The Virtual Earth Map Control SDK, version 5.0, has been updated and released on MSDN. The update includes new code samples for version 5.0 and additional details in the conceptual topics. In addition, the Virtual Earth Articles area on MSDN has been expanded to include a new section devoted to the latest release. This section includes several updated articles describing how to perform common tasks with this latest release along with an article describing how to convert applications from VE4 to VE5 and a new article describing how to use the MapPoint Web Service with Virtual Earth to provide precise “rooftop geocoding” for your applications.

As the Virtual Earth team continues to improve and expand the information available to our users, we are always curious to hear what our users want and need to make Virtual Earth the number one mapping solution for application developers. Please visit our Map Control Development Forum and share your thoughts and suggestions.