Chris Pendleton announced that Microsoft made available for download MapPoint 2009 and Streets and Trips 2009 at the end of the past week. The data has been updated and the UI for the client is drastically different, but the API remains the same. What are the release dates? The North American version will be available for purchase on Sept. 1, 2008. The European Edition will be available Jan. 1, 2009. These are the same dates that the product will be available on MSDN. Do I still need to install the Access DB engine. Yes. Is there still a limit for mapping 10,000 pushpins? Yes and no.
MapPoint 2009 gives you the power to visualize business data and communicate insights with instant impact. Before you hit the road, plug in your stops and MapPoint plots the most efficient course with turn-by-turn driving directions. MapPoint 2009 with GPS Locator adds routing and directions to easily plan your trips and track your location in real-time.
Download: MapPoint North America 2009 Trial
Streets and Trips 2009: Every trip is a good one with Microsoft Streets & Trips 2009! With tools and features to help you create custom routes, set driving preferences, plan breaks, and calculate travel costs, this trip planning software makes travel easier, whether you're going around town or anywhere across the U.S. and Canada. As the #1 best-selling travel and map software, it gets you where you're going quickly, easily, and without all the guesswork.