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bluefireball
05-16-2008, 08:14 PM
We're so eager to know if we can throw the old ActiveX programming model away and move into the .Net friendly world.

Eric Frost
05-17-2008, 07:31 AM
There is a new MapPoint version planned ( see mappoint 2009 - Google Search (http://www.google.com/search?q=mappoint+2009) ) but Microsoft has not announced any details.

Eric

mpocxuser
06-03-2008, 06:07 PM
Not even a hint on this from MS? If its in the works, it shows a lack of respect for developers and users that absolutely no info is being provided before hand. But then we've all grown accustomed to that...

I suppose we'll know in about 6 weeks.

Or the date will come and go quietly, then a new date will be magically provided out of thin air.

Eric Frost
06-04-2008, 05:40 AM
I would recommend to contact them..

maplic@microsoft.com

I know they have shown it to some partners, but they are probably under NDA.

It's a small product and management has limited resources... I'm sure they have plans to communicate soon...

I would expect it will have updated streets and some features previously added to Streets & Trips, but if past versions are any indication there will few if any API changes.

Eric

mpocxuser
06-04-2008, 01:41 PM
Thanks Eric. I understand the product has a limited customer base, and the focus is more on the Web Service and/or VE. One of these days I'll get around to looking more closely to see if one or the other of those makes sense for my application. Until then, I have a customer with the desktop version that I have to keep happy. He has suggested looking at a couple other (non MS) products, but I have resisted so far as my plate is pretty full, and his budget is limited...

I know not to hope for too much in the next version, but keep fingers crossed that I'll be pleasantly surprised when it comes out.

Thanks Again,