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 the Microsoft Windows 8.1 release. The SDKs also contain bug fixes and the new Bing logo that was announced on September 16, 2013.

Note that the Windows 8.1 release of the Bing Maps SDK is only compatible with Microsoft Windows 8.1 RTM or later, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 RC or later. Windows 8.1 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 RC are only available to MSDN Subscribers until Windows 8.1 GA later in October. In order to submit apps developed using this release to the Windows 8.1 Store, the apps will need to be rebuilt using Microsoft Windows 8.1 GA and Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 RTM or later, when released.

Developers using the Preview release of Microsoft Windows 8.1 should continue to use the Bing Maps SDK for Windows Store apps (Beta for Windows 8.1 Preview) which is available for download from the Visual Studio Gallery.

The Bing Maps SDK for Windows Store Apps update for Microsoft Windows 8.0 contains bug fixes and the new Bing logo. Incorporating the new logo into an existing application requires the application to be rebuilt using the updated SDK.

Resource:

Create a Windows Store app (for Windows 8.1)

- Bing Maps Team