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I heard that two big changes to arcpy will be add-ins and new, faster cursors. Also, new features include "the ability to administer your enterprsie geodatabase (ArcSDE) using Python scripting" and "Dynamic legend creation." I was wondering if anyone knew of other specific changes, maybe something overheard at the 2011 user conference. A changelog of all the changes would be ideal, but I haven't had luck finding anything.

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closed as not constructive by whuber Jul 27 '11 at 13:39

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This is a little too speculative and invites debate. You already know what ESRI said will be there. Anything else is speculation. Once it is released this question will be moot. – Sean Jul 27 '11 at 11:35
@Sean Yes, and it's a temporally localized question. Nevertheless, it has interest to many GIS people. Why not carry on the discussion in chat? (Almost anyone can create a chat room.) – whuber Jul 27 '11 at 13:39

I have just been told, that 10.1 will address memory leaking, which is an issue, although the fact that aggregatePoints no longer works in SP2, may not be addressed.

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No comment on the downvote? What didn't you like? ESRI person perhaps? – Hairy Jul 28 '11 at 6:43

My Esri rep told us multiple times that you will be able to attach ArcPy scripts to buttons (like you can with VB) but I have not found any written documentation of that. Other than that what you listed are the only features I have heard touted as of now.

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