As a couple of you might know I am working on a project called DataMarket at Microsoft. DataMarket is a store/repository for data. We have a huge amount of statistics data, weather data, real estate data, and much more. Subscribing to data is as easy as buying a book online. After you subscribed you can use Visual Studio (or any other environment) to create an application that interacts with the data. All with a couple of lines of code!
Hmm, what will this mean for other, existing Microsoft web services APIs like MapPoint?