Integrating Silverlight BING Maps with SharePoint 2010

Posted on 3/31/2010 @ 2:27 AM in #SharePoint by | Feedback | 746 views

Okay this video is super duper cool!

You’ve heard of bing.com right? Have you tried out the silverlight maps on bing? WHAT? YOU HAVEN’T!? REALLY!?! You should! Seriously, the bing silverlight maps are way way way cooler than their google counterpart. They are simply mindblowing.

Now, what if I told you, you could integrate those, and the power of the bing geocoding api, AND, the bing search engine, AND routing capabilities, all on a silverlight map, and throw in the Yahoo geocoding api over a REST interface, all running inside SharePoint? And that too as a sandbox solution! (Take that  you doubters/haters!)

No seriously! I am not joking!

In this video, I demonstrate exactly the above, all integrated and running happily inside of SharePoint 2010. Note that you can also make this work in SharePoint 2007. I used the Telerik Silverlight Controls to make all this happen. And as always, only about 2% of the video is slides, all of the rest is all hands-on code. The entire application, is written right in front of your eyes, in about an hour.

Plenty of good stuff here

in this video

Hope you like it! Have fun!

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On 3/30/2010 7:18:22 AM Jeremy Thake said ..
Great amount of detail mate! Berlin...should have used Perth...that's where it's at!


On 3/30/2010 7:23:53 AM Sahil Malik said ..
Yeah but showing driving directions from Perth to anywhere would be a real bitch .. no? :)


On 5/13/2010 8:00:16 PM Reza said ..
Your video link in this page does not work


On 9/30/2011 3:47:15 AM Abdullah Baig said ..
Such a great informative video, I truly appreciate your effort!


On 10/7/2011 12:50:13 PM Ricky Brundritt said ..
You may want to use the Bing Maps REST services to do the geocoding: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff701714.aspx


On 2/20/2012 5:21:40 AM Ayshwarya said ..
Sahil, the video link page returns a 404. Has this been removed?