Microsoft ESP announced


Starting Jan 1, 2008, the FS technology will be available for commercial purposes as a platform for solution providers to develop on top of.


See


http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2216455,00.asp


http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/AQW08614112007-1.htm


Interesting times ahead.


Note the name is not an acronym for anything, it is just the 3 letters.


Comments (3)

  1. Garry Trinder says:

    It does have the nice connotation of Extra Sensory Perception though, which is great for a visualization tool. 😀

    Good luck with the new platform.

  2. Interesting point at blogs.msdn.com

  3. Timmo says:

    Yay- Good stuff MS/Aces. Ive been trialling FSX as a Geospatial Visualisation tool since other options (i.e. ESRI ArcGlobe) are expensive, buggy, and simply less ‘pretty’ in comparison. The ELUA kind of limits the ‘real world’ applications that I can come up with since FSX is just for ‘Entertainment Purposes’….but the results and the price usually leave people in my line of work gobsmacked. FSX certainly has the rendering tech and im assuming the ESP interface will speed up data conversion etc… I cant wait.