Last week during the keynote at MIX09, Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president at Microsoft, announced the Virtual Earth Silverlight control, which will be made available to developers on Friday. The Virtual Earth Silverlight control will provide a smoother transition between zoom levels and when panning the maps, while significantly improving the load time required to render maps, all of which makes for a more seamless experience. For more information, please visit: http://blogs.msdn.com/virtualearth/a...p-control.aspx.
I have just started to add support for SQL Server support in MPMileage.
MPMileage is designed to work with databases, and SQL Server is a natural addition. It currently supports Access and Excel. It is likely that the new addition will support SQL Server 2000 and later, although the exact version support has not been finalized.
Are you interested in beta testing the new SQL Server interface? If so, let me know...
New versions of all three products have been released over the past couple of days.
MileCharter v2.10 and RouteWriter v2.7 both add support for Windows 7 and improved license key handling in multiple-addin environments.
MPSuperShape v1.7 also adds support for Windows 7, in addition to support for the StyleMap tag during KML import. As well as some minor import/export bug gixes, v1.7 also adds the ability to export freeform shapes as all closed shapes, or all open lines.
The MapPoint Team at Microsoft is conducting the first ever survey of customers to see what they want in future versions of MapPoint!
This is a good sign -- although there there have been several enhancements (especially the changes in the most recent version, MapPoint 2009) the product's functionality for users wanting to do business mapping has not changed much since MapPoint 2002.
I'm sure you have some thoughts - share them to help shape future MapPoint releases
Updated 02-06-2010 at 10:49 AM by Eric Frost
MapPoint 2009 Europe is now shipping.
New features include -- Refreshed geographic data. Use updated geographic data sets in MapPoint to display trends and illustrate key points on maps.Updated user interface & improved usability. Streamlined redesign simplifies tasks and improves usability while driving. With the new integrated pan/select cursor feature, you can simply left-drag to pan and right-drag to select, which saves a huge amount of clicks and mouse
Updated 02-17-2009 at 11:53 AM by MapPoint & VE News