2014 Q4 Orbit Services, Portal, and Tools Release Notes

Version 12

    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.

    • 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.

    • 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 Tools for ArcGIS and Excel Release - October 1, 2014

     

    IMPORTANT:  If you are using the Orbit Tools for ArcGIS and Excel, you must upgrade by Friday Oct. 3, 12:00 MDT to continue using the Orbit Tools, as we will make an upgrade to the Orbit Services on Friday that requires you to have the latest versions of the Orbit Tools for ArcGIS and Excel.


    To upgrade the ArcGIS Tools for ArcGIS, follow the instructions at: https://infrastructurecommunity.schneider-electric.com/docs/DOC-2690

    To upgrade the ArcGIS Tools for Excel: simply open Excel on the machine where you have the tools installed. The upgrade will happen automatically.


    What's new in the Orbit Tools for Excel?

    • Photos and documents attached to tasks are now accessible through links when these tasks are identified in the map.

     

    This release includes bug fixes and improvements to Orbit Tools for ArcGIS and Excel.

    GO on production roll-out [10/1/14 Marwan Obeidat ]

     

     

     

    Orbit Services and Tools Release - October 14, 2014

     

    What's new in the Orbit Services?

    • The Orbit trial period has been extended from 24 hours to 30 days.

     

    What's new in the Orbit Tools for ArcGIS?

    • The styling of the Orbit task viewer in ArcMap has been improved.

     

    This release includes bug fixes and improvements to Orbit Tools for ArcGIS and Excel.

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

     

     

     

    Orbit Services and Tools Release - November 7, 2014

     

    What's new in the Orbit Tools for ArcGIS?

    • Redlines created in Orbit Mobile for a task are now viewable in ArcMap when you select the task in the Orbit Task Viewer

    What's new in the Documentation?

     

    This release includes bug fixes and improvements to Orbit Tools for ArcGIS.

    GO on production roll-out [11/6/14 Marwan Obeidat ]



    Orbit Services and Tools Release - December 18, 2014

     

    What's new in the Orbit Portal and Services?

    • The Orbit Portal now includes a Workflow tab where the admin can configure task completion to trigger a follow-up task.
    • The shelf life setting for a task type now applies only to inspector users.  Coordinators and admins can see all task history regardless of shelf-life.
    • Object IDs are no longer supported as a task attribute.  Orbit now recognizes global IDs only.

     

    Known issues

    • Orbit plug-in workspace “feature classes” now include fields for task properties that are ArcGIS reserved field names (e.g., ObjectID, GlobalID, and Subtype). However, Orbit “feature classes” that were saved in a map document (MXD) prior to this change may show columns with value “Error” in the Attribute Table Viewer. This can be fixed by removing and re-adding the layer in ArcMap.

     

    This release includes bug fixes and improvements to the Orbit Portal and Tools for ArcGIS and Excel.

    GO on production roll-out [12/30/14 Marwan Obeidat ]