ArcGIS Maps for Office open beta – sign up now!

Datetime:2016-08-23 05:19:53          Topic:          Share

We are pleased to announce the ArcGIS Maps for Office 4.1 beta is now publicly available! Maps for Office 4.1 brings you improved speed, better usability, and many bug fixes. Head over to the Early Adopter Community and join the beta today!

Here are some more highlights:

Better performance.

  • ArcGIS Maps for Office now uses a Chromium-based browser to display maps, meaning that working with your data is much quicker. Even when working with lots of data, you can pan and zoom your maps effortlessly.

Better usability. 

  • Your day-to-day tasks will look nicer and have more options to help you get things done quickly.
  • You can now select items on a map and export the corresponding rows of data to a new worksheet or new Excel workbook, allowing you to work with the data where you want. This feature is also available from the Find Nearby tool.
  • Visual improvements to the Add Data and Style Layer interfaces help you load and visualize your data more easily.
  • Pop-up infographic settings persist across layers, so you don’t have to make changes to each individual layer.
  • ArcGIS Maps for Office now recognizes your organization’s default geocoder.
  • ArcGIS Maps for Office now supports vector basemaps and layers, which means your maps look even better on high-resolution monitors.
  • You can now specify the spatial reference system to use when you export a layer.

Squashed bugs. 

  • Several high-priority issues regarding data updates between map and worksheet or worksheet and ArcGIS have been fixed.
  • Cells that contain formulas update the map when the source data is updated.
  • Map and layer styles are rendered correctly when cell values change.
  • You can now change the dimensions of a table associated with a shared layer and see the data correctly on ArcGIS.
  • Many more bug fixes, including localization and internationalization issues.

Known issues: The Maps for Office 4.1 beta does not support PKI authentication at this time.