Welcome to MapForums!

Register, sign in, or use Facebook Connect above to join in and participate in the forum.

When you are signed in, this message, the ads in this row, and the red-underlined link ads all go away.

Subscribe to receive our newsletter.
Subscribe Unsubscribe
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Holy Disappointment, Batman! (MapPoint 04)

This is a discussion on Holy Disappointment, Batman! (MapPoint 04) within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Well, first looks, it seems that there's absolutely nothing nw for VB developers. No new methods (except for one thing ...

  1. #1
    EdB
    EdB is offline Member Green Belt
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    56

    Holy Disappointment, Batman! (MapPoint 04)

    Well, first looks, it seems that there's absolutely nothing nw for VB developers. No new methods (except for one thing that has to do with UK), properties or events (Thought they'd give in and add the extract Lat/Long functionality so we could drop the work around). No .Net framework stuff.

    Am I missing something, or was this just an extremely overpriced upgrade?

  2. #2
    Anonymous is offline Senior Member Black Belt
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    5,137

    You are correct sir!

    MP 2004 is only for people who need upgrades to the following:

    * New Streets for the Maps
    * New Demographics

    It's basically the same thing as MP 2002.

    Kinda feels like turning in the same term paper for another class back in college. Microsoft made a big mistake here. Too much .NOT Yet crap.

  3. #3
    Anonymous is offline Senior Member Black Belt
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    5,137

    Disappointment is too-kind a word!

    If you're missing something then it's a closely kept secret because I find nothing anywhere to suggest otherwise. Based on the added funtionality and the upgrade price, sounds like the MP Product Manager used to work for IBM. It's the old "get 'em by the balls & squeeze" marketing philosophy. MS has apparently moved to the "squeeze" stage now.

    So, does anyone know of a good product for map app developers?

  4. #4
    EdB
    EdB is offline Member Green Belt
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    56

    A Package For Bill

    Thanks for the feedback. :evil: I won't stand for it DAMN IT!!!! :evil:
    Just got my RMA.

  5. #5
    jscott099 is offline Junior Member White Belt
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    8

    MP2004

    I agree, nothing new except updating maps that were hopelessly out of date compared to other solutions. Nothing for VB developers. SDK has not been updated. None of the developer doc was touched. If you are a VB.NET programmer you still have to basically figure it all out for yourself.
    Jesse Scott
    Varicom, Inc.
    Service Management Optimization Dispatching Solutions

  6. #6
    Anonymous is offline Senior Member Black Belt
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    5,137

    New EULA

    One exciting new feature is the greatly enhanced EULA, which now makes it illegal to use Mappoint for anything having to do with tracking vehicles using GPS, or for "fleet" applications of over 50 vehicles. This compelling feature provides added incentive to review the competion, such as GeoMicro, or ESRI!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. MP 2006 - disappointment for developers
    By renatoa in forum MapPoint Desktop Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-13-2006, 04:01 PM
  2. New MapPoint user - What a disappointment!
    By Anonymous in forum MapPoint Desktop Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-18-2002, 02:55 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27