Windows Live Local goes live

As the name suggests, Windows Live Local (the new name for MSN Virtual Earth) is now live. It has a fresh new look, mapping data for Europe (woohoo!), supports driving directions, custom pushpins and for a selection of US cities it has high quality “birds-eye” images. There have been some changes to the API in this version, full details of which are due to hit MSDN today.

By Peter Foot

Microsoft Windows Development MVP