Update: 48 States in an ’84 Scirocco Guy Stops at Microsoft

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Tim McConnell (see 48 States in an ’84 Scirocco post) made his cameo appearance agreeing to swing north to Redmond after hitting Olympia, Washington. As you may recall, Tim is hitting all 48 US capitals in his ’84 Volkswagen Scirocco and blogging about it the whole way while using Street’s and Trips to navigate. He even posted about his lunch meeting with us – Visiting Microsoft Streets & Trips team.…

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…

48 States in an ’84 Scirocco

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You think you’re a power user? Check out Tim McConnell’s blog TimboTrip.com where he tells the story of his trip through the 48 Continental United States. The blog is an hilarious diatribe of his incidents and life while driving – nearly 15,000 miles. It’s jam packed with little stories and tons of photos of his trip like getting free shirts from Chipotle Restaurant with his sister in Colorado, to his…

Streets and Trips Training for Sales Professionals

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The true sign of a road warrior is one who knows and uses Microsoft Streets and Trips. S&T has been used by traveling sales professionals for years because of it’s interactivity with the Office suite of products, ability to import customer and prospect lists and setup the day’s meetings all in an offline solution. Now, for the most part S&T has been advertised as a consumer product (about $30 at…