Just highlighting a word, and then using the floating conditional Activities toolbar (kind of like the one in Office 2007) presents me with a number of options based on my selection.  Choosing 'Map with Live Maps' brings up a snapshot of the location in Virtual Earth!  Pretty cool I'd say!


Similarly, again using the floating toolbar button, I can translate a piece of text, instantly, with a Live Translation activity!  Very handy!

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