportedatArcGIS10.UserswillcontinuetobeabletousetheirexistingArcInfo
Workstation10versionastherestoftheArcGISproductsandtechnologiesevolve,butwewill
notreleasenewerversionsofArcInfoWorkstation.

[Added9/27/2011]ArcInfoWorkstationwillmovefromtheGeneralAvailabilityPhasetothe
MaturePhaseasofJanuary1st,2012.

ARCIMS10.0

ArcGIS10.0wasthelastreleaseofArcIMS;wewillnolongershipArcIMSinreleasesafterArcGIS
10.0.WiththeadoptionofArcGISServerandthemoveto64bitservers,ArcIMSisnolonger
therecommendedproductforproducingwebmaps.WhilenolongershippedaspartofArcGIS,
thecurrentversionofArcIMS(version10.0)willbecontinuedtobesupportedaspartofthe
ArcGIS10.0lifecycle.

ARCGISSERVER10.0

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ArcGIS10.0isthelastArcGISServerreleasewithsupportforSolaris(withtheexceptionofthe
ArcSDEtechnologycomponent);wewillnotsupportthisplatformafterArcGIS10.0dueto
limiteddemandfortheSolarisserverplatform.WewillcontinuetosupporttheArcSDE
componentofArcGISServerontheSolarisplatformbeyondtheArcGIS10.0release.

ArcGISServer10.0isthelastArcGISServerreleasewithsupportforlocalconnectionsfromWeb
ADFapplications.The10.1WebADFapplicationswillonlysupportlocalconnectionstoServer
versionspriorto10.1.Werecommenddevelopersusinglocalconnectionsforaccessingfine
grainedArcObjectsmigratetheirbusinesslogictoServerObjectExtensions.ForWebADFbased
editingapplications(allofwhichuseLocalconnections),weurgeuserstolookatalternative
webeditingtoolsbasedintheArcGISWebMappingAPIs.

ArcGISServer10.0isthelastreleasewithsupportfor32bitoperatingsystems.Thenext
releaseofArcGISServer(10.1)willrunnativelyasa64bitapplication,requiring64bitoperating
systems.[Added8/18/2011]ThisincludestheArcSDEtechnologycomponentofArcGISServer
knownastheArcSDEapplicationserver.

ArcGISServer10.0isthelastreleasewithsupportforVBScriptorJScriptonArcGISServerfor
Linux.VBScriptandJScriptwillcontinuetobesupportedonArcGISServerforMicrosoft
Windows.Pythonscriptingwillbeaddedasareplacementforthesescriptinglanguagesand
ArcGISDesktopwillsupportauthoringPythonscriptsinareaswhereVBScriptandJScriptare
presentlyused.

ArcGISServer10.0isthelastreleasesupportingpublishingnonoptimizedmapdocuments
(MXDfiles).Thenextmajorreleasewillonlysupportpublishingoptimizedmaps(MSDs)asthat
isthebestpracticeformappublishing.

ARCGISIMAGESERVER10.0

ArcGIS10.0isthelastreleaseofthestandaloneArcGISImageServerproduct.Thisproducthas
beenreplacedwiththeArcGISServerImageExtension.Anyexistingusersofthestandalone
ImageServerproductortechnology(usingISDeffiles),shouldplantheirmigrationtotheArcGIS
ServerImageextension.ExistingArcGISImageServerusersshouldmigratefromusingISDeffile
tousingtheMosaicDatasets,anewdatamodelinthegeodatabaseformanagingcollectionsof
imageryandrasters.MosaicDatasetsarecreatedandeditedwithArcGISDesktop(ArcEditor
andArcInfo)andpublishedusingArcGISServerwiththeImageExtension.ExistingISDeffiles
canbeaddedtoMosaicDatasetsforconversion.

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ARCGIS10.1
ARCGISDESKTOP10.1

ArcGIS10.1willnolongersupporttheSolarisversionsofArcReaderandArcGISEngine.

