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  • Blog Post: Additional Virtual Earth Blog

    Johannes Kebeck is a Technology Specialist on the Virtual Earth Sales Team. Besides being an all around studd, he now has a very developer-focused blog about building applications with Virtual Earth. Johannes has been helping our enterprise customers build out custom applications using MapPoint 200x...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Platform Exam & Training

    As part of Microsoft Learning, we’ve updated our exam for application development against the Bing Maps Platform . What’s this all about? For those of you who are new to Microsoft Learn, it’s all about getting certifications. Certifications lead to qualifications. Qualifications lead...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth at Tech Ed 2009

    Keith Kinnan will be on site presenting at Tech Ed this year in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 13 in a session titled “Deep Dive on Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control (session ID: WUX402).” Ok, so I did a deep dive talk at MIX which you can watch online , BTW. “Well, Chris,” you...
  • Blog Post: Location Intelligence - VE + SQL Server 2008 Spatial

    Ed Katibah (Spatial Ed) and I are doing a workshop Monday, April 28 morning at The Location Intelligence Conference in Santa Clara, CA. The workshop will focus on integration points between Virtual Earth and SQL Server. The workshop starts at 9AM. We provided the following description: Title: Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Life 2.0 & Virtual Earth

    Yesterday, I did a Virtual Earth presentation in Second Life as a part of the Dr. Dobbs Life 2.0 Conference "inworld." What a trip. First off, I was asked to do this last week and having never even been in Second Life I had some work to do. About a year ago, I tried downloading Second Life and my video...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft 311 Service Center with Bing Maps

    Microsoft now has an all-in-one fully integrated solution for city governments with the 311 Citizen Services Center. It combines the power of several Microsoft technologies and has both a citizen-facing portal and a back-end management module, including interactive Bing Maps for both components. When...
  • Blog Post: geekSpeak Webcast: Virtual Earth for Developers (Level 200)

    Wanted to ensure you folks saw this and got it on your calendars (Wednesday, February 11 @ 12 noon PST)…. register for the web cast on MSDN . In this episode of geekSpeak, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Geoffrey Emery shows us how developers can use Microsoft Virtual Earth to provide mapping...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Goes Hollywood (at PDC)

    The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) kicks off tomorrow and Bing Maps will have some fun, yet informative events going on. First off, if you’re at PDC you should follow the @BingMaps handle on Twitter for up to the minute information about what’s going on at the show. Plus...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Business Decision Maker Webcast Posted

    The Microsoft Webcast , "See How Virtual Earth 6.0 Provides an Immersive Web Experience (Level 100)" from last week is now posted for online viewing. If you missed it you can watch and listen here . You can also download the deck I used in the case that you want to reuse the slides. CP
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Platform Web Cast - Fall 2009, Release

    I'm putting together a web cast focused on the latest features of the Bing Maps Platform scheduled for Thursday December 10, 2009 @ 10AM PST. And, this time it's Level 200 so I get to show code! If you're already familiar with the Bing Maps Silverlight Control you may still want to tune in. I may surprise...
  • Blog Post: Updates to Our Road Map Style

    If you have looked at a Bing map in the last 24 hours you might have noticed a few new things about our road map style. So what did we change? Simply put, we made things easier to see. Based on many phases of usability testing we’ve made dozens of changes to improve our base road map style....
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Virtual Earth Platform, Version 5 Overview

    I'll be doing a web cast covering the technicalities for Virtual Earth, Version 5. It's a Level 200 course and should last about an hour with time at the end for Q&A. It's on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 @ 10AM PDT. Here's the description: Join this briefing to learn about the new features and functionality...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

    Going to the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington DC next week? We are too. The Bing Maps team will be there in full force with lots of activities for you to immerse yourself with knowledge about Bing Maps, how Bing Maps are being used by Microsoft Partners via presentation by those partners...
  • Blog Post: InmanTV Interview

    Hey, that's me ! In early August I was asked to interview with Jessica Swesey from Inman to talk about Virtual Earth at the Inman Real Estate Connect Conference In San Francisco . Apparently, the video was just published and was featured in the most recent Inman newsletter. You can see the interview...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Presence at Shop.org Retail Conference

    Microsoft will have a booth at the National Retail Federation's Shop.org Annual Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV Monday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 17 and the Microsoft Virtual Earth team will be there to illustrate the power of location in retail scenarios...
  • Blog Post: ESRI International User Conference 2008

    Awwwwe yeah, I'm coming home San Diego! I love a free trip home. Microsoft Virtual Earth will have a significant presence at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego August 4 - 8, 2008. We've had some strategic announcements with ESRI this year and with the integration of Virtual Earth and...
  • Blog Post: Map Controls in Windows Phone 7 with Chris P.

    Early previews of Windows Phone 7 have shown some pretty powerful integration of Bing Maps. Last week, Chris Pendleton spoke at the Seattle Silverlight Group's Summer Series to provide potential WP7 app developers an overview of Bing Maps and the WP7 Bing Maps controls. You can watch his presentation...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Web Cast Series, March 2009: Hospitality

    The Virtual Earth Web Cast Series continues this month focusing on the travel and hospitality vertical and how Virtual Earth and location can be leveraged to improve performance and the user experience for their applications. On Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, join me with special...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Web Casts – Virtual Earth in Retail Recordings

    I just wrapped up the first Virtual Earth web casts as a part of our new ongoing series to keep people informed about opportunities for leveraging Virtual Earth and to keep you abreast of what’s new in the Virtual Earth product group and what’s storming in my brain that just needs to get out. In February...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Evolution: Insightful Interview with Gur Kimchi

    Gur Kimchi (Bing Maps infrastructure Architect and Development Manager) sat down in an episode of Expert to Expert on Channel 9 to discuss the evolution of Bing Maps (formerly Microsoft Virtual Earth). The interview goes pretty deep in discussing how the original Virtual Earth was built based on a Bill...
  • Blog Post: MIX: Day 2 – The Guys Who Make Virtual Earth Light Up Silver

    While hanging out at 3rd Place during an unsession at MIX, I busted out the camera and recorded a little video showing off the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control while discussing it with the Lead Developer, Keith Kinnan; Lead Tester, Max Artemov; and Lead Program Manager, Train Chiou. Well, the videos...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth @ WPC

    Virtual Earth was featured in Steve Ballmer's keynote speech at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Brian Hall (General Manager, Windows Live Business Group) demonstrated the infamous Contoso company's partner finding application. It's a fairly simple app which loads point data layers on a Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Technical Briefing

    Johannes Kebeck of our EMEA Virtual Earth Team is giving a technical briefing for Virtual Earth on May 8, 2008 @ 10 GMT, London. If you're available and interested you can tune into this free web cast to hear the latest and greatest about VE and a heavy dose of Version 6.1 and probably a peppering of...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Platform Webcasts, April 2010

    Today, April 22, 2010, is the last of 3 webcasts we’ve produced in April to educate you on using the Bing Maps Platform in the Enterprise. I’ll be hosting the web cast today (!!!) at 9AM PDT and for the first time you’ll get to see me over live streaming video! Very chic! Today’s...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Australian Road Show

    As you may or may not know, I'm coming down under next week to present at REMIX and I'm super excited! However, I don't just show up for REMIX and party...although, I do enjoy that aspect of the MIX circuit. In coordination with my local Bing Maps Solution Specialist Peter Ulm, I'm doing a customer and...