If you were reading this blog earlier in the year, you may have seen these posts on Geoquery for SQL Server 2008.
Since my last post (in March) a few things have happened to stall development:
1) Running. I was injured over summer (that's Dec-Feb down here) and couldn't train - all that extra free time went into developing Geoquery. Now I'm back in training.
2) Holidays. Spent a few weeks in Thailand and Bhutan.
3) Job. It's busier now.
4) I was using the demo version Visual Studio 2008. It's expired. The Express versions just don't cut it for "real" work.
5) I can't help thinking Microsoft is going to release something similar themselves. It was great fun building it up to v0.72, but now real hard work is required to get the functionality "to the next level". That's a lot of effort for "nothing", less fun and more sweat.
I saw today that Google Maps now has a Flash API (and demos), something Yahoo has had for a while. I might get back to playing with silverlightearth.com and deepzoompublisher.com in Silverlight 2.0.
There may yet be a way to tie them all together: converting silverlightearth.com to Silverlight 2.0 will result in a whole pile of C# and Xaml that would then plug right into Geoquery 2008. Will see how things develop... ;-)