MapPoint Presence at 2009 SQL Server Pass Summit

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The MapPoint Team will be available for you bending their ears at the SQL Server Pass Summit this year in Seattle, WA from November 2-5. If you’re a SQL Server expert and want to extend your use of the spatial indexing capabilities by adding visualization outside of the Dundas maps provided with Visual Studio, you may want to stop by the MapPoint kiosk at this show and talk with the…

MapPoint 2010 Released

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MapPoint 2010 is now available for purchase and trial. For those of you who don’t know, MapPoint 2010 gives you more power to visualize business data, communicate insights with instant impact, and integrate maps into the work you do in Microsoft Office. New features include map settings to choose display details, expanded pushpins, and the ability to send routes to your GPS device.* This release is fairly significant, so as…

OLAP and Spatial Data Import COM Add-Ins FIXED for MapPoint!

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Here come the rolling punches of MapPoint information. Last week, I told you about the release of the Microsoft® MapPoint® Add-In for SQL Server as a free download to import, edit and save your data from SQL Server 2008 (spatially indexed by geometries and geographies). Well, here is some more good news for MapPoint lovers – we fixed a couple add-ins that had broken with the release of MapPoint 2006. The…

SQL Server and MapPoint 2009, Together At Last

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   It’s like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup…what in the world has taken us so long to be these two together? Rhetorical question; however, I now bestow upon you, for the first time outside the walls of Redmond, The Microsoft® MapPoint® Add-In for SQL Server (download it FREE!). The Microsoft® MapPoint® Add-In for SQL Server gives you the power to visualize and manipulate your spatial data – stored in Microsoft…

MapPoint 2010, 2011 or 2012?

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Do you want to see a new version of MapPoint? If so, do you want to determine what features go in and what features get out? Do you love MapPoint and just want more, more, more? Do you post threads on Channel 9 spitting on MapPoint because you think "it sucks," but don’t really provide details so your ranting turns out to be worth nothing but a good chuckle? Well,…

MapPoint 2009 (European Edition) Now Available

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We’ve officially released MapPoint 2009 European English Edition into the wild. Now our friends across the pond can experience the greatness of our desktop mapping application with data updates and a new user interface. MapPoint 2009 European Edition is available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Here are a list of the features (I snatched from the MapPoint 2009 Marketing web site): Microsoft® MapPoint® 2009 gives you the power…

New GPS Provider for MapPoint 2009

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For those of you looking to continue using the Pharos GPS puck(s) that shipped with S&T the last few years and MapPoint 2006, you can now look forward to a new piece of geek gadgetry. MapPoint 2009 with GPS Locator and Streets & Trips 2009 with GPS Locator (in Canada) will now be packaged with a u-blox GPS USB Stick. S&T sold in the US will still be powered by…

I Want My MapPoint Icons Back!

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Yeah, in MapPoint 2009 (and Streets & Trips 2009) we took out many of the colorful little pushpin icons included natively in previous releases of the product. We added the way cool “Import Custom Symbol” functionality, but for those of you who love our little caricatures there’s just no love in the world. Correction – we love you. And, we’ve made the icons available for download on the Microsoft Download…

Streets & Trips 2009 Free Trial Download Now Available

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I missed this when I posted that the MapPoint 2009 trial version is now available for free download. Streets and Trips 2009 trial is also available for free download. Alternatively, soon you can also purchase Streets and Trips 2009 online or visit your local software retailer to find it. However, you can always buy the parent product MapPoint 2009 online right now (far more functionality, plus the basic functionality of…

MapPoint 2009 Trial Now Available for Free Download

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If you’re excited about the release of MapPoint 2009 today should be a bit more exciting for you because we released the MapPoint 2009 trial version for free download. I did a whole write up on the MapPoint 2009 release, so if you’re still wondering about the features and highlights you should check that out. I did want to answer a couple questions / clarifications that have arisen as a…