Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 now comes with an out of the box integration with Bing Maps. This integration uses the address record of your account, lead, contact or custom entity to enable that location and render a Bing Map right on the CRM 2013 page. These maps have the typical Bing Maps functionality: you can see nearby landmarks, “grab” a map and move it around, and you can use your mouse’s scroll wheel to zoom in or out. Move your cursor over the location dot to display the address in a pop-up, and click on the map to get directions.
Bing Maps can be displayed in forms for the account, contact and lead forms. You can remove the Bing Maps area in the form editor or add it back by using the Bing Maps button on the Insert tab of the form editor.
To enable Bing Maps the system setting ‘Show Bing Maps on forms’ must be enabled.
- Click on Dynamics CRM-> Settings tile
- Click on Settings-> Administration tile
- Click on System Settings icon
- Set ‘Yes’ to ‘Enable Bing maps’->‘Show Bing Maps on forms’ in ‘General’ tab
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 on-premise organizations will need to enter a Bing Maps Key and enter it in the system setting Please enter Bing Maps key. Obtain a Bing Map key from: https://www.bingmapsportal.com. Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online subscribers do not require a key.
How to add Bing maps: Below screenshots shows how to add Bing Maps to Account entity main form
- Go to Account entity customizations and click on Account main form
- Click on ‘Bing Maps’ from INSERT tab
|General||Label||Required: A label to display for the Bing Maps.|
|Display label on the form||Whether the label should be displayed.|
|Select an address to use with the Bing Maps control||Choose which address should be used to provide data for the map.|
|Visible by default||Showing the Bing maps is optional and can be controlled using scripts. More information: Visibility options|
|Formatting||Select the number of columns the control occupies||When the section containing the Bing Maps has more than one column you can set the field to occupy up to the number of columns that the section has.|
|Select the number of rows the control occupies||You can control the height of the Bing Maps by specifying a number of rows.|
|Automatically expand to use available space||You can allow the Bing Maps height to expand to available space.|