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NEW Government Developer website - LAUNCHED!
I am pleased to announce the launch of our new website that provides information and resources for developers that work either directly or indirectly for the U.S. Federal, State and local governments. The site can be accessed at: http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/developer/default.aspx ...
18 Jan 2010
WEBCAST: Microsoft and IDV Solutions at Work for the Enterprise
NOTE: This was cross posted from here . Jerry asked me to help spread the word. “… Visual Fusion from IDV Solutions combines with Bing Maps, SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies to create a visual mashup platform, empowering organizations to unite data from otherwise incompatible sources - enterprise...
22 Jun 2009
Integrating Virtual Earth 3D into WPF and Surface Applications for Mere Mortals
NOTE: This was cross posted from here . I just published a Channel 9 interview with Josh Wall and Josh Blake from InfoStrat about their Windows Presentation Foundation ( WPF ) and Surface controls that make integrating Virtual Earth 3D a breeze. Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/Ch9InfoStratVE ...
18 May 2009
Virtual Earth / MapDotNet webcast
NOTE: This was cross posted from here . Interested in learning how to build Virtual Earth solutions and lowering the amount of custom code you need to write? Have a look at the upcoming webcast Jerry just blogged about: Microsoft Virtual Earth May 2009 Webcast: Virtual Earth & MapDotNet for...
13 May 2009
InfoStrat.VE – Intermediate fix published for the latest 3D control
NOTE: This was cross posted from here Due to popular demand, InfoStrat just published an intermediate fix to get their InfoStrat.VE control working on top of the latest Virtual Earth 3D release . You will notice that they just made a changeset available. What they made available is not fully...
21 Apr 2009
Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference - Albany, NY April 15, 2009
On behalf of Microsoft, I invite you to the Public Sector Developer conference in Albany, NY on April 15, 2009. Please read on for agenda and registration information ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!! Conference Title Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference...
24 Mar 2009
Microsoft Surface GIS Apps by Infostrat
I’ve been working with a number of partners lately on building Microsoft Surface apps. Infostrat is one of them. They have done some of the best Virtual Earth integration work I have seen so far. Have a look at this video that highlights their work: Want to learn what Surface development...
9 Feb 2009
29 Sep 2008
Virtual Earth, SQL 2008, & GeoJSON
I've been chatting with Vish over email. He made me aware his approach to getting SQL 2008 & Virtual Earth to play well together using GeoJSON. I actually didn't know about GeoJSON. Thanks Vish! Check out his post explaining the approach: http://viswaug.wordpress.com/2008...
21 Aug 2008
Virtual Earth ASP.NET Control Samples
John O'Brien , a Windows Live Developer MVP, has been cranking out samples of how to use the Virtual Earth ASP.NET Control . He's also blogging over at www.liveside.net now. His latest post is titled Server Side Clustering and comes complete with videos! John has also created a site...
18 Aug 2008
Building Virtual Earth applications just keeps getting easier
29 Jul 2008
SCREENCAST: Rendering Polygons from SQL Server 2008 on Virtual Earth
In this screencast, I build off of the concepts shown in my previous screencast and show you how to render a polygon on a Virtual Earth map using REST, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), LINQ to SQL, and the new geography data type in SQL Server 2008. To learn more about the GeoRSS utility library...
18 Jul 2008
SCREENCAST: Saving Virtual Earth Polygons to SQL Server 2008
In this screencast, I show you how to draw a polygon on a Virtual Earth map and save it using ASP.NET AJAX, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), LINQ to SQL, and the new geography data type in SQL Server 2008. Screencast: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/keydet/Saving-Virtual-Earth-Polygons-to-SQL-Server...
18 Jul 2008
WEBCAST RECORDING: Adding Mapping Capabilities to your Applications with Virtual Earth and ASP.NET AJAX
First, let me apologize since I promised to make this recording available almost two months ago. I was trying to get the recording uploaded to the same Live Meeting servers as my other webcasts. Needless to say, I had some challenges. I decided to upload it to Silverlight Streaming...
16 Jul 2008
Behind the Maps - The Technology of Virtual Earth
I talk to people about programming with Virtual Earth quite often. Beyond the developer APIs, my Virtual Earth knowledge somewhat limited. I get asked all sorts of interesting questions about the technology behind Virtual Earth. My answer is usually "Good question, I don't know...
14 Jul 2008
Virtual Earth Wrapper for Silverlight (VIEWS)
1 Jul 2008
SCREENCAST: Using Virtual Earth in a WPF Application
As promised, here is the screencast for my previous post: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/keydet/Using-Virtual-Earth-in-a-WPF-Application/ - Marc
27 Jun 2008
WPF and Virtual Earth revisited
I've been pretty quite on the blogging front lately. Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to work on something a little meatier than writing demo code. Almost all of my time over the last month or so has been spent working on a couple such opportunities. During this time, I...
24 Jun 2008
UPDATE: AH FOOEY! I feel like a goof:). Turns out my workaround DOESN'T WORK!!! If you look at the logic from the original post, it makes sense that it wouldn't work because “var map = new VEMap();” is before “var map = null;” and therefore you get Intellisense...
2 May 2008
Updated Virtual Earth Map Control demo code
UPDATE: I've updated the code to use the workaround described here . If you downloaded this code before May 2nd, 2008 @ 7:30 PM EST, then you might download it again. The URL is the same. I’ve update my primary Virtual Earth (VE) map control demos. If you aren’t familiar with...
1 May 2008
17 Apr 2008
14 Apr 2008
Virtual Earth Map Control 6.1
The control has been releases / is publicly available. Chris Pendleton has the details in his post titled New Virtual Earth API Release - Virtual Earth 6.1 . The Virtual Earth Interactive SDK & full Virtual Earth SDK have not been update, but the updates should be out some time today...
11 Apr 2008
WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Geospatially Enabling SharePoint with IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion Suite
Thanks to everyone who attended. Thanks to Scott Caulk from IDV Solutions for being a guest presenter. You can find Scott's deck here . Scott also asked I post the following links for those of you who want further information: IDV Solutions Website Visual Fusion Product Brochure As...
9 Apr 2008
WEBCAST: Geospatially Enabling SharePoint with IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion Suite
Microsoft Office SharePoint Services 2007 (MOSS) is rapidly approaching the 100 million licenses sold milestone and SharePoint consulting services are white hot. IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion software extends SharePoint to create a visual composite application platform, empowering users and...
4 Apr 2008
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