LightSwitch Star Contest – Win an ASUS Laptop

The folks over at The Code Project have launched a cool contest so you can show off your LightSwitch skills and win prizes in the process. From their release: Do you have what it takes to be a LightSwitch Star? Show us your coolest, most productive, LightSwitch business application and you could win a Laptop…

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Talking LightSwitch Shop with Richard

While I was at TechEd last month, I sat down (twice) with Richard Banks and recorded an episode of Talking Shop Down Under about LightSwitch. Richard’s been hoarding his TechEd recordings and releasing them slowly. This one came out today. Check it out.

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SwitchedOn LightSwitch and Azure briefings for Wellington and Auckland

I thought I was 33% of the way into the SwitchedOn briefings for LightSwitch and Azure, but today I found out that I’m only 25% through. New cities, Wellington and Auckland have been added to the event, and I’m looking forward to seeing my Kiwi mates and having them commiserate with me about our Rugby…

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SwitchedOn Briefing Slide Decks – LightSwitch and Azure

I’ve just finished the first of the SwitchedOn briefings (Adelaide) – we built a LightSwitch application (u:Adelaide, p:Pass@word1) and deployed it on Azure. I’ve uploaded the slide decks: Session 1 – LightSwitch Morning (2.2Mb) Session 2 – both Azure decks (13.5Mb) Session 3 – LightSwitch Afternoon (4.9Mb)

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Cool LightSwitch Extensions from Aussie Developer

Aussie developer Yann Duran has just published his second Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 extension. The Luminous Controls extension is currently a TextBlock and a GroupLayout control. This is the second LightSwitch extension Yann’s published, the first being Luminous Themes. He’s in the process of writing Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development for Apress with Tim…

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Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks Session

As part of our developer readiness outreach, our Visual Studio Product Manager, Ibrahim Hamza, has organised what sounds like an excellent session on maximising your productivity with Visual Studio 2010. Learn how to become a Visual Studio coding guru! In this fast-paced session, learn to write code faster than a speeding bullet, leap around large…

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August 2011 Windows Azure Releases

While I was overseas, the Windows Azure team announced the availability of the August 2011Release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and updated Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Grab ’em while they’re, if not hot then at least luke warm.

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TechEd Australia LightSwitch Decks and Resources

My TechEd Australia sessions proved to be pretty popular and I had a great time catching up with people afterwards. The number 1 resource you need for LightSwitch is http://msdn.com/lightswitch Here are the decks: Introduction to Visual Studio LightSwitch DEV201 Advanced Solutions with Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ DEV213

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Counting the number of sections in an OpenXML Document

1/4/11 – Updated a couple of images and some of the code explanation Adam Cogan asked me a question the other day that asked (among other things) "How do you know if a doc has multiple sections?" In Word, of course, you can break a document up into sections by inserting a section  break from…

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