Live Local (or Virtual Earth) hasn't appeared much here at LiveSide, so here's another catch-up post, of sorts. One of the most interesting features of Windows Live is the ability to modify the services, whether it's Gadgets on Live.com, or adding Favorites to Spaces, or in the case of Live Local, just playing around with some AJAX to do some new cool stuff. To that end, the Virtual Earth Spaces blog has posted the first two of three AJAX tutorials, here and here. By utilizing some simple map controls and AJAX, you'll soon (in part 3) be able to do some cool stuff on your own using Live Local. Looks like fun!
Edit: heres Part 3 with a planned Part 4 to come.