Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 RTM is Here – We made it!

As Jason Zander and the LightSwitch Team just announced, we released Visual Studio LightSwitch today, whoohooo! It’s been a long, fun road to our final release and we are so excited to get this into your hands today! I am personally excited about this product and the community that is building around it. Congrats to the LightSwitch team and a special thanks to the entire community for their support! I will continue to do my best helping the community and providing technical learning content so tune into my blog here as well as the newly updated Dev Center, your one-stop-shop for everything LightSwitch:

Visit the LightSwitch Developer Center

Visual Studio LightSwitch is the newest edition of the Visual Studio family and is the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and the cloud. For the end-user developer this means you can quickly create professional quality business applications with minimal code. For the professional developer you can customize LightSwitch with your own code, controls and even build extensions that can add more capabilities than what you get out of the box. Check out the resources below for more information.


MSDN Subscribers can install LightSwitch from the subscription site. Everyone else can download the trial version here and on Thursday you will be able to purchase LightSwitch. Please see the installation notes on the LightSwitch Team blog and the official readme.

Learning Resources

Check out these learning resources, samples and starter kits to kick start your LightSwitch application development.

Get an Overview of LightSwitch Get an Overview of LightSwitch

Watch the LightSwitch How Do I VideosWatch the instructional LightSwitch “How Do I?” videos

Build LightSwitch Applications Learn how to build LightSwitch Applications

Download Starter KitsDownload Starter Kits

Download Code SamplesDownload Code Samples

Community Resources

Interact with the LightSwitch Community on our forums, blogs and social sites.

Ask Questions in the Forums

Read the official LightSwitch Team Blog

Become a LightSwitch Fan