Geoprocessing Service instances can crash after updates to Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7

Microsoft have recently released updates for Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 to address the Meltdown and Spectre Processor Vulnerabilities. However after installing these updates, customers may find errors related to Geoprocessing Service instances crashing.

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Use of HTTP and HTTPS with ArcGIS

Have you ever found Web Map layers blocked in your application? Or warnings of potentially harmful content? This could be the result of a mix of HTTPS and HTTP content. 

This article will explain the basics of HTTP and HTTPS protocols, and how they affect the ArcGIS Platform. It will also cover some common errors in QuestionWhere and MyNearest, in ArcGIS Online applications, and with sign-ins to ArcMap and Workforce.

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URL query parameters in Web AppBuilder

URL parameters are dynamic values within the URL of a web map or app that perform pre-defined functionality,  such as zooming to fixed scales/locations or querying within layers.

This blog will focus on query based URL parameters in Web AppBuilder, and is applicable whether you are using ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, or Web AppBuilder (Developer Edition).

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