Bing Maps Beta

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Microsoft’s Bing Maps released a new beta version which now uses the company’s Silverlight technology .  The release also debuts Streetside, Microsoft’s version of Google’s popular Street View imagery.

PC World published an article about the release and noted that cccording to Satya Nadella, the senior vice president for Microsoft’s online services division, “Bing Maps beta requires users to download Microsoft’s free Silverlight plug-in. The existing version, which uses AJAX (asynchronous Javascript and XML), is still available, but Microsoft will focus its efforts on the Silverlight version moving forward.”

Read more:

Microsoft’s Bing Tries to Leapfrog Google Maps

Bing Maps Beta: Microsoft Should Repent and SimplifyCritical review by David Coursey of PC World

Bing Maps Beta: The Good and the Bad – Pros and Cons by Jared Newman of PC World

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