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I think one of the best capabilities of ArcGIS desktop 10.1 and 10.2 is Database Connection. Users can connect to every Database servers without using Middleware(ArcSDE) . You can Distribute, manage users and other capabilities.But why ESRI release ArcSDE 10.1 or 10.2 while we can use Database connecion? What are capabilities of ArcSDE VS Database Connection?
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