NEW Government Developer website - LAUNCHED!

I am pleased to announce the launch of our new website that provides information and resources for developers that work either directly or indirectly for the U.S. Federal, State and local governments. The site can be accessed at: http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/developer/default.aspx   -Nandita

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WEBCAST: Microsoft and IDV Solutions at Work for the Enterprise

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Jerry asked me to help spread the word. “… Visual Fusion from IDV Solutions combines with Bing Maps, SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies to create a visual mashup platform, empowering organizations to unite data from otherwise incompatible sources – enterprise data stores, Web feeds, spreadsheets and more -…

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Integrating Virtual Earth 3D into WPF and Surface Applications for Mere Mortals

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. I just published a Channel 9 interview with Josh Wall and Josh Blake from InfoStrat about their Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Surface controls that make integrating Virtual Earth 3D a breeze.  Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/Ch9InfoStratVE “Virtual Earth 3D has many applications, but until recently has only been…

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Virtual Earth / MapDotNet webcast

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Interested in learning how to build Virtual Earth solutions and lowering the amount of custom code you need to write?  Have a look at the upcoming webcast Jerry just blogged about: Microsoft Virtual Earth May 2009 Webcast: Virtual Earth & MapDotNet for Economic Development -Marc

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InfoStrat.VE – Intermediate fix published for the latest 3D control

NOTE: This was cross posted from here Due to popular demand, InfoStrat just published an intermediate fix to get their InfoStrat.VE control working on top of the latest Virtual Earth 3D release.  You will notice that they just made a changeset available.  What they made available is not fully tested.  Once it is, they will…

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Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference - Albany, NY April 15, 2009

On behalf of Microsoft, I invite you to the Public Sector Developer conference in Albany, NY on April 15, 2009. Please read on for agenda and registration information   ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!    Conference Title   Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference   Venue Albany Marriott Hotel 189 Wolf Road Albany,…

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Microsoft Surface GIS Apps by Infostrat

I’ve been working with a number of partners lately on building Microsoft Surface apps.  Infostrat is one of them.  They have done some of the best Virtual Earth integration work I have seen so far.  Have a look at this video that highlights their work: Want to learn what Surface development is all about?  Check…

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RELEASED: Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper for 6.2

Thanks to the quick effort from Chris Pietschmann, I am happy to announce that we have an updated version of the Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper that is in sync with the update Virtual Earth Map Control 6.2.  You can learn more about what’s new in 6.2 at http://blogs.msdn.com/virtualearth/archive/2008/09/24/announcing-the-virtual-earth-web-service-and-virtual-earth-map-control-6-2.aspx.  UPDATE: I wanted to also mention…

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Virtual Earth, SQL 2008, & GeoJSON

I’ve been chatting with Vish over email.  He made me aware his approach to getting SQL 2008 & Virtual Earth to play well together using GeoJSON.  I actually didn’t know about GeoJSON.  Thanks Vish!  Check out his post explaining the approach: http://viswaug.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/sql-server-2008-virtualearth-made-easier-and-building-a-rest-api/ -Marc Technorati Tags: .net framework,sql server 2008,virtual earth,wcf

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Virtual Earth ASP.NET Control Samples

John O’Brien, a Windows Live Developer MVP, has been cranking out samples of how to use the Virtual Earth ASP.NET Control.  He’s also blogging over at www.liveside.net now.  His latest post is titled Server Side Clustering and comes complete with videos!  John has also created a site where you can see his samples live and…

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