Well, we just recently released Geocortex Essentials 1.5 and we’re gearing up to release Geocortex Essentials 1.5.1 on January 7th. Despite its close succession to the release of 1.5, 1.5.1 includes a lot of stuff; both features and bug fixes.

A few of the new features are old friends - modified versions of features implemented in Geocortex IMF like user-defined Extent Bookmarks, Zoom to Layer Scale, configurable scales on Print Templates and Map Grid; however there are a couple of "flashy" features new to this release that are pretty exciting. Swipe Layer and Layer Transparency, to name a couple (screenshots below).

Swipe

Above, Swipe Layer control being applied to Zip Codes layer (left) and County layer (right) within the Charlotte sample map service.
Transparency

Above, Layer Transparency being applied to U.S. Interstate layer.