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In this article I will provide the steps required to be completed in order to set up Bing Maps in Dynamics CRM 2013.
If the Bing map key is not entered correctly you end up with the following message on each Bing map "The specified credentials are invalid. You can sign up for a free developer account at https://www.bingmapsportal.com", as you see in the screenshot below.
Please follow the steps outlined below in order to create a Bing Maps trial key.
Open Internet Explorer and access the URL https://www.bingmapsportal.com . Once the page opens, you would notice an option to login using your Live ID.
Once you enter your Live ID and login, the system would take you to the portal home page, with an announcement displayed. Ignore the announcement.
Click on the link called “Create or View Links” under My Accounts. It would open the form to create a new key.
Enter the required details and click on the Submit button to generate the new key.
Once the keys are generated, you can view the keys from the same page at the bottom.
Once the keys are generated, you can go to CRM Settings window (Settings >> Administration >> System Settings) and go to the General Tab.
You will notice a section called “Enable Bing Maps”, under which you can copy-paste the Bing Maps trial key which you have generated.
Alternatively you can always switch off the Bing map feature on the form by setting the "Show Bing Maps on forms" value to "No".
I hope this helps…
Until next post!
Thanks for your instructions - we set up Bing maps successfully. We have found that it has just stopped working properly. Only rarely will it actually try and display an address.
Anyone else having a similar issue?
Thanks for concise, easy to follow directions
I found CRM2Maps a helpful and Free alternative with point to point directions.
Thanks for sharing the steps, I dont have The highlighted section (Enable Bing Maps) under CRM Settings
Clear and straightforward directions. Much appreciated.
Hi All - Thanks for the update. We are glad it was of help to you.
Can you also set the zoom level for the maps?
Hi, we have the Bingmaps Key, have the option set to yes, but when I go into any forms, the Bing map button is greyed out. Has anyone else encountered this?