Bing Maps Aerial Imagery, The Second RSS-Fed Windows 7 Theme
Article by George Norman
On 18 May 2011
People keeping track of these things will remember that it was back in August 2010 that Microsoft-rolled out its first RSS-fed theme for the Windows 7 operating system. The name of that theme is Bing Dynamic and it was the first Microsoft-released Windows 7 theme that automatically updated itself through an RSS feed. The RSS feed was used by Microsoft to add new pictures to the Bing Dynamic theme – two new pics for three months, as Microsoft explained at the time.

There is now a second RSS-fed Windows 7 theme available in the Personalization Gallery. The name of this theme is Bing Maps Aerial Imagery. The theme starts off with a collection of 14 top quality images, but as I’ve mentioned before, this theme is RSS-fed which means that more images will be added in the future.

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The theme’s official description on the Personalization Gallery goes like this:
“Get breathtaking views of the United States delivered to your desktop with this free Windows 7 theme that captures the best of Bing Maps aerial photography. Once downloaded, this dynamic theme updates automatically through an RSS feed.”

If you would like to get the Bing Maps Aerial Imagery theme, you can grab it straight from the Personalization Gallery here. The theme is offered free of charge to Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, and Windows 7 Ultimate users.

Please note that when installing this theme you will see a prompt that asks you to subscribe to the theme’s RSS feed. When presented with the “Subscribe to RSS Feed?” prompt you should click “Download Attachments.”

If this RSS-fed themes discussion left you scratching your head, it’s Microsoft to the rescue. The Redmond-based software giant has put together a nice RSS-fed dynamic themes FAQ that you can view here.

A small preview of the Bing Maps Aerial Imagery theme for Windows 7





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