Migration Tip: Two new store locator templates

As Multimap and MapPoint Web Service customers know, Microsoft will consolidate services to the Bing Maps platform effective November 18, 2011. While there is a substantial amount of helpful information available at our migration portal, including a devoted page to our migration partners, we wanted to highlight two store locator templates that have proven helpful to customers.

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InKnowledge’s Bing Maps Locator Wizard was built around multiple Microsoft technologies, including Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0, Bing Maps REST services, Bing Spatial Data Services, Windows Azure, SQL Azure and MVC3. Customers can use the basic locator to customize their site within minutes, and have the option to download or host in Windows Azure through InKnowledge’s portal (the service is free.) For more information, check out a preview video, or a more expansive overview video. If you’d rather read about the template, check out this blog entry from InKnowledge’s Ricky Brundritt.

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Shoothill’s My Store Locator template will be launched on Wed, May 18 during a Bing Maps webcast. The template was built using Bing Maps, Visual Studio 2010, Expressions Web 4, Hyper-V virtualisation technologies, Windows Azure and SQL Azure. As well as targeting former Multimap customers to enable them to make a seamless transition to the Bing Maps platform, the My Store Locator can assist any business seeking to migrate to Bing Maps from any mapping platform. Find out more and register for the webcast here.