[Correction10/6/2011]ArcGISDesktop,ArcReader,ArcGISEngine10.1willbethelastrelease
thatsupportsMicrosoftWindowsServer2003/2003R2.

[Correction10/6/2011]ArcGIS10.1willbethelastreleasesupportingArcReaderforLinux.At
the10.1release, SUSELinuxEnterpriseServer11andRedHatEnterpriseLinuxServer5&6will
besupported.However,SUSELinuxEnterpriseServer10andRedHatEnterpriseLinux
AS/ES/WS4willnolongerbesupportedat10.1.WewillnolongersupportArcReaderonLinux
aftertheArcGIS10.1release.

[Correction10/6/2011]ArcGISEngine10.1nolongersupportsSUSELinuxEnterpriseServer10
andRedHatEnterpriseLinuxAS/ES/WS4.However,wewillsupportSUSELinuxEnterprise
Server11andRedHatEnterpriseLinuxServer5& 6.

[Correction10/6/2011]ArcGIS10.1willbethelastplannedreleasefortheArcGISLicense
ManagerontheSolarisoperatingsystem.EsriwillcontinuetosupporttheLicenseManageron
MicrosoftWindows,andLinuxoperatingsystems.SUSELinuxEnterpriseServer11andRedHat
EnterpriseLinuxServer5&6willbesupported(SUSELinuxEnterpriseServer10andRedHat
EnterpriseLinuxAS/ES/WS4willnolongerbesupportedat10.1).

ArcGIS10.1willnolongersupportMicrosoftVisualBasicforApplications(VBA).

ArcGIS10.1ArcObjectsSDKforMicrosoft.NETnolongersupportsVisualStudio2008.Esri
recommendsusingVisualStudio2010forArcObjectsdevelopmentforArcGIS10.1.

[Added8/18/2011]ArcGISDesktop,ArcGISEngineandControls,andArcReader10.1willno
longersupportorprovidepopupcontextsensitivehelpinWinHelp(HLPfile)format.NoHLP
fileswillbedeliveredwith10.1.Thepopupcontextsensitivehelpmechanism,includingthe
WhatsThistoolintheStandardtoolbarofalltheDesktopapplications,isremovedat10.1.
Helpforcommandsat10.1isprovidedviaribbonstylemultilinetooltips,someofwhich
containF1linksthatlaunchspecificDesktopHelptopics.Thehelpfordialogsisprovidedvia
clickablehyperlinksorHelpbuttonsinthekeydialogsthatalsolaunchspecificDesktopHelp
topics.

ARCINFOWORKSTATION

TherearenoplanstoreleaseanewversionofArcInfoWorkstationatArcGIS10.1.However,
ArcInfoWorkstation10.0willbeabletobeusedinconjunctionwithnewerversionsofArcGIS

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Desktop.UserswillcontinuetobeabletousetheirexistingArcGIS10.0version,butwewillnot
releasenewerversions.

[Added9/27/2011]ArcInfoWorkstationwillmovefromtheGeneralAvailabilityPhasetothe
MaturePhaseasofJanuary1st,2012.

ARCIMS

ArcGIS10.0wasthelastplannedreleaseforArcIMS.AtArcGIS10.1,ArcIMSwillnolongerbe
shippedaspartofArcGIS.UserscancontinuetouseexistingversionsofArcIMSafterthistime;
however,wewillnolongerprovidenewreleases.Usersshoulddevelopaplanandmigrateto
theArcGISServerandWebAPItechnology.

ARCGISSERVER10.1

ArcGISServer10.1willbethelastplannedreleasefortheArcGISServerWebADFs(Application
DeveloperFramework)forbothMicrosoft.NETandJava.EsriwillcontinuesupportingtheWeb
ADFsduringthe10.1releasecyclebutonlyfixestocriticalissueswillbeaddressed.Nonew
functionalityorenhancementrequestswillbeaddressedfortheWebADFs.Webapplication
developersareencouragedtomovetoawebservicesbasedpatternwiththeArcGISWeb
MappingAPIsforJavaScript,Flex,orSilverlight.

