Now you can plan your route and see what construction you may run into. Here in Michigan it is critical to have this data. You can even create favorate landmarks to share and can even layer Virtual Earth over it. (Satellite images). Users can attach pictures (such as landmarks) and notes to locations. They can be saved, linked, e-mail or posted on Spaces http://www.betanews.com/article/Windows_Live_Local_Update_Adds_Traffic/1148485813 http://local.live.com
For the times you can’t afford to be late… • Be efficient.Map your appointment and meeting locations directly from within Microsoft® Office Outlook. Get driving directions, print detailed maps, find optimized trip routes, and estimate travel times. Receive reminders based on the estimated travel time. Even save details to view when you’re offline. • Share it.Send Outlook appointment location details to others—even those without the add-in. • Find what you need.Quickly locate restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, gas stations and other points of interest near your meeting location and map the best route. http://www.microsoft.com/mappoint/outlook/download.mspx
http://www.betanews.com/article/MS_Plans_Windows_Live_Answer_Service/1147111960 To sign up for the beta: http://ideas.live.com I saw a demo of it and I really liked it.