Geocoding and displaying a map for an address in CRM 2011

There are a few blog posts out there that cover this topic, but the ones I’ve found don’t take you through it step by step.  I will, however, make assumptions like you know how to create an entity, add web resources to a form, etc.  Here goes… The overall solution is going to consist of:…

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My first time being the interviewee

I’ve interviewed customers over the years for Ch9, but this is the first time I was interviewed.  Zhiming Xue (aka “Dr. Z”) interviewed me about my WP7 app.  Check it out if you are interested: https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/ARCast.TV/ARCastTV-Building-My-First-Windows-Phone-7-Application

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San Francisco, Open 311, Silverlight and Windows Azure

“City of San Francisco, CA has launched their Open 311 solution called HeyGov! for San Francisco .  HeyGov! is a SaaS (Software as a Service) offering from Microsoft Partner, ISC, that provides a new and engaging way for citizens and governments communicate more effectively in the Web 2.0 era.   The service requests are captured from…

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Open Government Data and Bing Map Apps

The Bing Maps team is running a King of Bing Maps contest.  Chris Pendleton just published a blog post on Bing Map App Development Resources over on the Bing Maps blog.  If you aren’t familiar with Bing Map Apps, they are mini applications you write in Silverlight that become part of the Silverlight version of…

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My Gov2.0 Expo presentation on Bing Maps / OData

You can find my deck here: http://cid-1f72da7294089597.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Public/Gov2.0Expo I plan to have my OData + Entity Framework + SQL 2008 spatial demos packaged/cleaned up some time this week.  I will also record a deeper walkthrough of the demo/sample and publish it to Channel 9 some time soon.

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Bing Maps Offline

Due to my focus on US Government customers, I get asked quite a bit about using Bing Maps in environments without internet access.  My response is always to point them to the Microsoft Bing Maps Server: http://www.vexcel.com/geospatial/bingmapsserver/index.asp Recently, a 3 part webcast series was delivered diving fairly deep into the Bing Maps Server.  Details here:…

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I totally missed this… Web App Toolkits

http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/webapptoolkits/ “These FREE Web App Toolkits help you complete common web development tasks and quickly add new features to your apps. Whether it’s Bing Maps integration or adding social capabilities to your site, there’s a toolkit for you. Download and install them today.” http://blogs.msdn.com/webapptoolkits/ My friend and coworker Vlad made me aware of these.  I’ve…

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Multi-Touch Dev Dinner this week in Reston, Va

In case you missed it through the DevDinner tag on my team blog (official place for Developer Dinner posts), MSDN Flash, or http://communitymegaphone.com… Timezone: Eastern Time Start Time: 2/24/2010 6:00:00 PM End Time: 2/24/2010 8:00:00 PM Title: Microsoft Developer Dinner: Hands-on Natural User Interfaces: Multi-touch development with Silverlight and WPF 4 Description: The Natural User…

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Bing Maps 3D, WPF, and Windows 7 MultiTouch

Have you seen the Microsoft Surface Globe application in the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7?  There are plenty of videos of the app in action on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSurfaceGlobe. Would you like to build an app like this yourself?  Thanks to InfoStrat.VE, you can! Josh Blake just announced the R2 release of InfoStrat.VE.  Amongst other…

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Bing Maps roadshow in Reston

Want to get up to speed on the latest release of Bing Maps including both the Ajax and Silverlight controls as well as the SOAP web services?  Don’t miss the upcoming roadshow in Reston, Va.  Details: http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/govmaps/archive/2009/11/24/bing-maps-roadshow-coming-to-reston-virgina.aspx “At this event, experts will provide an overview of Bing Maps as a powerful visualization tool for geographic…

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