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What's new in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8 introduces new features, stability enhancements, and improved functionality throughout the product.

Functionality matrix

For a product overview of ArcGIS Enterprise, review the latest functionality matrix.

ArcGIS Enterprise licensing

As of 10.8, Utility Network and Parcel Fabric functionality can be accessed by users that have been assigned the appropriate user type extensions. The Utility Network and Parcel Fabric extensions are included in the GIS Professional Standard and GIS Professional Advanced user types. The Parcel Fabric extension can be included as an add-on license for user types with at least the capability to view and edit data, such as Creator, Editor, Field Worker, and GIS Professional Basic. The Utility Network extension is compatible with all user types. Users who are not assigned a user type that includes these extensions, or who have not been assigned these extensions as an add-on application, cannot access some of the Utility Network and Parcel Fabric service endpoints.

ArcGIS Enterprise portal administrators can now use the importlicense command line utility to import a license file containing licensed apps and user types.

ArcGIS Web Adaptor

New options to configure ArcGIS Web Adaptor are available at 10.8. You can configure additional server roles, including Notebook Server and ArcGIS Mission Server, from the ArcGIS Web Adaptor configuration page or command line utility. You also have the option to use the machine name instead of the server site URL with port numbers when configuring ArcGIS Web Adaptor.

ArcGIS Enterprise portal

Many new features and enhancements are available for mapping, analytics, and sharing workflows. Enhancements have also been made to the portal user experience, and the portal is now more responsive when you access it on smaller screens. For a detailed list of features and enhancements, see What's new in the ArcGIS Enterprise portal.

ArcGIS Server

At 10.8, ArcGIS Server sites offer several new features and improvements for publishing, editing, and administrative workflows. See What's new in ArcGIS Server.

ArcGIS Data Store

See What's new in ArcGIS Data Store.

ArcGIS Mission

ArcGIS Mission is a new application in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8 that equips organizations and teams with mission-focused, real-time situational awareness and collaboration tools for a comprehensive understanding of the operating environment. This enables users to create, share, and monitor a mission in real-time, designate maps and other materials for operations, facilitate peer-to-peer communication, and monitor the mission in real-time.

ArcGIS Mission is composed of three core components: ArcGIS Mission Manager, ArcGIS Mission Responder, and ArcGIS Mission Server. Manager is the focused web application that allows users to create and provision missions to the mobile application, share work during active missions, and monitor missions. Responder is the focused mobile application that enables users to work on missions assigned by Manager, send status and location updates, and share information through peer to peer communication. ArcGIS Mission Server facilitates peer to peer networking between Manager and Manager. For more information, see the ArcGIS Mission documentation.

ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server

See What's new in ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server.

ArcGIS GeoEvent Server

An ArcGIS GeoEvent Server quick start guide is available in addition to the base deployment guide. The quick start guide provides an overview of ArcGIS GeoEvent Server and its real-time data analytics. You'll learn how to install the software, create input and output connectors, and more.

See What's new in ArcGIS GeoEvent Server.

ArcGIS Image Server

See What's new in ArcGIS Image Server.

ArcGIS Notebook Server

Automated execution of notebooks is now available in ArcGIS Notebook Server 10.8. This feature gives you the ability to run notebooks without user control; using a third-party scheduling tool, you can schedule notebooks for automated execution. See What's new in ArcGIS Notebook Server for all new features.

ArcGIS Enterprise SDK

The ArcGIS Enterprise SDK includes new features and enhancements. For more information, review the documentation.


See what's new for developers in ArcGIS Server administration, Portal administration, ArcGIS Services Directory, and the ArcGIS Portal Directory.

System requirements

ArcGIS Enterprise is now supported on Ubuntu 18.04.1.

Group managed service accounts (gMSAs) are now supported for use in all ArcGIS Enterprise components.

For additional details regarding individual ArcGIS Enterprise components, see System requirements topics.

Cloud deployments

Tools and images you use to deploy ArcGIS Enterprise in Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure have been improved for 10.8. See the following to learn more about new and improved functionality for ArcGIS Enterprise on these platforms: