Microsoft has released Bing Maps Preview for Windows 8.1 and Skype users in particular will find it more useful as the calling and messaging app has been fully integrated into the mapping platform, which also features over seventy high-res 3D cities, OpenTable integration, street-level photography, and Live Tile support. The new app also introduces a new 3D graphics engine which Microsoft says delivers more realistic visuals across a wide range of angles, visuals that Microsoft claims only take “a matter of weeks” to implement into the service.
…simply selecting a landmark or business will allow you to perform a range of tasks, including place calls…
As you can see above, simply selecting a landmark or business will allow you to perform a range of tasks, including place calls to that particular business or landmark. This should prove very useful for those using the Surface 2, the Nokia Lumia 2520, or other Windows 8.1 device while out and about.
If you haven’t already downloaded it, you can find the new Bing Maps Preview in the Windows Store. We’ve also embedded a video below to help give you a taste of what the new software has to offer.