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  • Blog Post: My Artist Explorer Wins at the Circus Mashimus Mashup Contest!

    I just heard that my entry into the Circus Mashimus contest was just selected as Best In Show winner.  My entry was about a week’s worth of effort (including a few long nights) using Expression Blend and Visual Studio.  In that week, I learned about the various APIs from Best Buy, New York...
  • Blog Post: Data Binding with the Virtual Earth Control

    I was very excited to hear that the Virtual Earth (VE) team was creating a Silverlight control and that they announced at Mix a CTP (Community Technology Preview). I promptly downloaded it and started playing with it. From the Circus Mashimus contest I entered , I had learned about the Best Buy Remix...
  • Blog Post: Created Virtual Earth Collections Block in Popfly

    I like using the collections feature in Live Search Maps where I can keep collections of locations. One of the activities that I wanted to do was share a collection on my blog as an embedded map. Unfortunately this isn’t one of the out-of-the-box features of Live Search Maps, so I decided to use...
  • Blog Post: At the Bandwidth Conference

    Today I spent the afternoon at the Bandwidth conference in San Francisco.  I met quite a few people in the very interesting intersection of music and technology.  One cool company that I learned about was JamBase.com , a site for finding Live Music.  I met Julie, Andy, and David from JamBase...
  • Blog Post: Secure Geo-collaboration Session at Microsoft Office Developer Conference Feb 10-13 in San Jose, CA

    If you are developing applications inside of Microsoft Office or developing applications that work with Microsoft Office, then you've got to go to the upcoming Office Developer Conference in San Jose next month. I've been asked to demonstrate and talk about the Groove/Virtual Earth integration that I...
  • Blog Post: My First Popfly Mashup: Earthquakes!

    I just sat through an earthquake; a bit shaking but nothing damaged; no one was hurt. That gave me an idea: why don't I show earthquakes on a Virtual Earth Map using Popfly , Microsoft's new mashup service? Get Geo-RSS Data from the USGS Convert the RSS Items to Virtual Earth Pushpins ...
  • Blog Post: Updated Groove Workspace with Virtual Earth 6

    Virtual Earth has just been updated to Version 6 with a much cooler user interface. I downloaded the latest JavaScript from http://dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/mapcontrol.ashx?v=6 , updated the script file in the workspace, and this is what I got: If you have added the Geo-Collaboration tool to your...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar on Virtual Earth in Groove

    One of the synergies that generated the most interest was one where I demonstrated Virtual Earth running inside of Groove . Because of this interest, I have updated the demonstration to be able to track not only pushpins, but paths and regions as well. Tomorrow (September 7, 2007) at 11:00 AM Pacific...
  • Blog Post: Groove and Virtual Earth Screencast using Silverlight

    I have recorded a screencast with Camtasia Studio that shows how I embedded a Virtual Earth control into a Groove Workspace . If you want to see this in action, send me a message and I will invite you to the workspace. I will make another post shortly on my workflow on getting the Camtasia screencast...
  • Blog Post: Storing Virtual Earth Pushpins in a Groove Space

    Following up on my post about putting Virtual Earth in a Groove space, I was able to save and load lists of pushpins that are in the Groove Space as well. I have written some simple XML serialization of a Virtual Earth Shape Layer into a hidden data field in a Groove workspace. Send me a message and...
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