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  • Blog Post: bit.ly plugin for Windows Live Writer

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . If you use a custom bit.ly account for shortening urls and then tracking clicks across things like twitter, facebook, emails, blogs, etc., then you’ll surely find the bit.ly plugin for Windows Live Writer useful. -Marc
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Reference Application released to MSDN Code Gallery

      Project Riviera is a comprehensive code sample to demonstrate how to develop multi-tenant highly-scalable line-of-business application on Windows Azure Platform , built by a cloud ISV partner, Cumulux . Cumulux is a Microsoft partner who’s built their business around  delivering solutions...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Map Control now supports KML!!!

    Databinding to KML has to be one of the top requested features I hear when I speak to people about VE. The good news is that I can now tell people YES when they ask about it!!! The VE team released a Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) update to Virtual Earth that included some enhancements to the v6 map control...
  • Blog Post: Entire US Public Sector Virtual Earth Road Show content now available

    I just received the slide decks from the other presenters and published them all to my SkyDrive : Keynote - Increasing Agency Capabilities: Enabling data access, visualization, analysis and insight with Microsoft Virtual Earth Speaker: Kevin Adler Vexcel - Extending the Virtual Earth Platform through...
  • Blog Post: Detailed explanation of what's new in the v6 Virtual Earth Map Control

    John O'Brien has put together the best walkthrough of what's new in v6 that I have seen. Check it out here . - Marc Technorati Tags: Virtual Earth
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Map Control v6 is available

    Details here . One of the things that may not be obvious is that the new control is backward compatible with v5. If you have a built your solution on v5, then you can update your script reference to get all the perf enhancements in the new control! All you have to do is change on line of code from (for...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Adding Mapping Capabilities to your Applications with Virtual Earth and ASP.NET AJAX

    Thanks to everyone who attended! All of my latest VE content is available here . Direct links: Deck VE Map Control (v5) / ASP.NET AJAX Demo Code (requires VS2008 Beta 2) WPF Demo Code (requires VS2008 Beta 2) ClickOnce Deployed WPF Demo (requires that the .NET Framework 3.0 be installed on the desktop...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST: Adding Mapping Capabilities to your Applications with Virtual Earth

    The Virtual Earth Platform is an integrated set of services that combines unique bird’s eye, aerial, and satellite imagery with best-of-breed mapping, location and search functionality. It enables business to deliver innovative solutions and breakthrough customer experiences. With the Virtual Earth platform...
  • Blog Post: New Code Samples and Articles for the Virtual Earth v5.0 SDK

    http://dev.live.com/blogs/devlive/archive/2007/06/12/121.aspx There's a nice link in this post to an article on "Converting From VE4 to VE5." -Marc
  • Blog Post: PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: What's New for Web Developers in Visual Studio "Orcas" & the Microsoft ASP.NET Futures

    This session will cover some of the great new features that will be coming soon with Visual Studio "Orcas" & the Microsoft ASP.NET Futures. Learn how web development with .NET will continue to improve and evolve, and talk about some of the upcoming features and how best to use them. We will be covering...
  • Blog Post: Updated Virtual Earth with Silverlight samples

    I've received quite a few requests to update my Virtual Earth + Silverlight and WPF + Virtual Earth + Silverlight samples. Both codebases are old code. Therefore, they no longer work against the current releases of Silverlight (1.0 Beta or 1.1 Alpha) and Virtual Earth (v5). I'm part of the way there...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Adding Mapping Capabilities to your Applications with Virtual Earth & ASP.NET AJAX (MARCH)

    UPDATE: Changed the url for the collections sharing site to the official Windows Live site. Thanks Rob ! UPDATE2: All of our webcasts are recorded. You can get to the recording by clicking the original registration link of any webcast. The recording for this particular webcast is at http://msevents.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Adding Mapping Capabilities to your Applications with Virtual Earth (repeat)

    Did you miss my webcast on this topic last month? I am doing a repeat next week. If you are interested in adding mapping capabilities to your app, please join me for this webcast next week. When Jan. 9th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST) Where Register at this link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI...
  • Blog Post: Helpful site for those of you building Virtual Earth solutions

    The Virtual Earth v3 control supports using GeoRSS as a datasource. To see how, select "Work with layers->Add GeoRSS layer" from the treeview at http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/sdk/ . One of my coworkers made me aware of a nice little tool which will batch geocode delimited data for you ( http:/...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Dev Beta Launched!

    This morning the Windows Live Platform team launched Windows Live Dev ( http://dev.live.com ) as a portal for developers looking for information on the Windows Live Platform. The site includes information on developing with Live Services, including Virtual Earth, Search, Gadgets, Expo, Custom Domains...
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