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Licensing: Server/Client Side RRS feed

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  • I have a product that is targeted at small commercial companies. They can't afford the minimum licensing fees for Bing Maps. It was recommended that I do the licensing myself and then channel the mapping requests of the customers through the service I purchase from Bing Maps. However, all the controls including credentials are on the client side. So how do I approach this? Are there any examples for a setup like that?

    • Moved by Ricky_Brundritt Saturday, March 10, 2012 10:44 AM (From:Bing Maps: Map Control and Web services Development)
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:46 PM

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  • One way is to assign each client their own Bing Maps Key and then generate the reports from that. Not that if the client has minimal traffic and their site is public accessible they can use the developer account in most cases if their annual usage is less than 500,000 transactions or 125,000 user sessions. See this post for more information: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vemapcontroldev/thread/1547a862-f253-4a55-9668-20a0adfc7d46
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    • Marked as answer by hfaun Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:56 PM
    Friday, August 26, 2011 4:23 PM
  • Richard, this will not be public so I can't use the fee version. But your input on using different keys for different clients should work perfectly. Thanks a lot for that tip. Is there a limit to the number of keys? I could not find anything about that.
    Saturday, August 27, 2011 4:47 AM
  • Currently there is a limit of 5 keys per account however contact your Bing Maps account manager or  maplic@microsoft.com for more information as this can be modified for Enterprise customers.
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    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:53 PM
  • Richard, thanks.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:56 PM