The blog took a break for the holidays, but I (Alex Daley) am back and will be posting more regularly again. While we were off, Chandu Thota's book, Programming MapPoint in .NET was published. It is a great book for programmer's interested in doing location and mapping solutions and covers MapPoint, the MapPoint Web Service, and even has a chapter on the Virtual Earth Map Control.
Programming MapPoint in .NET is available for purchase at Amazon.com and other booksellers. There is more information on the book's support site as well: http://www.programmingmappoint.net/.