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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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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Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4 Training Kit Updated

I’ve been raving about our great Training Kits for a while now (including last week’s post on the updated LightSwitch Training Kit). Last week we also released the March 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course…

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LightSwitch Beta 2 Download and Training Kit

I’ve been excited by LightSwitch since I first saw it more than 18 months ago and the recent release of the Beta 2 version and the updated Training Kit has just got me more excited. The Training Kit includes the following content: LightSwitch Overview Demo: Introducing Visual Studio LightSwitch Hands-on-lab: Simple Book Store Application Hands-on-lab:…

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Resources for Office and SharePoint Developers from my #APC2010 Session

Last week at the Australian Partner Conference, I presented a session on “New opportunities – developing with Office 2010 and SharePoint”. Due partly to the target audience and partly to time constraints, I mentioned resources rather than delving into them deeply. I promised in the session that I’d post my resources links here. Note that…

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