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Deprecation notice: ArcGIS Collector on Windows platform to retire

Today we announce that ArcGIS Collector on the Windows platform is officially in deprecation and scheduled to retire on Oct 1st, 2024.

During this phase of deprecation, ArcGIS Collector will continue to be available and supported but will not receive any enhancements.

Upon retirement on Oct 1st, 2024, Esri will discontinue technical support and remove Collector from the Microsoft Store.

 

Why is Collector on Windows being retired?

ArcGIS Field Maps launched in the fall of 2020 (on Android and iOS) as the next generation successor to several of Esri’s field apps, including Collector.

Since then, enhancements of Collector have ceased and all development efforts have been invested into Field Maps.

Collector on iOS and Android was retired on December 31st, 2021. Collector on Windows was not retired at that time as we did not have a solution for Field Maps on the Windows platform.

With Windows 11, Microsoft introduced the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) to enable Android apps to be run on the platform. In June 2023, we announced support for running Field Maps on Windows 11 with WSA. With this solution, customers using Windows 11 devices can now take advantage of the newest, most advanced mobile mapping capabilities offered in Field Maps. To learn more about some of the incredible new features we’ve built into Field Maps, check out this summary blog article.

 

Migration to Field Maps

Esri recommends that customers migrate to ArcGIS Field Maps on either Android, iOS, or Windows 11 WSA.

The ArcGIS Field Maps Migration guide details patterns to support this transition. Android help topics apply to Field Maps on Windows 11 and our FAQ includes a list of current WSA limitations. For instructions on how to deploy Field Maps on Windows 11, see the following resources:

 

If you have any questions, contact your Esri Account Manager or Esri Support.

As always, if you have ideas or feedback for the Field Maps team, please engage with use on Esri Community.

 

About the author

Liz Armstrong is a Product Manager on the Field Apps team. She has a broad background in business and experience design. She is passionate about solving problems and making products that delight customers and users.

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