Windows & Interoperability: Microsoft Bing Maps Silverlight Features Give Users More Control

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-01-21 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Microsoft announced on Jan. 19 that it would take its Bing Maps Silverlight site, which offers flashy additions such as Streetside and Enhanced Bird's Eye, out of beta mode. As part of that transition from beta, Bing now includes two new features: Destination Maps, which let a user render a particular map in a stylistic manner (including "European," "Sketchy," "American" and "Treasure Map"), and Local Events, which shows what's happening nearby a location on a particular day. The following slides run through those two new features, as well as a few other Silverlight-only tweaks to Bing Maps.
 
 
 

Microsoft Bing Maps Silverlight Features Give Users More Control

Microsoft Bing Maps Silverlight Features Give Users More ControlBy Nicholas Kolakowski
Microsoft Bing Maps Silverlight Features Give Users More Control
 
 
 
 
 
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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