Services and Devices
Esri technology aligns with Microsoft's evolution to a services and devices company. Esri's cloud GIS platform, ArcGIS Online, leverages Microsoft Azure to enable customers to build, publish, and consume authoritative map content across a range of devices.
Microsoft Azure provides a proven cloud-computing foundation for ArcGIS Online. Azure's reliable, scalable, and open platform assures that Esri customers get optimum performance from ArcGIS Online.
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ArcGIS for Server—By deploying ArcGIS for Server in the Microsoft Azure cloud, users experience simplified management of resources (no need to buy and maintain your own physical hardware), elasticity, and unlimited scaling.
Learn about the ArcGIS Server on Azure Starter Package
Microsoft's latest desktop and tablet operating systems are fully supported by Esri. ArcGIS for Desktop runs seamlessly on devices powered by Windows 8, while Esri's ArcGIS app (available as a free download from the Windows Store) allows customers to access ArcGIS Online maps. Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS enables you to monitor activities and events, track your field workforce, and assess the status and performance of your daily operations.
Esri offers both Windows Phone development tools and a ready-to-use app that allows customers to consume maps from their ArcGIS Online account:
ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET—Build custom Windows apps that utilize powerful mapping capabilities provided by ArcGIS for Server or ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS App for Windows Phone enables GIS from the office to your Windows Phone. Use this free app to navigate, update, and share maps from ArcGIS Online.