As ESRI announced at the Developer Summit, April would be the month that ArcGIS 9.2 SP2 would be released. As luck would have it, SP2 arrived tonight. You can begin hitting the ESRI servers when you get into work in the morning:
- ArcGIS 9.2 Service Pack 2 – ArcGIS Desktop/Workstation, ArcReader, ArcGIS Engine and ArcGIS Server
- ArcSDE 9.2 Service Pack 2
- ArcIMS 9.2 Service Pack 2
Despite the fact that ESRI no longer sells ArcSDE, you’ll need to download the ArcSDE SP2 to update your ArcGIS Server Workgroup and Enterprise. Why they feel the need to confuse the issue with a separate ArcSDE Service Pack update these days baffles me.
Anyway, as I noted before, these Service Pack updates are critical, especially if you use the Web ADF. You can think of these service packs as 9.2.1 and 9.2.2 rather than SP1 and SP2. Many new features are included in these (in addition to many bug fixes) so you’ll want to keep on top of these updates.