[Correction8/18/2011]ArcGISServer10.1willnolongersupportlocalconnections(DCOM
connections).ArcGISServer10.1willbeawebservices(REST,SOAP,andOGC)serveronly.This
willhaveanimpacton:
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ThewebeditingfunctionalityofdefaultWebADFwillnolongerbesupported.ArcGIS
10.1willcontinueevolvingandenhancingitswebeditingcapabilitiesontopofthenew
FeatureService(newinArcGIS10)andtheArcGISWebMappingAPIs.

Customdevelopedapplicationsfrombusinesspartnersandusersusingfinegrained
ArcObjectsthroughDCOMwillnotbesupported.Thankstotherecentenhancements
inServerObjectExtensions,developerscannowmigratecustombusinesslogicwritten
atthewebapplication(WebADF)leveltocustomArcGISServerservices.Development
againstfinegrainedArcObjectscontinuestobefullysupportedfollowingtheServer
ObjectExtensionpatternforextendingArcGISServerservices.Esrihasbeen
recommendingthisapproachforsometimealready,duetoitssimplicityandimproved
performance.

WebADFapplicationsusingnonpooledserviceswillnotbesupported.Overtheyears,
somecustomershaveadoptedapatternfortheirArcGISServerapplicationsthatuse
nonpooledservices.

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[Added8/18/2011]Pleasevisitthefollowingdiscussionfordetailsonalternativesto
nonpooledservicesandlocal(DCOM)connection.

ArcGISServer10.1willbethelastplannedreleasefortheArcGISServerManagerWebMapping
Application(Microsoft.NetandJava).ArcGISServerManagerincludesawizardforconfiguring
outoftheboxwebmappingapplicationsbasedonWebADFtechnology.ArcGISServer10.1is
thelastreleaseoftheWebMappingApplicationwizardinManager.Esriwillcontinue
supportingtheArcGISServerManagerApplicationWizardandWebApplicationscreatedwithit
duringthe10.1releasecycle,butonlyfixestocriticalissueswillbeaddressed.Newoutofthe
boxapplications[Added8/18/2011](ArcGISViewerforFlex,ArcGISViewerforSilverlight,
ArcGISforSharepoint,ArcGIS.comViewer,ArcGISExplorerOnline)basedontheArcGISWeb
MappingAPIs,aswellasanewexperienceforconfiguringthem,willbeofferedaspartofthe
ArcGISServer10.1release.
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[Added9/1/2011]ArcGISServer10.1willnolongersupporttheuseofBing
MapslayersorBingMapsgeocodingtasksfromapplicationscreatedwiththeArcGIS
ServerManagerApplicationWizardorcustomWebADFapplications.SupportforBing
MaplayersacrossotherArcGISapplicationsandArcGISAPIsremainsunchanged.

ArcGISServer10.1willnolongersupport32bitoperatingsystems.ArcGIS10.1willexclusively
support64bitoperatingsystems.Supportfor64bitnativeexecutionacrossallthetiersof
ArcGISServerhasbeenalongawaitedfeaturebymanyofourcustomers.64bithardwareis
thenormintodaysmarketandmostmodernArcGISServerdeploymentsdoinfactrunon64
bithardware.ArcGISServer10.1willrunasanative64bitapplicationexclusivelyrequiring64
bitcapablehardware.[Added8/18/2011]ThisincludestheArcSDEtechnologycomponentof
ArcGISServerknownastheArcSDEapplicationserver.

[Correction10/6/2011]ArcGISServer10.1willnolongersupportSUSELinuxEnterpriseServer
10andRedHatEnterpriseLinuxAS/ES4.However,wewillsupportSUSELinuxEnterpriseServer
11andRedHatEnterpriseLinuxServer5&6.

