Rob Blackwell of the UK was recently awarded Microsoft MVP award for his work on Virtual Earth.

Rob has written articles for Via Virtual Earth including Accessing WMS from Virtual Earth and Roll Your Own Tile Server ( see Rob Blackwell » Writings ).

Rob also publishes a blog where he writes about Virtual Earth ( Rob Blackwell » Virtual Earth ) among other topics. Recent postings about Virtual Earth include:
MSR MapCruncher with Commercial Use Terms
Revolutionising the Property Market with Online Mapping Technology
How the birds-eye imagery is done
Accessing WMS from Virtual Earth

"We're seeing a revolution in the way that people work with geospatial and mobile data and it's great to be working with Microsoft to build solutions based on Virtual Earth and Windows Live Services. I'm delighted to receive this award." Said Rob.

Rob Blackwell is R&D Director at Active Web Solutions –Active Web Solutions

For information on Microsoft MVP award program see Microsoft Most Valuable Professional