Important Announcement: Bing Maps for Enterprise Service Deprecation

News
12 June 2024

On May 21, 2024, Microsoft announced the deprecation and eventual retirement of its Bing Maps for Enterprise service:

  • Bing Maps for Enterprise has been deprecated and will be retired.
  • Enterprise account customers can continue to use Bing Maps for Enterprise services until June 30, 2028.
  • Free (Basic) account customers can continue to use Bing Maps for Enterprise services until June 30, 2025.
  • No new customers for Bing Maps for Enterprise will be accepted beginning June 30, 2024.
  • To avoid service disruptions, all implementations that rely on Bing Maps for Enterprise REST APIs and SDKs must be updated to use Azure Maps by retirement dates.

This change is part of Microsoft's initiative to unify its enterprise maps product offerings: Bing Maps for Enterprise and Azure Maps. For additional information, please refer to the following Microsoft announcements:

Impact on DevExpress Map Controls

Bing Maps delivers core services for the DevExpress Map Control across multiple platforms:

We recognize that many applications and clients will be affected by Microsoft's recent decision. Accordingly, we expect to add Azure Maps service support for the following DevExpress components later this year:

If you or your customers are using a Free (Basic) account, these changes will allow you to update your implementation and test our Azure Maps service provider approximately six months before the retirement date. Those using Bing Maps for Enterprise will have a much longer timeframe to update/test our Azure Maps service provider.

Actions You Can Take Today

You can take the following actions today should you need to integrate mapping functionality after June 30, 2024 (when Bing Maps will stop accepting new accounts):

Desktop Platforms (WinForms, WPF and VCL)

DevExpress Map controls for WinForms and WPF can obtain image tile data, search, and geocode functionality from the non-commercial OpenStreetMaps service. Maps for WinForms and WPF also offer methods to obtain map info from alternative image tile providers using relevant APIs:

If your application uses our VCL Map Control, you can use the OpenStreetMap Imagery REST service as a replacement.

Web Platforms (Angular, React, Vue and ASP.NET Core/MVC/Blazor)

For web-based platforms and frameworks (including jQuery), Google Maps remains a viable option. Refer to the following help topics for additional information in this regard:

Your Feedback

We value your feedback and would appreciate it if you could complete the short survey below to help us understand your Map-related usage priorities and allocate resources effectively:

Free DevExpress Products - Get Your Copy Today

The following free DevExpress product offers remain available. Should you have any questions about the free offers below, please submit a ticket via the DevExpress Support Center at your convenience. We'll be happy to follow-up.