Announcing the ArcGIS Pro beta program

ArcGIS Pro is the latest addition to the ArcGIS for Desktop product family. It is a new application and is due for release later this year as part of ArcGIS 10.3. Esri UK would like to invite our current ArcGIS for Desktop customers to download ArcGIS Pro and participate in its beta program.

ArcGIS Pro raises desktop GIS to a new level by providing the GIS professional with a new and improved set of tools to create, manage and analyse geospatial data. ArcGIS Pro is a full 64-bit application which supports multi-threading and has a modern ribbon-based interface.  It is fully integrated with the ArcGIS Platform and enables data to be visualised in both 2d and 3d. Users can organise their work into projects and use the geospatial data which is stored locally or access content shared via ArcGIS Online. 

It is important to note that ArcGIS Pro is not intended to replace ArcMap. It is just another powerful tool that is included as part of ArcGIS for Desktop. You can install the ArcGIS Pro Beta on the same machine as ArcMap and run these two software packages in parallel.

Getting Started

To get started with ArcGIS Pro, visit http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app. You will need to sign in with an ArcGIS Online organisational account to access these pages. Remember that all ArcGIS for Desktop customers on maintenance are entitled to an ArcGIS Online Organisation Plan. So it’s time to activate your subscription if you haven’t already done so. 

If you need more information about activating your ArcGIS Online organisation account please contact Esri UK via customeroperations@esriuk.com

From the ArcGIS Pro home page you can; access the product help system, view introductory videos, and engage with the forums. You can also check the system requirements and latest release notes.

As this is a beta programme we are really keen to know what you think of ArcGIS Pro. If you have any questions or comments please contact Esri UK Technical Support or post your feedback to the ArcGIS Pro user forums. For the latest updates you cann follow the technical blogs and the @ArcGISPro Twitter account.