ArcGIS10.1willnolongersupporttheSolarisversionsofArcGISServer(withtheexceptionof
theArcSDEtechnologycomponent).WewillcontinuetosupporttheArcSDEcomponentof
ArcGISServerontheSolarisplatformbeyondtheArcGIS10.1release.

[Correction10/6/2011]ArcGISServer10.1willbethelastreleasethatsupportsMicrosoft
WindowsServer2003/2003R2.ThisincludestheArcSDEtechnologycomponentofArcGIS
ServerknownastheArcSDEapplicationserver.

[Added8/18/2011]ArcGISServer10.1willbethelastreleasethattheArcSDEtechnology
component(theArcSDEapplicationserver)willsupportHPUXonItaniumwithOracle.Thisis
basedonOraclesMarch22,2011announcementthattheywilldiscontinueallsoftware
developmentontheIntelItaniummicroprocessor.

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ArcGISServer10.1nolongersupportsVBScriptorJscript[Added8/18/2011]expressionson
ArcGISServerforLinux.VBScriptandJScriptwillcontinuetobesupportedonArcGISServerfor
MicrosoftWindows.[Added8/18/2011]BothVBScriptandJscriptexpressionsareusedaspart
oflabelingexpressionsinmapdocumentsorinspecificgeoprocessingtools.Pythonscripting
willbeaddedasareplacementforthesescriptinglanguagesandArcGISDesktopwillsupport
authoringPythonscriptsinareaswhereVBScriptandJScriptarepresentlyused.

ArcGISServer10.1willnolongersupportpublishing[Correction/Added8/18/2011]ofArcGIS
Desktopmapdocumentswithoutanalyzingthemfirst.In9.3.1weintroducedtoolsforanalyzing
yourmapdocumentsviatheMapServicePublishingtoolbarinArcGISDesktop.ArcGIS10.1will
notallowpublishingofmapdocumentsthathavenotbeenpreviouslyanalyzed.Byenforcing
thisstep,mapsareensuredtopublishcorrectlyandrunoptimally.Duringtheanalyzeprocess,
specificdatasources,layertypesandrendererswillbeflaggedaserrors,preventingpublishing:
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[Added8/18/2011]Datasources:CADfiles,ArcInfoWorkstationCoverages,VPF,Map
andImageServices,Personalgeodatabases,textandexcelfiles.

[Added8/18/2011]Renderers:CustomRenderers(developedwithArcObjects),Linear
ReferencingHatchRenderer,Bivariaterenderer.

[Added8/18/2011]Layers:Topologylayers,LayerSelections

ArcGISServer10.1willnolongersupporttheMicrosoftAccessbasedPersonalGeodatabase.
WiththemigrationofArcGISServertobe64bitandbecauseofthelackofscalabilityof
PersonalGeodatabases,wehaveremovedsupportforPersonalGeodatabasesfromArcGIS
server10.1.PersonalGeodatabaseswillcontinuetobesupportedonArcGISDesktop.

[Added8/18/2011]ArcGISServer10.1sArcSDEtechnologycomponentwillnolongersupport
32bitversionsoftheSDEcommandlineutilitiesor32bitversionsoftheCandJavaAPIs.With
themigrationofArcGISServertobe64bit,theSDEcommandlineutilitiesandtheArcSDESDK
willbe64bitonly.

[Added8/18/2011]ArcGISServer10.1willnotsupportMicrosoftSQLServer2005with
enterprisegeodatabases.At10.1enterprisegeodatabaseswillsupportSQLServer2008and
2008R2.EsrialsointendstosupportSQLServerDenali(SQLServer2011)with10.1enterprise
geodatabasesonceDenaliisinfinalrelease.
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[Added9/14/2011]ArcGISServer10.1willnotsupportMultiLayercache.Thistypeof
cacheisrarelyusedandweseenodemandtocontinuesupportingit.

ARCGISIMAGESERVER10.1

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ArcGIS10.1willnolongersupportastandaloneArcGISImageServerproduct.Thisproductis
replacedwiththeArcGISServerImageExtension.

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