The ArcPad Team Blog annouces that ArcPad 7.1 is now available for beta applications.

In ArcPad 7.1 feature classes including relationships defined in the Geodatabase are extracted to a single ArcPad AXF File. Relationship rules including relationship classes as well as the subtypes and domains are maintained and enforced at the database level instead of forms (eliminating the overwrite which happens at the previous Check Out). Each feature can support multiple sets of attributes in separate tables. The user will be able to edit the features as well as the related tables in the field.

Interesting, though I don’t think I can handle another file type. I’m not too high on ArcPad for reasons I’ve outlined before, but since that post I’ve run into many people who swear by ArcPad. Of course our GPS unit has ArcPad built into it so I guess I should be thankful I don’t have to go through the hassle of Pathfinder Office like I used to deal with years ago.