I’ve been reading the MapDotNet Server Blog this morning and it’s an interesting read. One quote that makes you stop and think from the “Do Recent ESRI Survey Results Forecast Trouble?” entry:

We’re tracking the latest development in web based mapping from Microsoft: Virtual Earth. VE makes it too easy for all of these .NET developers to deliver as compared to the ArcGIS platform. Coupled with MapDotNet Server, VE makes a complete, robust and easy to use platform.