2014 Q2 Orbit Services, Portal, and Tools Release Notes

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    What is Orbit Mobile?

    Orbit Mobile is a suite of native mobile clients apps for multiple form factors including Windows 7 and iPad.  Please see separate documents "Orbit Mobile Release Notes...".

     

    What is the Orbit Portal?

    The Orbit Portal is a web application for management of Orbit, hosted in a Microsoft data center.

    • The Orbit Portal provides administrator functionality for Orbit, including configuration of geospatial services and users.
    • Additional task management functionality allows a coordinator to design, create, and assign tasks.

     

    What are Orbit Services?

    Orbit Services support access control, processing, and storage of task data in a Microsoft data center.

    • Orbit Services provide secure access to hosted functionality and data through REST APIs.
    • The services-oriented architecture of Orbit allows integrations and customizations to leverage the same services leveraged by Orbit Mobile and Orbit Portal

     

    What are Orbit Tools?

    Orbit Tools assist customers in integrating Orbit into their business processes, and can be downloaded from the Orbit Downloads space in Exchange.

    • The Orbit Tools for ArcGIS allow a desktop GIS user to create and assign tasks in Orbit based on a feature selection, create Orbit history reports for a selected feature, and join map features to task results for symbolization and labeling.
    • The Orbit Tools for Excel allow an analyst to import Orbit task results to Excel for creation of custom reports.
    • The Orbit Tile Package Uploader assists an administrator in uploading tile packages to Orbit for use as base maps.
    • The Orbit AD Sync Tool enables automatic synchronization of Active Directory user and group policies to Orbit.


    Orbit Services, Portal, and Tools Release - April 9, 2014


    What's new in the Orbit Portal?

    • The Orbit home page at orbit.schneider-electric.com now offers a free trial of Orbit.  For now the trial supports one user and lasts 24 hours.


    What's new in Orbit Services?

    • The Orbit Services have been improved for better performance, and improved telemetry for diagnostics by the Orbit administrator.

     

    What's new in the Orbit Tools?

    • The Orbit Tools for ArcGIS no longer support publishing of Orbit data in ArcGIS Server.  ArcGIS Desktop only is supported.


    5 bugs were fixed in the Orbit Services, Portal, an Tools in this release.

    GO on production roll-out [4/9/14 Brant Fallin]



    Orbit Services, Portal, and Tools Release - May 22, 2014


    What's new in the Orbit Portal?

    • The login/logout links on the Orbit home page have been improved to be more intuitive.
    • The Orbit Portal now validates the map services that the user configures on the Administration tab.

    What's new in the Orbit Tools?

    • The Orbit Tools for ArcGIS have been certified for ArcGIS 10.2.1.


    6 bugs were fixed in the Orbit Services, Portal, an Tools in this release.

    GO on production roll-out [5/22/14 Marwan Obeidat]



    Orbit Services, Portal, and Tools Release - June 10, 2014


    What's new in the Orbit Portal?

    • You can now drag-drop reorder the properties of a task type, and the properties will appear in this order in Orbit Mobile.
    • You now receive a warning icon if the order of layers has changed in a the map service you have configured for a task type, so you know to verify the feature layer selected for this task type.


    7 bugs were fixed in the Orbit Services, Portal, an Tools in this release.

    GO on production roll-out [6/10/14 Marwan Obeidat]