Today, I released the 8th update (v1.00.08) release to the Simplovation Web.Maps.VE v1.0 ASP.NET AJAX Virtual Earth Mapping Server Control. This control has come along way since the initial (v1.00.00) release last October. It greatly simplifies the implementation of Virtual Earth into any ASP.NET web application by enabling full server-side (.net, C#, VB.NET) control of the map, while eliminating the need to write javascript/jscript. Unless of course you want to write javascript; in which case Web.Maps.VE has a full client-side javascript api that allows an unlimited number of customizations to be done.

I have also been working hard to meet the deadline of June 30th for the release of Web.Maps.VE v2.0. This release will greatly improve upon the v1.0 release by adding Shape Layer support, improved 3D map support, eliminating the dependency on the AjaxControlTookit, among other things.

Go check out Web.Maps.VE for FREE by downloading the Web.Maps.VE v1.0 FREE Developer / Trial License.