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

Product affected: 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
UPDATED:  December 4, 2019