Chris Pendleton reports that we will be permanently retiring Virtual Earth version 3 and version 4, and will be automatically upgrading version 5 on September inner22nd, 2008. Also, we’d like to let you know that the planned automatic upgrade of version 6.0 to version 6.1 that was scheduled for August 28th, 2008 has been postponed to a later date. The revised date for the automatic upgrade of version 6.0 to version 6.1 is still being determined and we will let you know the revised date as soon as possible.
If you are currently using one of the older versions of Virtual Earth, please read this notification and the end-of-life and automatic upgrade schedule that applies to the version(s) of Virtual Earth that you are using. Please note, this Virtual Earth version end-of-life and automatic upgrade plan only applies to Virtual Earth, it does not affect the MapPoint Web Service. Also, please note that the end-of-life and automatic upgrade dates that were previously communicated have been extended to the revised dates outlined below.