Updated Bing Maps SDKs for Windows Store Apps, for Windows 8.0 and 8.1

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Today we are announcing the availability of updated Bing Maps SDKs for Windows Store apps for both Microsoft Windows 8.0 and 8.1 in the Visual Studio Gallery. The Bing Maps SDK for Windows Store Apps update for Microsoft Windows 8.1, which consists of the Bing Maps SDK for JavaScript (for JavaScript Developers) and Bing Maps SDK for Windows Store apps (for Visual Basic, C# and C++ Developers), has been updated for…

What’s New in the AJAX Map Control

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Today we are officially introducing three new modules and several new features for the AJAX 7.0 map control.  The new modules add some very handy features, and they really show off the dynamic module loading capabilities of the AJAX 7.0 control by adding functionality when you need it, and getting out of the way when you don’t. The new modules help you: Calculate driving directions using the new Microsoft.Maps.Directions module.…

New Code Sample & Map App: Washington Real-time Transit

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Real-time bus schedules takes the uncertainty out of riding the bus. Sometimes a bus arrives early and you have to choose whether to chase after it or wait for the next one. Other times the bus arrives late and you have to wait at the bus stop, looking down the road wondering when the bus will appear. If the weather is bad or you’re alone at the bus stop in…

Announcing V1.1 of the “New” Map Style

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(Note: This post is part of two major announcements for Bing Maps/Local on Dec. 15. Be sure to check out the other announcement about Interior Views, OpenTable, Real-time Transit, & Streetside on Mobile) A few months ago, we launched our new map style which provides a unique backdrop for information delivery and helps content "pop" on the map, allowing people to find what they are looking for more quickly. The…

Announcing New Bing Maps & Local Features: Interior Views, Enhanced OpenTable Integration, Real-Time Transit, and Streetside for Mobile

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(Note: This post is part of two major announcements for Bing Maps/Local on Dec. 15. Be sure to check out the other announcement about the launch for Version 1.1 of the new Bing Maps style.) Throughout the last few months, Bing Maps & Local has focused on how our product can help with everyday decisions and deliver innovative experiences to a wide audience. The end result is a more functional,…

The Bing Maps Facebook tab gets a face-lift

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Earlier today, the Bing Maps Tab on Bing’s Facebook page got a major overhaul. The new content makes the tab a great resource to keep up to date with Bing Maps and experience our product. We focused the tab on four areas: Map Apps – Each map app is great, but their individual values are amplified when used together. We created three scenarios where multiple map apps would be helpful.…

New Map App: OnTerra’s “RouteSavvy” Route Optimizer

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Inefficient driving routes between multiple waypoints waste time, money, and wear on people’s patience. Beginning today, Bing has set out to help reduce the stress and wasted time caused by inefficient driving routes with the launch of the “RouteSavvy” app in Bing Maps. With this route optimization map app from OnTerra, people can enter up to 100 addresses into Bing Maps and receive the optimal route between their destinations. With…

Visual Fusion 5.0 Release Adds Analytics Muscle

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Microsoft Gold Partner IDV Solutions just released Visual Fusion 5.0, business intelligence software that unites data sources in a web-based, visual context for better insight and understanding.  Bing Maps has long been a focal point for data visualization in Visual Fusion, and the 5.0 release of the product takes this to the next level by adding complementary analytics right out-of-the-box.  Now business users have a tool to see their data…

New Map App: “Shout!” Along with Our Partners In Learning

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Bing Maps continues its commitment to empowering educators and students with the “Shout!” map app.  The Shout! program invites educators and students to take an active role in global environmental issues and connects experts in the field to share ideas and collaborate to solve environmental challenges. This map app displays the participating schools and the Smithsonian Tree Research Centers associated with the Shout Learning Initiative (www.shoutlearning.org).  The Smithsonian is the…