Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Microsoft Windows Live Local Version 3

Microsoft Corp has a cool new services out for Map lovers…Windows Live Local, Virtual Earth map control and Windows Live Local Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook. I did a search for Fanling in Hong Kong the search took some time, however when I searched for Seattle, WA the results came up really quick.

  • Microsoft Corp today announced the third release of Windows Live(TM) Local, the company’s online local search and mapping service that gives people the ability to quickly find maps, directions and local search information that is layered on top of rich, immersive aerial photography. Added functionality includes real-time traffic flow and incident reporting, newsocial networking tools that enable users to save and share their favorite local experiences, and productivity enhancements from extending the Windows Live Local experience into Microsoft(R) Office Outlook(R) and Windows Live Messenger. The service is also expanding its beta release to the U.K. and a limited version to Canada. Windows Live Local is available at http://local.live.com

Also being released today is Windows Live Local Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook. This add-in introduces Windows Live Local mapping capabilities to the Outlook Calendar, enabling Outlook users to find and print maps and directions to meeting locations from within Outlook.

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