Similarly, about nine months ago, we also started a new Products Directory for MapPoint Add-ins, Bing Maps tools, and related products. If you have a MapPoint/Bing Maps Add-in or tool, list it in here to get some great visibility and exposure for your product. To keep your product near the front of the directory, you can post periodically updates, tutorials, case studies, or other new information about your product.
MP2K Magazine Twitter Channel
Interesting news items and updates for MapElves, MapForums, and MP2K Magazine are posted to our twitter channel at http://twitter.com/mp2kmag. Here's the original announcement on MapForums regarding the launch of our twitter channel.
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Review: Microsoft MapPoint 2010
Marvin Hlavac reviews Microsoft MapPoint 2010 North America and Europe on LaptopGPSWorld including a number of screenshots and illustrations showing the new features and menu options in the new release.
"Microsoft MapPoint 2010 is the business version of Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010, just like Microsoft MapPoint 2010 Europe is the "big brother" of the consumer oriented Microsoft AutoRoute 2010."
"MapPoint has the same user interface as the less expensive consumer version of the product. It can do everything Streets & Trips / AutoRoute can do, and more. MapPoint can do business mapping (statistics, analysis), comes with demographics data included (or add you own), and is programmable (you can write programs for MapPoint or use add-ons, unlike for the consumer version)."
"What's new in MapPoint 2010: The new MapPoint 2010 contains some very significant improvements. It has incorporated several user-suggested features. The following is a brief look at some of the differences between the new MapPoint 2010 (NA & EU) and the previous MapPoint 2009."
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Bing Maps News and Articles on Geoweb Guru
Summary of recent articles and content about Bing Maps and Bing Maps for Enterprise on Geoweb Guru.
Bing Maps Silverlight Control v1.0 Released
"Microsoft has just announced a major new release of the Bing Maps Platform. The most significant change is the official release of the Silverlight Control. This allows rich multimedia and embedded video..."
Publishing Desktop Maps Online with Bing Maps
"This article shows you how to plot any MapPoint map, including shaded area maps, in a Bing Maps application."
Display MapPoint overlays on Bing Maps
"What is probably of greatest interest to Geoweb Guru readers, is the "MapCruncher map tile" option. This can be used to draw MapPoint maps as tile layers on a Bing Maps map."
Bing Maps to be in SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
"Today, Microsoft announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services will include a Bing Maps based option to display geospatial data stored in the database."
Simplovation release v3 of the Web.Maps.VE ASP.Net Control
Microsoft Drops the Virtual Earth ASP .Net Control
"Simplovation sells a Bing Maps ASP .Net Control (Web.Maps.VE v2.0). A free trial is also available for download. Secondly, John O'Brien at Soul Solutions wrote the original VE ASP .NET control for Microsoft."
Microsoft Interoperability Group release PHP Kit for Virtual Earth
"The Interoperability Group at Microsoft have released a "Virtual Earth Integration Kit" for PHP. This works with the Virtual Earth Web Service (aka "Bing Maps Web Service" - the Microsoft branding marketeers..."
ESRI launch MapIt for Enterprise Web Mapping
"Earlier today at the ESRI User Conference, ESRI announce MapIt. MapIt enables you to create simple online maps from enterprise data. MapIt supplies base mapping fr"m Bing Maps with the addition of ESRI-supplied..."
Virtual Earth rebranded as "Bing Maps for Enterprise"
"Well I returned late last night from the EcoMap Costa Rica 2009 Field Season and the big news in the past week was Microsoft's rebanding of their Live search products as "Bing"!
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