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LightSwitch Onramp (Level 200)

1 hr Nov 10, 2011: 2:00 pm EST

Recommended Audiences: Product Managers, Software Developers, Business Decision Maker, Technical Decision Makers, Developers

Microsoft's LightSwitch presents a radical new way of designing applications in Visual Studio. For instance:

  • Applications can be quickly built using screen templates and prewritten code to handle routine tasks.
  • Custom business logic can be added in VB.NET or C#.
  • LightSwitch applications can access a number of data sources, including SQL Server and SQL Azure, and can be hosted locally or on Azure.
  • LightSwitch will enable IT staff to quickly turn around those small-but-necessary enterprise apps end users are so fond of, and it's easy enough for power-users with limited programming experience to build their own apps.

By the end of this session, we’ll understand what LightSwitch is, what we need to develop with LightSwitch, and how to get started developing a LightSwitch application.

Presenter: Rich Dudley, Technical Evangelist, ComponentOne

As a Technical Evangelist for ComponentOne, Rich Dudley travels the country sharing new technologies with an eye toward the usefulness of these technologies to the poor souls still in their cubicles. Rich has been working with Azure since the early beta days, with Windows Phone 7 since before you could leave one in a bar, and is co-author of "Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development" from Packt Publishing (http://bit.ly/msazurebook). Follow Rich on Twitter at @rj_dudley.