Downloadable Virtual Earth Code Samples

Marc Schweigert just updated his Virtual Earth (VE) map control demos. Marc basically redid all the samples from the Virtual Earth Interactive SDK in a Visual Studio solution.   You can find all the information on his blog at Cheers!    Daniel


Did you miss MIX08? Watch the keynotes live!

Alright! Fair enough! This is too late for the first keynote from Ray Ozzie, Scott Guthrie, Dean Hachamovitch. Fortunately though you can watch this keynote online 🙂 So, here are the keynote links: Wednesday, March 5 •    9:30 am (GTM -08:00), Keynote : Ray Ozzie, Scott Guthrie, Dean Hachamovitch  — streamed live here.  Thursday, March…


ANNOUNCEMENT: Tafiti goes Shared Source

Today, we are announcing the release of the Tafiti Search Visualization source code to CodePlex which means developers can download, modify, and resell the code (see MS-PL License for all the details). Sweet 🙂    Daniel


Geocoding or How to transform a list of addresses into Latitude/Longitude values and display them on a map? Sourcecode included!

Since I did and occasionally talk about Virtual Earth I almost always get asked the same question. Someone has a list of companies/stores/medics/pharmacies/clubs/museums/”u name it” with the address consisting of the street, zip code and the city, wants to display those items on a map and provide additional information for them. Unfortunately I never…


Windows Live Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio – November CTP and Windows Live Spaces Photo API (Alpha) available :-)

We just released the Windows Live Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio – November CTP. This release of Windows Live Tools provides basic functionality associated with building websites using Windows Live Contacts, Windows Live ID authentication, LoginView and Silverlight streaming. This release also provides a project template for creating Windows Live website. Get all the details…


YEAH! Virtual Earth v6 is now available :-)

Woahh! This is awesome news! Virtual Earth (VE) is available in version 6 and – as you might know – I have strong feelings about VE since I started 🙂 As a matter of fact the first thing I did was upgrading to v6 of VE. Because of the awesome improvements in the…


Upload your pictures to Flickr using Windows Live Photo Gallery

What a great day for photo enthusiasts 🙂 Michael Palermiti announced today on the Microsoft PhotoBlog that Windows Live Photo Gallery has received the stamp of approval from the super cool people at Flickr as a first-class application for uploading your photos to your Flickr account. Read the full story on Do you use Flickr?…


Endlich ein Flug mit Warteschleife :-)

Ok, dass ich soetwas mal schreiben würde hätte ich nicht gedacht! Seit ich meinen neuen GPS Empfänger (DG-100 GPS Data Logger) habe, der auch im Flugzeug funktioniert, wollte ich schon immer wissen, wie ein Landeanflug mit Warteschleife aussieht 🙂 Heute war es dann soweit und hier ist das Ergebnis (leider hat der Empfänger bei der…


Windows Live SkyDrive ROCKZ!

  How sweet is this? We’re updating Windows Live SkyDrive ( with some new features, and with more storage! Here are the highlights of these updates. 1 GB of storage – Everyone now gets 1 GB of space. RSS feeds – You can subscribe to RSS feeds on public folders.  You will receive a notification…