How to use a Bing license key purchased directly from Microsoft in MapInfo Pro

MapInfo Professional 12.5 it is now possible to use an external Bing license key purchased directly from Microsoft.

Follow these in MapInfo Pro:
  1. Open MapInfo Professional
  2. For 32-bit versions, go to Help > Licensing > Enter a Bing License Key
  3. For 64-bit versions, go to the Pro tab>Licensing>Bing License Key
Please note that this functionality was introduced in 12.5 and is not possible with previous versions of the product
Environment Details
Product affected: MapInfo Pro™
UPDATED:  September 14, 2017