Normally I use only Yahoo! maps for all directions info. Even though am too late in the race of experimenting with MSN Virtual Earth; thought of doing it today. Interestingly both my office and home adress were listed as unknown from Virtual earth where as both recognized in Google Maps.
But after playing a while found that I entered ‘OFFICE name’ in What field and ‘the real address’ in Where field. But even after I deleted the OFFICE name and made it empty by keeping the where box data, still reports as No results were found in the current view.
After playing a while I could able to get the virtual earth search to work. What I did is simply closing the browser and reopening the virtual earth search and this time entered only the address in WHERE field by leaving WHAT field empty. That displayed accurate results.
Funny that Virtual earth does not refresh the left pane when it found successful search entry after a failure or atleast it should not report an error when it finds the WHERE field address even when WHAT field name is not in there database. Here is the screen shot. In the screen shot you can find that the virtual earth is able to recognice my office without ‘INC’ specified and when ‘INC’ is specified it did not recognise it