Last week we announced the new Bing Maps Beta website which showcased the Bing Maps Silverlight Control along with the power of Silverlight with Streetside (TM) and Enhanced Birdseye.  Today we are announcing the Bing Maps Silverlight Control Extended Modes Beta so you can now use the new Streetside (TM) and Enhanced Birdseye modes in your applications!

Here are some quick screenshots and sample applications:

Bing Maps Silverlight Control Enhanced Birdseye Sample 

Bing Maps Silverlight Control Enhanced Birdseye Sample

Bing Maps Silverlight Control Streetside Sample

Bing Maps Silverlight Control Streetside Sample

 

Here are the steps to get started:

1. Sign up for a free developer account at the Bing Maps Portal and get a Bing Maps Key for your application development

2. Download the Bing Maps Silverlight Control 1.0.1 (which is file version1.0.12.300). (Note: this is an update to the previous 1.0 version of the Bing Maps Silverlight Control and is backwards compatible with 1.0). 

3. Download the Bing Maps Silverlight Control Extended Modes Beta from the Connect portal. This contains the Beta for Streetside and Enhanced Birdseye map modes.

For more information see Chris Pendleton’s blog post Adding Streetside and Enhanced Birdseye to your Applications

Have fun!