Conda was first included in ArcGIS Pro 1.3 release. It allows users to easily manage python packages and environments. For the 1.4 release of Pro we are working on further improving how conda works with ArcGIS Pro.
For those of you looking to get started with conda here are some interesting links.
- Intro to conda documentation – what is conda? We especially recommend the 30 minute “test drive”.
- Python and ArcGIS Pro 1.3 : Conda – some technical things you’ll want to know about conda in Pro.
- Anaconda, Spyder and ArcGIS PRO – Dan Patterson’s detailed process for setting up Spyder as your python IDE
- Harnessing the Power of Python in ArcGIS using the Conda Distribution – good introductory presentation from the 2015 dev summit.
-the arcpy team