Windows Live Local went live last night. This is a new (beta) version of MSN Virtual Earth that went live earlier this year. This new version allows you a 45-degree angled view of Earth. Not all areas of Earth (or the US for that matter) are online yet, but this will give a hint of where that team is going,

[Here is a view of the Xbox office complex using the new beta]

[Read a Cnet/Zdnet story here about it]