Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Released

LightSwitch, Visual Studio
Today, Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 has been released for download from the MSDN Subscribers site.  General availability for download will start this Thursday, July 28th. From Jason Zanders’ blog post: Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is a simplified, self-service development tool that enables you to create business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and cloud. I first announced LightSwitch at the VS Live conference in August 2010 and have since written a few posts including detailed tutorials. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it starts with the premise that most business applications consist of data and the screens that users interact with. LightSwitch simplifies attaching to data with data source wizards or creating data tables with table designers. It also includes screen templates for common tasks so you can…
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LightSwitch Beta 1 – Released

LightSwitch
A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft announced Visual Studio LightSwitch – a new addition to the Visual Studio family of products.  Today, Microsoft made LightSwitch Beta 1 available on the MSDN subscribers downloads site (look under New Downloads->Visual Studio 2010).  The beta will be made available to the public on Monday, August 23rd, on the LightSwitch Developer Center. Check out these links for more information: LightSwitch Beta 1 Documentation on MSDN Vision Clinic Application Walkthrough and Sample LightSwitch Forum LightSwitch on Channel 9
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Visual Studio LightSwitch Announced

LightSwitch, Visual Studio
Today, Microsoft announced a new Visual Studio product, LightSwitch, scheduled for Beta 1 release on August 23rd. “Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta helps you solve specific business needs by enabling you to quickly create professional-quality business applications, regardless of your development skills. LightSwitch is a new addition to the Visual Studio family.” You can loosely relate the idea of LightSwitch to that of Microsoft Access – but better.  LightSwitch will allow you to perform data mash-ups from various data sources (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, SharePoint, WCF RIA Services, etc.) and present the resulting data on (skinnable) professional looking screens that get generated automatically by LightSwitch. If you need to modify the application above and beyond what gets generated for you, you can use Visual Basic or C#…
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