LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup–October 2011

Last month I started posting a rollup of interesting community happenings, content, and sites popping up. Particularly last month we had an explosion of extensions and a great list of community sites to check out:

LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup–September

Here’s a rollup of October tricks and treats!

“LightSwitch Star” Contest

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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 and other great prizes!

Today The Code Project launched the “LightSwitch Star” contest! Just answer the questions on the submission template and either create a YouTube video or write an article for Code Project explaining your application or extension. They’re looking for apps that show off the most productivity in a business as well as apps that use extensions in a unique, innovative way.

Check out the contest page on The Code Project for details. I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with. Good luck!

Sydney Lights it Up!

To kick off the LightSwitch launch in Australia, they lit up the Microsoft buildings on the waterfront with a cool light show that made the local news in Seattle! Watch the light show they did on YouTube: LightSwitch Launch on Sydney Waterfront

Notable Content this Month

Here’s some more of the fun things the team and community has released in October.

Extensions released in October (see all 62 of them here!):

Build your own extensions by visiting the LightSwitch Extensibility page on the LightSwitch Developer Center.

Team Articles:
Community Articles:
Videos & Podcasts:
Samples (see all of them here):

Events Coming Up

Here some conferences and events I know about coming up soon that have LightSwitch presence.

LightSwitch Team Community Sites

And of course don’t forget the LightSwitch Developer Center!

This is your one-stop-shop to training content, samples, extensions, documentation, podcasts, a portal to the forums, community, and much more. All of the team content is aggregated onto this site, and we also aggregate all the community submitted extensions and samples. It’s the first place you should go if you’re just learning LightSwitch.

Also here are some other places you can find the LightSwitch team:

LightSwitch “How Do I” Videos
LightSwitch MSDN Forums
LightSwitch Team Blog
LightSwitch on Facebook
LightSwitch on Twitter (@VSLightSwitch, #VisualStudio #LightSwitch)

Join Us!

The community has been using the hash tag #LightSwitch on twitter when posting stuff so it’s easier for me to catch it. Join the conversation! And if I missed anything please add a comment to the bottom of this post and let us know!