The announcement to retire the Live Frameworks CTP, raised the question, what’ll happen with the Virtual Earth / Bing Maps ASP .NET Control? As an alternate, Chris Pietschmann from Simplovation has his Bing Maps ASP .NET control (Web.Maps.VE v2.0); download here for free. His control actually gets updated and is leveraging the latest technology from Version 6.2 of our Bing Maps AJAX Control, including accessing the Edge Caching Network. John O’Brien from Soul Solutions who wrote the original VE ASP .NET control, plans to take the code and post it to CodePlex. Finally, if you want a supported .NET interface from Microsoft, you can use the Bing Maps Silverlight Control which’s currently in CTP.
Source:→ Maps blog