Announcing New Features and Cities Added to the Bing Maps Apps for Windows 8

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Back in December, we rolled out the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows 8.1. The app introduced a new way to explore the world in glorious 3D, more personal features and a streamlined design to help you get more done. In the past 6 months, we have been listening to feedback from around the world and today we’re announcing major updates to both the Maps and the Bing Maps Preview…

15 New 3D Cities Available in the Bing Maps Preview App

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In December, we launched the Bing Maps Preview app on Windows 8.1, introducing a new way to explore the world in a touch-friendly way. We’ve been flying, driving and processing since then and have just added 15 more 3D cities to the list we launched with. With the help of world builders from the video game industry, expert photogrammetrists, high definition aerial cameras and a massive data pipeline crunching petabytes…

Draggable Pushpins in Bing Maps (.NET)

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When building a Bing Maps application, you may want to give the user the ability to drag a pushpin. In the JavaScript version of Bing Maps this can be done by setting the draggable property of a pushpin to true, but the Pushpin class in the .NET version does not have this property, so what can you do? In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create a reusable…

Free webcast to showcase what’s new with Bing Maps, March 1st

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Bing Maps developers from Earthware, OnTerra and Infusion will discuss Bing Maps’ latest features and development tips and tricks in a free webcast at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 1. In this 40-minute webinar we’ll discuss the new Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0, how to evaluate and improve the performance out of your Bing-powered mapping applications, and new tools for working with SQL databases. Earthware’s Brian Norman…

Did you feel the TweetHeat this summer?

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What did you do on your summer vacation this year?  I got sunburned and helped my son Harry catch his first fish.  Pretty good summer, I thought. Meet Viswa Mani.  He spent the summer on the Microsoft intern program, joining our search test team. His TweetHeat Map App won the “OSD (ie Online Services Division) Intern Hack Day”.  Ever wonder what people are really saying where on Twitter?  Viswa spent…