It seems like forever since MIX’08 when a demo was shown of a new Silverlight-based Virtual Earth Map Control. Well, now FINALLY we actually have a version of the control to “play” around with. The reason I say “play” is because it’s still a CTP (Community Technology Preview). If you read the license file you’ll see that basically the most important points of Microsoft’s position on CTP’s are: 1) You can NOT use it in a production environment, and 2) It’s a Preview, so anything can change from now until the next release (CTP, Beta, whatever). Well, anyway… I introduce you to the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control SDK CTP! Before I dig into what’s needed to begin development, and show you how simple it is to use; here’s a few highlights of what’s so Awesome about the control.