Microsoft Maps Makes a Move Against Google (eWeek Weblog)

Starting May 24, Microsoft's Live Local online mapping feature will let users share maps and other location information directly from Live Messenger, the new version of Microsoft's popular MSN Messenger.

Live Local is also available directly from Microsoft's Outlook Calendar, an office computer desktop staple. Users must first download and install some freely available software.



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  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'Hendo the Crescendo"'
    Has Microsoft forgotten that it's claim to fame is volume and not quality?
    Perhaps they can do what they did to develop excel?
    Find some freeware GIS package then close the archetecture and market it as the
    holy grail of GIS.
    We need intuitive products that help us get work done and we need
    work-arounds when the product fails. Me thinks, "The quality software train
    has left the station, again, without Microsoft. "
    In the finest Microsoft tradition, will we be left overfed and undernourished
    in it's GIS market?
    Personally, I think this represents a great opportunity to diversify our diets and
    kick the Microsoft habit.


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