Live maps (maps.live.com) has been updated with a new intuitive UI.. check it out.. its got several new features.. One thing that has me excited is the 1 click directions
Search for a business and it shows the list of matches with a link '1-click directions' .. Click on the link and you get something like the image below... Now most of the times I just need to know the last couple of turns to the place and this is exactly what it gives.... Life made simple ...
For the mobile users, check out the site http://m.live.com/
And then there is Live 411 search.. Dial the toll free number (800)CALL-411 and say the state/city.. and you can then search for businesses... Pretty cool..huh