The Bing Maps iOS Control is an Objective-C control for embedding maps directly into native iOS apps. With a rich, gesture-based UI provided by Seadragon, the Bing Maps iOS Control provides support for adding pushpins and other overlays to the map, allows your device location to be displayed, and provides the ability to retrieve contextual information for a given map location.
Supported Operating Systems:Apple Mac OS X
- Xcode version 4.0 or later
- The latest version of the iOS SDK. (This SDK is available from http://developer.apple.com. An Apple Developer account is required.)
To download this, click here
The Windows Phone Interoperability site focuses on helping developers who have been creating phone applications on various platforms ramp up quickly on the Windows Phone 7 platform. The goal is to help them leverage existing skills, and provide recipes to successfully design and build applications for the Window Phone. The site will also address interoperability scenarios aiming to provide tools and guidance to help developers building applications for multiple platforms.
Launched today, the iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool helps developers find their way around when they discover the Windows Phone platform. Think of the API mapping tool as being like a translation dictionary…more information, click here
Next week (Week 15), Microsoft will release Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1 (SP1) which will provide increased stability, security, and some new features to the suite – including improved Outlook syncing support – as well as some performance enhancements. This update will enable calendar syncing between Outlook for Mac and Apple’s Sync Services. This will let you sync your Outlook calendar as well as contacts, notes and tasks with any service or device that supports Sync Services, including your iPhone and iPad. Apple is introducing with their new version of MobileMe. MobileMe will no longer sync with MacOS Sync Services as of May 5th (or now if you have already moved your account to the new version of MobileMe calendar). As a result, Outlook 2011 SP1 calendars that sync with Sync Services on the Mac, will NOT be synced with MobileMe calendars.
The new Apple MobileMe Calendar service is an updated calendar service for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC. It includes:
- The best calendar service for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
- Calendar sharing with family and friends
- Calendar publishing for a group or team
- Event invitations with RSVPs
- A new web application
The new MobileMe Calendar uses the CalDAV standard so users can view and edit their calendars using the built-in calendar applications on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. Windows users can also view and edit their calendars with Microsoft Outlook using the MobileMe Control Panel for Windows.
More info Click here
Since Exchange server 2010 SP1 has been released on the 1st of September 2010, its too early for me to roll out on my production environment. “Some of the hotfixes would have been rolled up in a Windows update or service pack. Given that the Exchange team released SP1 earlier than what was planned and announced earlier, it did not align with some of the work with the Windows platform. As a result, some hotfixes are available from MSDN/Connect, and some require that you request them online using the links in the corresponding KBAs. The administrator experience when initially downloading these hotfixes may be a little odd. However, once you download the hotfixes, and receive two of the hotfixes from CSS, you can use the same for subsequent installs on other servers. In due course, all these updates may become available on the Download Center, and also through Windows Update.”. Good to know that Exchange team is closely working on all the issues and updating it. I will wait for another 1 to 2 months for my rollout. For more information http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/09/01/456094.aspx
Also another helpful blog for the SP1 installation… click here
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 accepts only ten devices per account – iOS4..more info click here
Problems when installing Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 on a TMG configured for Mail protection..Click here (Update: A fix for this problem is now available for download as part of Software Update 1 for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 1.)
Microsoft says it’s learned from user feedback about Office 2008 and has tweaked the user interface accordingly in Office 2011. Most notably, there’s a new Ribbon at the top of each document window. The Mac version of the Ribbon doesn’t replace any menu bars, but it does replace Office 2008’s controversial Elements Gallery, which took some fire from Mac users for its size and inflexibility. This new Ribbon is designed to give users quick access to each program’s most commonly used tools. Unlike the Elements Gallery, the ribbon is customizable and, if you want more screen space, completely collapsible. Now users who has volume license can start download the new version from their site and for the rest, it will arrive in time for the 2010 holiday season.
The other big news in Office 2011 is the demise of Entourage and the return of Outlook. The new Outlook will support PST imports (allowing you to move an Outlook installation, including all your old e-mails, from a Windows PC to a Mac). It will also support Microsoft’s Information Rights Management (IRM), which allows senders to specify what recipients can do with messages (print, forward, and so on). Previously-Windows only, IRM is required in some corporate settings.
Microsoft has re-engineered the Outlook message database system to be a series of small files, so it’s more easily backed up with Time Machine and searched in Spotlight. “Outlook’s new database is more reliable, faster, and fully supports Time Machine and Spotlight.
Visual Basic was dropped from Office 2008 in part because it was too technically difficult to port it to the Mac’s then-new Intel CPUs. Microsoft says it began work on that port as far back as 2008—before the last Mac Office shipped. That work is now complete. And the Mac suite will be using the most up-to-date version of Visual Basic, so it’ll be much more compatible with Office for Windows than the Visual Basic in previous versions of Office for Mac.
Apple released iOS 4 recently and since its release there have been numerous reports of a number of issues with new iPhone 4s when using Exchange ActiveSync . Here is the link from Microsoft Exchange Team Blog
PATCH Released from Apple : iPhone users who use the iPhone4 or upgraded to iOS4 must install a related Apple configuration patch on their iPhone. The patch, along with installation directions, can be found here:
iTune 9.2 is ready to download.. http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
Be ready for the new software with this download…cool
The iOS4 Release and iOS 4 Download will be released on June 21, 2010 by Apple. Estimate that the iOS4 Release Date Time is around 9:00 AM Pacific.
If you plan to get the iOS 4 Download, know that it works with iPhone 4G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, and all iPod touch models. You must get iTunes 9.2 download in order to get the iOS4 software when it is released.
I can’t wait to start the Mail connectivity with the multiple exchange account…heeeeee
Now with Exchange server 2010 and Outlook Web apps, there is a menu called Option, where this is actually giving you the Exchange control panel for the selective user. From here you can manage the Phone syncronization.
From this option, you can see your device sync status and also when you lost the phone, you can wipe the data from here to protect your data of the lost phone.
Cool features..when you do Exchange server 2010 with Office 2010 and Office web apps.