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  • Blog Post: Bing Maps

    Microsoft Virtual Earth is now officially known as “ Bing Maps ”. You can see the Bing logo on the Bing Maps website (formerly known as Live Search Maps) and on the Bing Maps Interactive SDK . You can see the SDKs for the Bing Maps Web Services and the Bing Map Control 6.2 . The Virtual Earth Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Sessions on Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control Available Online

    The session I gave at TechEd 2009 is now available for online viewing for TechEd attendees. Click on the link below to view the session if you missed it or if you want to watch it again: WUX402: Deep Dive on Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control The Microsoft Virtual Earth Platform has grown...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2009 – Deep Dive on Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control Session – Links and Demo Source Code

    Thanks to all who attended my session at TechEd 2009 today – WUX402: Deep Dive on Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control . I had a great time and I hope you enjoyed it! I wanted to post the source code to the samples I demoed and provide some relevant links. You can download the Microsoft Virtual Earth...
  • Blog Post: Learn about Virtual Earth at TechEd this Week!

    Just a reminder that I’ll be out at TechEd this week in LA. Come see the Virtual Earth session on Wednesday at 4:30 PM to learn how to build applications with the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control : WUX402 Deep Dive on Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control Wed 5/13 | 4:30 PM-5:45 PM ...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP – Spinning Map with Silverlight 3

    The Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP is designed to work with Silverlight 2. However, since Silverlight 3 is reverse-compatible with Silverlight 2, you can use it with Silverlight 3 projects also. At MIX09 , Joe Stegman demonstrated a nice Perspective 3D demo where he rotated a DataGrid in...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth at Tech-Ed North America 2009

    Come learn about Virtual Earth and the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control at Microsoft  Tech-Ed North America 2009 , May 11-15 in Los Angeles. I will be presenting a session on Virtual Earth and and the details are below. I hope to see you there! WUX402 Deep Dive on Virtual Earth Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP – Put Scalable Content on the Map

    In the previous post I showed how to position Silverlight UIElements at a Location to create pushpins with the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP .  You can also position content in a scalable manner using the MapLayer.MapRectangle attached property. For example, the following code will position...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP – How to Create Simple Pushpins

    The Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP supports several different ways to position content on the map.  Some of these ways are to: Position a fixed-size element at a Location on the Map, which will act like a pushpin.  Position an element in a scalable manner on the Map by mapping it...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP: Setting the Map Mode and View

    In a previous post , I showed you how to get started and create the simple “Hello World” sample using the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP . Notice in that sample, the map by default shows the “Road” map. The navigation control at the top left of the map lets users manually change the Map to...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP – Building a “Hello World!” Sample From Scratch

    I wanted to start with a simple “Hello World!” sample to show you how to create your first application with the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP . With just a few easy steps, you can get started building applications with the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control and get the rich interactive...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth at MIX09 – Day 3

    Thanks everyone who came to the session and to those who stopped by and visited with us at MIX throughout the week! We enjoyed launching the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP and meeting with you.  Here are some pictures from Day 3:   The Introducing the Microsoft Virtual Earth Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP Demo at MIX09!

    Chris Pendleton recorded a video with me, Train Chiou, and Max Artemov at MIX09 yesterday as we demoed the new Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP at 3rd Place. Check out the video : There will be a session on the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control diving deeper into the control capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth at MIX09 – Day 2

    We had a fun time at MIX09 On Day 2! Thanks to everyone who stopped by at 3rd Place. It was fun talking with you and demoing the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP. Don’t forget to come to the Virtual Earth Session today at 12:30 PM in Lando 4201 to come learn more about the Virtual Earth...
  • Blog Post: Learn about the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP at MIX09

    We announced the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP this morning at the MIX09 keynote. We also just announced that the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP Interactive SDK is available online , and the bits will be available for download on Friday If you want to learn more about the Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP Interactive SDK Available

    The Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP was announced at this morning’s keynote . You can now access the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP Interactive SDK at the Microsoft Connect site! Here is a screenshot of the Interactive SDK: If you are not yet part of the Virtual Earth Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Session at MIX Updated: “Introducing the Microsoft Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control”

    The content of the Virtual Earth session at MIX has now been updated with some more details since the announcement of the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP at the MIX09 keynote this morning. Chris Pendleton will be presenting the session. Here are the updated details: Introducing the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP Announced at MIX!

    The Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP was announced at this morning’s MIX09 keynote by Scott Guthrie. Here are some screenshots of the announcement: The CTP bits will be available Friday for download! Come see the Virtual Earth Session on Friday with Chris Pendleton for more details. I...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth at MIX09

    Team members from the Virtual Earth Platform team will be at MIX09 this week in Las Vegas March 18-20.  I will be attending along with Max Artemov our SDE Test Lead and Train Chiou one of our Program Managers.  Chris Pendleton , our Virtual Earth Tech Evangelist, will be presenting a session...
  • Blog Post: Customizing Pushpin Clustering with Virtual Earth Map Control API

    In a previous blog post I showed you how to cluster pushpins with the Virtual Earth Map Control. Here is a link to that post: Clustering Pushpins with the Virtual Earth Map Control API I wanted to extend on the details of that post and show you some more advanced customizations you can do with...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Platform Deep Dive Session Video from PDC

    In case you missed us at PDC 2008, you can see the Virtual Earth Deep Dive Session on the web: Here's a description of the session: Learn about the next major release of Virtual Earth. See the improvements to our parsing and geo-coding engines, clustering, localization, and routing. Hear how the new...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth at PDC 2008, Day 2 - 3

    (Note:(Day 2 and 3 were fun at PDC! We've met a lot of you our customers at the Virtual Earth booth and at the Ask the Experts session. It's been great getting the chance to talk with you directly and get feedback. We will be back at the booth today in the Big Room, so please stop by to talk with us...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008 Day 1 - Virtual Earth Booth and Hands on Labs

    It is Day 1 at PDC 2008 in LA and many stopped by to see the Virtual Earth Booth and worked on the Hands on Labs! It was nice meeting many of our customers! The Virtual Earth Booth is right by the entrance to the Big Room and the Virtual Earth Hands On Labs are on the right side of the Big Room. Look...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Team at PDC2008

    The Virtual Earth Platform Team will be at PDC2008 next week in Los Angeles, October 27-30. Representing the Virtual Earth Platform development team will be me, Harish Jayanti, and Eugene Shinn. Max Artemov our development test lead will also be out there. So, come see us at the Virtual Earth booth in...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Web Services 1.0

    Last month, along with the Virtual Earth v6.2 Map Control , we also released the Virtual Earth Web Services 1.0 . The Virtual Earth Web Services are a new set of Web Services built using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) The Virtual Earth Web Services include services for geocoding, imagery metadata...
  • Blog Post: New Features in Live Search Maps

    I know it was a few weeks ago when we released an updated version of Live Search Maps built on the Virtual Earth platform . Unfortunately, I haven't had time to blog about it yet. So in case you missed it, here are some details. Some of the new features include: Multi-Point Routing. You can now...
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