The Wire - February 2016

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    Welcome to The Wire

    An e-newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on ArcFM™ solutions and GIS trends, issues, and ideas that are important to busy utility and telecom professionals.

    Quick links

    Announcing the New GIS General ManagerThe Next Generation Is Here: ArcFM Web
    Countdown to Link 2016Tips and Tricks: Editing Tasks
    New, Improved ArcFM CoursesUpcoming Events
    Implementing a Modern OMS - New White Paper


    In this issue...


    Announcing the New GIS General Manager



    Jay Stinson, a 20-year GIS industry veteran, was recently named the new GIS General Manager. Jay has been a key part of the Schneider Electric GIS team and involved in software development, project management, sales, customer support and most recently operations management.


    Jay is looking forward to seeing everyone at Link 2016!









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    Countdown to Link 2016



    Link 2016 starts in a week. Your window to register is closing fast!



    Still need to know more?

    Announcing the keynote speaker!


    Colonel Rick Searfoss commanded the most complex science research space mission ever flown. From his leadership and team experiences, Rick offers relevant lessons on reaching the most demanding goals, sustaining excellence, and building and leading high-performance teams.


    A practical and packed agenda!

    Choose from more than 40 sessions tailored to utilities, including product and solution updates, demonstrations, trainings and more:


    Face time with our experts and solutions!

    At the Link 2016 Marketplace, you’ll get hands-on demonstrations of our solutions, talk with our experts, and even work one-on-one with our support and education resources.


    Plus the networking and fun that make Link a valuable resource year after year, including skiing, snowshoeing, a brewery tour and more!


    Link 2016: Powering the Future

    Date: March 1-3

    Location: Loveland, CO - Embassy Suites



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    New, Improved ArcFM Courses


    You value ArcFM training, but you need courses that better fit your organization, user needs and travel budgets. We heard you!


    To kick off 2016, we’re now offering instructor-led online ArcFM classes, as well as separate trainings that are specifically tailored to new users or advanced users’ needs.


    And as always, we’re happy to work with you to customize a course that covers only the topics that are important to you. We’ll teach the course at your site or even online!





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    Implementing a Modern OMS - New White Paper


    While most utilities have an OMS, it may be obsolete or not up-to-date with the latest technology advancements. If you’re thinking about a new OMS, there are several things to consider for a successful project!


    From flexible deployment architectures to ongoing data maintenance, advanced weather forecasts to comprehensive outage communication plans, this white paper takes you step by step through the factors that should be top of mind when planning an OMS implementation.




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    The Next Generation is Here: ArcFM Webcover_arcfm_consult.jpg


    Extend, expand and enhance your GIS capabilities throughout your organization with our new, lightweight ArcFM Web solution!


    ArcFM Web gives you fast, flexible access to your asset, infrastructure and network information to help you solve problems and make more informed decisions.


    Watch the webinar rebroadcast to learn more about what the new ArcFM Web offers, including:

    • Intuitive user interaction
    • Improved workflows
    • Enhanced reporting and printing
    • Instant searches


    Plus, hear from Truckee Donner Public Utility District about how they improved operations with ArcFM Web!




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    icon_tools_yellow_white_80x78.pngTips and Tricks: Editing Tasks


    Do you know there’s a Tips & Tricks category in GIS Education? Each month we highlight and walk you through a helpful ArcFM task.


    This month, we’re tackling Editing Tasks. With step-by-step instructions and lots of screenshots, you’ll learn how to use the ArcFM Manual Angle Setter to edit a task to sketch and rotate in only two clicks!


    Tips & Tricks: Edit Tasks




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    Upcoming Events


    Link 2016

    March 1-3, 2016

    Loveland, Colorado




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    The Wire • February 2016 • Schneider Electric