We had some features for Version 6 that didn't make it into the last release in October, but we really wanted them to be available now so we shipped them in a QFE. There was a newsletter that went out to all licensed customers and I wanted to ensure the community at large was made aware of these features. I've pasted the contents of the letter below...

Dear Virtual Earth Platform Customer,

We are pleased to announce that the localization and 3D model collection and KML import features have been released to Virtual Earth v6.

Localization:

Localized driving directions:
Virtual Earth now offers localized driving directions in the following languages:  Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Canada), English (Great Britain), English (US), Finish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish

To implement this feature simply use the VEMap.GetDirections method.  For documentation on this feature go to the Virtual Earth v6 SDK section here.

Localized geocoding:

Virtual Earth now offers localized geocoding in the following languages:  Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Canada), English (Great Britain), English (US), Finish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian (Bokmål), Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish

To implement this feature simply use the VEMap.Find method.  For documentation on this feature go to the Virtual Earth v6 SDK section here.

3D model collection  and KML importing:

Virtual Earth now offers the ability to import 3D model collections that you’ve create at maps.live.com.   Virtual Earth also now offers support for importing KML files. For documentation on this feature go to the Virtual Earth v6 SDK section here.

To begin incorporating the latest features of Virtual Earth 6, begin with the intuitive, easy to use, and newly updated Virtual Earth Interactive SDK. The Interactive SDK provides scenario-based, hands-on demonstrations with associated source code and references.  To access the Interactive SDK, visit:   http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/sdk/

CP