The Windows Live team recently released and update to their Windows Live Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, and added a new ASP.NET Server Control for Virtual Earth! Now it is super easy to add a Virtual Earth capabilities to your ASP.NET applications using this new control.
For information about the control visit these sites:
- Dev Center: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualearth/default.aspx
- Server Control Announcement http://dev.live.com/blogs/devlive/archive/2008/07/27/386.aspx
- Download link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D7C6DF11-2283-4CAC-9723-172F5C33EFBB&displaylang=en
- Screen cast: https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Mark+Brown/Virtual-Earth-ASPNET-Control-CTP-Release/
- Feeback via connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/feedback/default.aspx?SiteID=505&wa=wsignin1.0
In the download, they also offer ASP.NET controls for Windows Live Contacts, Login, Messenger and Silverlight. With this new addition, Virtual Earth can easily become a part of your web applications.