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Does anyone know where I can find more information about the new Lightweight Runtime that will be included with ArcGIS 10.1? This was discussed at the recent DevSummit and ESRI Federal User Conference.

I am looking for any general information about the product, but more specifically I am trying to find out if there will be any sort of licensing fees to use it.

More information can be found here: http://esriaustralia.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/the-new-arcgis-runtime/

Thanks.

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At the DevSummit 2011 a long session was presented by Euan Cameron. As far as I understood from the session Geodatabases will be supported. There will be a license fee. It will be less that ArcEngine but it will more than the old price of MapObjects. As James mentioned keep an eye on the beta community website. BTW: if you have a EDN license you will be able to develop for ArcGIS Runtime.

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Euan Cameron, Mary Harvey, and Ralf Gottschalk's presentation is up on the video.esri.com site now.

http://video.esri.com/watch/679/road-ahead-arcgis-runtime

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Esri Australia blogged about it. I think runtime is definitely a step in the right direction. Since Esri is looking into new ways to bundle assemblies, I'd really like them to consider supporting Geodatabase Add-ins. This would allow assemblies to be deployed via the geodatabase. I've submitted this to Ideas.Esri.Com.

Update: Video for Plenary 2 beginning at 67:20 discusses Runtime.

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Yeah, that could be very helpful if they include edit capabilities they give for the runtime. –  Seth P. Mar 14 '11 at 18:40
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Information on the new runtime is pretty limited at this point since it hasn't been released yet. You may want to get on the beta website for Esri, though a public beta is not available yet (as of Marc 14, 2011). Once the beta is out, there will be forums available to ask questions about the product.

I didn't get the names of the presenters for that session at Dev Summit, but you can contact the presenters directly for more information if you have their names.

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