I used MS S&T for quick evaluation of routes for trip planning, and also as a "just-in-case" to my GPS when traveling since I had the version with the (now useless) GPS receiver. " The screen-shot is after I had already received the warning and gone through the Repair/Reinstall procedures using the original installation media.
They are not far from making enough of my software obsolete that Linux becomes a viable alternative.
If my older, 3-license version of Office goes, I'm gone.
Only the many Access reports I have developed over the years keeps me from doing that.
"Ah, maybe it's on the DVD," I thought—and found a folder called GPSDrvrs, which contained two subfolders: Navation and Pharos.News of the retirement of Map Point and Streets & Trips comes courtesy of Brad Sams over at Neowin, who noticed that both products had received "end of life" notifications on their respective web sites. Map Point was the underlying technology for Streets & Trips, which could be purchased in retail packaging with a hardware (and USB-based) GPS unit.Coincidentally, I'm in Quebec as I write this, and the last time we were here about 10 years ago, we drove and used Streets & Trips with this device on a laptop.Like CD-based encyclopedias, Microsoft's traditionally sold mapping products, Map Point and Streets & Trips, had their time in the sun. There is already an impressive replacement available in Bing Maps.But with users increasingly accessing location information through online services on mobile devices, these products no longer make sense. And it's available in mobile app form—and backed by incredible Nokia HERE Maps technology—on both .x and Windows Phone.