LightSwitch Community Links and Resources

I’ve been trying to stay on top of the forming LightSwitch community and have been collecting a list of bloggers and community resources that talk about LightSwitch. It’s exciting to see people so enthusiastic about the product. I’m sure I haven’t spotted them all but here are some notable bloggers & emerging communities about LightSwitch…. Read more

New SharePoint Developer Team Blog

To make it easy for developers to make sure they’re getting all the latest technical information around developing SharePoint solutions, the SharePoint, Visual Studio and Office User Assistance teams have decided to combine their blogging efforts into the SharePoint Developer Team Blog. Think of it as your one-stop shop for developer-centric SharePoint information, straight from… Read more

Getting the Most out of LightSwitch Summary Properties

Note: This article has been updated for Beta 2 on 3/17/2011 Summary Properties in LightSwitch are properties on your entities (tables) that “describe” them (kind of like the .ToString() method on objects in .NET). A summary property is used by LightSwitch to determine what to display when a row of data is represented on a… Read more

This Wednesday Come Ask the Experts about .NET Development, Architecture, Cloud, Mobile and more! (And eat free pizza)

This Wednesday December 8th at EastBay.NET UG in Livermore I’ll be on a panel of Microsoft experts and MVPs that will be there to answer your architecture and development questions. We’ll also be hosting a really fun 30 minute FUNdamentals session with Remi Caron (MVP from the Netherlands) who will be talking about his latest… Read more

Adding Static Images and Logos to LightSwitch Applications

NOTE: This information applies to LightSwitch Beta 1 ONLY. For V1 release (RTM) please see Adding Static Images and Text on a LightSwitch Screen We’ve had a couple questions on how you can add your own static images and logos to your LightSwitch applications so I thought I’d detail a few ways that you can do this… Read more

Great Bay.NET User Group Events Coming Up in December!

Bay.NET user groups serve the entire Bay Area with .NET meetings in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, North Bay, and Tri-Valley areas. We’ve got a couple events coming up in December that I am excited to be a part of so check these out. First I’ll be speaking at the Microsoft SVC campus on December 1st… Read more

How to Create a Screen with Multiple Search Parameters in LightSwitch

Note: This article has been updated for Beta 2 on 3/17/2011 A couple weeks ago I posted about how to create a custom search screen where you could specify exactly what field to search on. I also talked about some of the search options you can set on entities themselves. If you missed it: Creating… Read more

LightSwitch Team “How To” Articles and New Developer Center Content

Over on the LightSwitch team blog we’ve been posting a series of “How To” articles that have gotten pretty popular that you probably want to check out if you’re evaluating LightSwitch. Most of these How To articles cover topics not already covered in the How Do I videos. Basics: How To Use Lookup Tables with… Read more

Creating a Custom Search Screen in Visual Studio LightSwitch

Note: This article has been updated for Beta 2 on 3/17/2011 While I was on my speaking trip in Europe a couple folks asked me how they could create their own search screen instead of using the built-in search functionality that LightSwitch provides. Basically they wanted the search to come up blank until a user… Read more

Trip Report: DevReach Bulgaria & SDC Netherlands

I’ve been travelling for the last couple weeks around Europe to speak at a couple conferences and now that my sessions are all over I thought I’d post some stories and pictures of how things went. I have to say I really enjoyed my trip and it’s great to see familiar faces on attendees and… Read more