Microsoft Bing is Legen.. Wait for it.. Dary!

While enjoying an evening of “How I Met Your Mother" Season 6 on Episode 4 titled “Subway Wars” just noticed that Ted Mosby uses a Windows Laptop and Bing Maps! Cool!

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This is Ted, Showing Marshall that he cannot beat the bus running 7 miles on that route.

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Bing is something that is very familiar to me nowadays, although the high resolution (or street level if you may) is still not available here.

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Now why did I paused for a moment and posted this? Because if you are now developing on WP7 like me (if you are a developer and is still not trying out the WP7, you may want to check that out) .NET 4.0 already has managed code to access WP7 physical devices, one of which is the System.Device.Location namespace (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.device.location(v=VS.92).aspx) where you can find the GeoCoordinateWatcher class (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.device.location.geocoordinatewatcher(v=VS.92).aspx) that implements INotifyPropertyChanged that raises an event whenever your phone changes location – asynchronously. Cool huh. (In normal human term, a programmer can now use BING MAPS + Windows Phone 7 to create location aware phone applications).

 

 

Now back to Episode 04 🙂

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johndelizo

I'm John and in the daytime I am the Chief Technology Officer of VFTS.NET - a consulting firm that specializes on development and deployment of business solutions created with .NET framework on Windows platform and Windows infrastructure projects. I am a core member of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and I regularly conduct technical sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Cloud and Datacenter Management Technical Expertise but away from any keyboard I spend hours reading books, travel, explore, and being busy with my dog named Floppy.

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