[EXTERNAL] RE: shrug-l: Thinking about upgrading to ArcGIS 10.2 ....

Tan, Yurong (OIG) Yurong.tan at va.gov
Tue Mar 25 08:54:45 EDT 2014

You always provide the most comprehensive response.  Thanks and appreciate Yurong

From: shrug-l-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Tripp Corbin
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:49 AM
To: shrug-L at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: [EXTERNAL] RE: shrug-l: Thinking about upgrading to ArcGIS 10.2 ....

The move to Desktop is pretty easy. No harder than any other past upgrade. I would recommend going ahead and moving to 10.2.1 if you are going to make the jump. 10.2.1 is really just the service packed version of 10.2. It fixes many issues and bugs that we encountered.

The upgrade to SDE is also pretty easy. One thing you might want to consider is possibly moving to using the SQL Server Spatial format which is now support with ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server. This would open up the ability to use SQL management tools and queries within web, mobile and desktop apps. We have found this often performs faster and better than having to always go through SDE and Server. Of course always make sure to have a current back up of your data before you upgrade so you can revert back if needed.

As to server, I have heard some folks have had issues getting existing sites to work once ArcGIS Server 10.2 or 10.2.1 has been installed. Several have had to fight with configuration settings or completely recreate the sites.

I would recommend set up a test environment that mimics your current production environment as much as possible. Then run the upgrade on it. This will allow you to test and see what might happen before you upgrade your production environment. Every upgrade is different and you never know what you might encounter from one to the next. A little planning and testing up front can save a lot of headaches and teeth gridding later.

Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP | Chief Executive Officer
eGIS Associates, Inc.<http://www.egisassociates.com/>

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From: shrug-l-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us<mailto:shrug-l-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us> [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Tan, Yurong (OIG)
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:35 AM
To: 'shrug-l at lists.dep.state.fl.us'
Subject: shrug-l: Thinking about upgrading to ArcGIS 10.2 ....

I am thinking about moving up from 10.1 to 10.2 including the 10.2 desktop and server (SDE as well as Map server/services).  Does anyone have some experiences or stories to share?  Thanks and appreciate in advance Yurong

Yurong Tan (OIG)

Office of VA Inspector General

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