Information Strategies (InfoStrat) has the solution. They created a WPF / Surface control, InfoStrat.VE, and are sharing with the community on CodePlex. This control provides a WPF interface for the Virtual Earth 3D control, complete with data binding for camera control and WPF-based pushpins. All Win32 restrictions (air space control, no rotation or visual brush) are eliminated. Microsoft Surface is also supported.
Watch the interview to learn the history behind the control, see it in action, learn how to get started, and even contribute back to the community.
The video is a little long, so we have provided a timeline below in case you want to skip to specific sections:
00:00 Introduction / Background
10:18 DEMO: Surface application using InfoStrat.VE
15:00 CodePlex project / code walkthrough
38:15 DEMO: Surface application using advanced capabilities in action
43:08 Wrapup / community call to action