We're excited to announce the release of Geocortex Essentials 3.0!  The team has been working hard on this release for a while, and there certainly is no shortage of new functionality to reflect the effort.  Included in 3.0 is:

  • Geocortex Essentials Workflow - tools for building and running workflows that model your business processes
  • Geocortex Essentials Manager for REST Elements - a new Web GUI administration tool for building REST sites
  • Compatability with ArcGIS Server 10.0
  • Support for Microsoft .NET 4.0
  • Other features and bug fixes

Essentials 3.0 includes the much anticipated Geocortex Essentials Workflow feature.  Workflow is an entirely new way to build task based web mapping applications with Geocortex Essentials.  Workflows are simple representations of your business processes that can be visually designed using the Geocortex Workflow Designer and deployed through the Essentials REST API.  Below is a screenshot of the desktop Workflow Designer tool.

Once deployed, workflows can be shared across multiple applications and client technologies like Flash and Silverlight.  This is only the beginnging of Geocortex Workflow -- we're really excited about this new technology and have a ton planned for it in future releases.

To download Geocortex Essentials 3.0, visit the Geocortex Support Center.

Finally, if you think we're going to sit back and relax after such a big release, you're in for a surprise!  Essentials 3.1 and 3.2 are just around the corner and are bringing some awesome new features like security for REST sites, enhanced and scalable printing, and support for new ArcGIS features like time-aware layers and feature services.  Happy Summer!