Esri UK Online Data Services – Upgrade to ArcGIS 10.2.1

We are planning to upgrade the Esri UK Online Data Services from ArcGIS 10 to 10.2.1 on 7th April 2014.

One important change at ArcGIS Server 10.2 and above is that the service URLs are now case sensitive.  We have therefore taken the decision to make all of our service names lower case only.  The service types will remain mixed case.

To minimise the impact on our users we have put in place URL re-direction so that for a period of time URLs in the previous mixed case format will continue to work, however, we recommend that for optimum performance you update your MXDs, LocalView Fusion content and other references to Esri UK Online Data Services to be in lower case.

Examples of the change to the URLs for the OS Open Background service: