ArcGIS for Office

Prepare for the retirement of ArcGIS for Office

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: 

OR 

With retirement: 

Where can I learn more about ArcGIS for Excel? 

We have many resources available to support your ArcGIS for Excel experience, including the following: 

About the author

Jeren Portillo was a product marketing manager who worked at the Esri headquarters in Redlands, California. She has a background in English Literature from UC Santa Barbara and in her free time, she enjoys yoga, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

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