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On May 21, 2024, we shared our vision for a single enterprise mapping platform at Microsoft and that we are unifying our Bing Maps for Enterprise offering under Azure Maps. This means that going forward, Azure Maps will combine the best of Bing Maps for Enterprise and Azure Maps. Today we are announcing that as part of these unification efforts, Bing Maps for Enterprise will be retired.

Bing Maps for Enterprise will be retired on June 30, 2028. Existing Bing Maps for Enterprise customers can continue to license Bing Maps for Enterprise APIs and SDKs until June 30, 2028. We will however no longer be accepting new Bing Maps for Enterprise customers from June 30, 2024. Customers with an enterprise license have until June 30, 2028, to transition to Azure Maps, while customers on the free and basic license for Bing Maps for Enterprise have until June 30, 2025.

Azure Maps’ next-generation geospatial cloud services and SDKs are constructed specifically for Microsoft Enterprise customers to provide scalable location capabilities and geographically relevant data. Azure Maps provides some of the best geospatial capabilities available on the enterprise market today. Services like Azure Maps Creator lead the way for some of the newest inventions within Azure Maps with many new services on the horizon. Even though Bing Maps for Enterprise services are being deprecated, Azure Maps brings you those same services you’re accustomed to, such as Maps, Routing, Search (Geocoding and POI), and Traffic, built with in-cloud partners like TomTom. Azure Maps brings in new ways to build cloud-scale web, native, and mobile applications leveraging the security, privacy, compliance, and scalability that comes from being on the Azure platform.

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How to migrate from Bing Maps

Below are some general guidelines to follow when migrating from Bing Maps’ deprecated controls to Azure Maps. Your migration strategy will differ, depending on the technology used. Where possible, we recommend moving towards web-based technologies, as they allow for a consistent experience from web to native experiences and from desktop to mobile device types.

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Frequently asked questions

  • While Bing Maps for Enterprise will continue to be available to renew for existing customers until June 30,2028, new customers will no longer be able to license Bing Maps for Enterprise from June 30, 2024. Azure Maps will be the focus for Microsoft going forward for enterprise geospatial and mapping feature expansion. Learn more about Azure Maps with this overview.

  • Learn more about Azure Maps documentation here.

  • Detailed geographic coverage by Azure Maps service can be found at

  • Migrating from Bing Maps for Enterprise  to Azure Maps should be generally straightforward. Conceptually and technically (i.e.: REST, JavaScript, etc.), Bing Maps for Enterprise and Azure Maps are very similar. There is also technical migration documentation available to assist in a migration from Bing Maps for Enterprise to Azure Maps, along with tutorials and How-to guides in the left-hand navigation bar.

  • We encourage you to work with an Azure Maps specialist to determine if there is a workaround in Azure Maps or if/when the feature or geographic coverage required is added.

  • Azure Maps is a part of Azure—Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. Azure allows for multiple licensing options, including licensing under Volume Licensing (such as a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement), pay-as-you-go, or through Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider program.

    Check out the Azure Pricing FAQ or try it for free.

  • If you previously purchased Bing Maps for Enterprise under a Volume Licensing agreement (EA, Select, Open Value or from an ISV who has joined our Cloud Service Provider program), you can still do that. While Azure Maps does not require a 12-month commitment like Bing Maps for Enterprise. Azure Maps accounts, you do have to sign up for an Azure account first.

  • Similar to BME, Azure Maps usage is measured in transactions usage. Azure Maps service usage (i.e.: API calls) generates transactions usage, in which you are billed for. To see the transactions info for each Azure Maps service, see

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