Rebranding Microsoft Virtual Earth To…

Microsoft Virtual Earth now has a new name (and it’s not Kumo or Kiev). First, a little background to ensure we’re all on the same page. As of yesterday…. Live Search Maps was our consumer maps offering. This is the web site you go to for maps, aerial photos, directions, searching for points of interest…


Virtual Earth on the Edge (Computing Network)

Today we’re announcing the rollout of Virtual Earth to the Content Delivery Network (a part of Microsoft’s Edge Computing Network). What does this mean? Well, Virtual Earth has historically been in a single data center serving up all these billions of tile images (and the AJAX map control) which service our mapping platforms including the…


Virtual Earth in Hospitality Web Cast Playback

As a follow up to my hospitality focused web cast last week “Hospitality Businesses Create Strong Guest Connections with Virtual Earth (Level 100)” or in the case that you missed the web cast (shame on you), the recording is now available for download on the Momentum web site. I talked about some pretty interesting scenarios…

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BizSpark Program Changes Virtual Earth Licensing for Startups

In an immediate step to adjust our licensing in support for small, start up business, I present to you The BizSpark Program with Virtual Earth. The BizSpark Program is a means of helping small software companies get off the ground with discounted or free software and services from Microsoft. This is a great program to…

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Introducing The Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control

Welcome to MIX! Following suit with many Microsoft web technologies, here’s our product announcement…..It’s been a long time coming – a year, in fact, since I presented a sneak peak of the Microsoft Virtual Earth Silverlight (VESL) Map Control at MIX 2008. Now, here we are a year later at MIX 2009 releasing the Microsoft…

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Virtual Earth – The Webcast Series

  We’re starting a new webcast series focused entirely on Microsoft Virtual Earth. Hosted by yours truly, the Webcast series will be hosted on the Momentum web site and is part of a new bi-monthly routine. Every month we’ll have a Virtual Earth 100 level overview of an industry, a technology or just something useful…

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Auto-Upgrade of Virtual Earth 6.1 to 6.2

A little announcement for those of you NOT signed up with any kind of account and thus not receiving our communications… We’re pleased to announce that your Virtual Earth v6.1 applications will be automatically upgraded to v6.2 on March 5th, 2009. This automatic upgrade will save you the time and effort of actively upgrading on…

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Season’s Greetings from Microsoft Maps

A little token of our nod to the holidays. Check out the site built with a Silverlight interface with post cards highlighting our imagery from our the world. Click on any of them to be redirected to Multimap’s implementation of Virtual Earth imagery on Multimap.com. If you don’t like Multmap, you can use the Virtual…

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Virtual Earth Survey, November 2008

We’re putting out another survey to get your feedback on Microsoft Virtual Earth. Tell us how you REALLY feel. The first 500 respondents get a $10 Visa gift card. If you don’t have time now and don’t care about the $10, but still want to send us your feedback the survey will be up through…

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Multimap Launches Free API (And It Includes Virtual Earth)

It’s been almost a year since Microsoft acquired Multimap. We’ve been pretty quiet integrating them into Microsoft; however, it’s time to make a little noise. As part of the first significant announcement the Multimap team has release a new free API which contains lots of robust features which you can leverage in your applications. And,…

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