So this was some really great news for those of us using OpenLayers; Bing Tiles for OpenLayers:
As of today, OpenLayers has a new layer type: OpenLayers.Layer.Bing. “Why that” you may ask, “there is OpenLayers.Layer.VirtualEarth already”. So why is this new layer type so special? It is the first time that we access tiles from a commercial service directly. Others (e.g. Google Maps) do not provide direct access to their tiles, but Microsoft does through the Bing Maps Web Services.
Yea direct tile access is pretty awesome. Bing Bang!