The 2022 User Conference marked the launch of ArcGIS for Microsoft 365, a single product that extends ArcGIS across components including Excel, Power BI, SharePoint, and Power Automate. In order to streamline the offering, ArcGIS for Office is set to retire on June 1, 2023, and it will be replaced by ArcGIS for Excel.
Why is ArcGIS for Office retiring?
ArcGIS for Excel is meant to streamline the Esri Microsoft apps suite. Over the last few years, Microsoft 365 has become the flagship of business productivity products for Microsoft. The evolution away from Office brings a new look and additional features and capabilities. To ensure Esri’s alignment with Microsoft, we will be retiring ArcGIS for Office in favor of ArcGIS for Excel, which is a clearer and more accurate description of the app.
What do I need to do to prepare?
The transition to ArcGIS for Excel should be simple and straightforward.
If you are currently using an installed version of ArcGIS for Office, you will need to do one of the following:
- Open an Excel worksheet and click Office Add-ins on the Insert tab.
- Click My Add-ins or Admin Managed to insert the ArcGIS for Excel add-in into the Excel worksheet. (https://doc.arcgis.com/en/excel/latest/install-and-configure/install-on-a-single-computer.htm)
- Then click the ArcGIS tab in the Excel ribbon and click Show Map to get started.
- Visit the Microsoft app store and click Get it Now
- Open a new Excel worksheet and click the ArcGIS tab in the Excel ribbon and click Show Map to get started
- Esri will no longer support any of the previous versions of ArcGIS for Office.
- Esri will discontinue technical support and help documentation for the app.
- Any maps in the older version will need to be recreated in your data after deploying the Add-in.
Where can I learn more about ArcGIS for Excel?
We have many resources available to support your ArcGIS for Excel experience, including the following: