Beginning LightSwitch in VS 2012 Part 4: Too much information! Sorting and Filtering Data with Queries

NOTE: This is the Visual Studio 2012 version of the popular Beginning LightSwitch article series. For other versions see: Visual Studio 2013 & HTML Client: Part 4: Too much information! Sorting and Filtering Data with Queries  Visual Studio 2010: Part 4: Too much information! Sorting and Filtering Data with Queries Welcome to Part 4 of… Read more

Beginning LightSwitch in VS 2012 Part 3: Screen Templates, Which One Do I Choose?

NOTE: This is the Visual Studio 2012 version of the popular Beginning LightSwitch article series. For other versions see: Visual Studio 2013 & HTML Client: Part 3: Screen Templates, Which One Do I Choose? Visual Studio 2010: Part 3: Screen Templates, Which One Do I Choose? Welcome to Part 3 of the Beginning LightSwitch in… Read more

Beginning LightSwitch in VS 2012 Part 2: Feel the Love – Defining Data Relationships

NOTE: This is the Visual Studio 2012 version of the popular Beginning LightSwitch article series. For other versions see: Visual Studio 2013 & HTML Client: Part 2: Feel the Love – Defining Data Relationships Visual Studio 2010: Part 2: Feel the Love – Defining Data Relationships Welcome to Part 2 of the Beginning LightSwitch in… Read more

Beginning LightSwitch in VS 2012 Part 1: What’s in a Table? Describing Your Data

NOTE: This is the Visual Studio 2012 version of the popular Beginning LightSwitch article series. For other versions see: Visual Studio 2013 & HTML Client: Part 1: What’s in a Table? Describing Your Data Visual Studio 2010: Part 1: What’s in a Table? Describing Your Data Welcome to Part 1 of the Beginning LightSwitch in… Read more

Trip Report: St. Louis Day of .NET

I just got back Saturday from speaking at the St. Louis Day of .NET (stldodn) conference and I had a blast! It was my first time at stldodn and it did not disappoint. Held at a huge Ameristar hotel/casino/resort in St. Charles, there was plenty of learning and activities available to the hundreds of attendees…. Read more

LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup–July 2012

Last year I started posting a rollup of interesting community happenings, content, samples and extensions popping up around Visual Studio LightSwitch. If you missed those rollups you can check them all out here: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollups. Visual Studio 2012 Release Date Announced! The big news this month is that we announced the date… Read more

LightSwitch Takes the Stage on the Visual Studio Toolbox Show on Channel9

Last week while I was up in Redmond I met up with Robert Green, the host of the Visual Studio Toolbox show on Channel 9, to show off some of the new features in LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 like OData support, the new Cosmo shell, row level security, and more. I also show off… Read more

LightSwitch Sessions at a Variety of Upcoming Events

I just got back from TechReady 15 up in Seattle, a quarterly conference we deliver to internal Microsoft employees who work in the field. We had a couple good LightSwitch sessions delivered by yours truly and my manager Jay Schmelzer. Now I’m off to St. Louis this week to speak at St. Louis Day of… Read more

New and Improved Office Integration Pack Extension for LightSwitch

I’ve been a big fan of Office development for a few years and have been keeping tabs on the free Office Integration Pack extension for LightSwitch from Grid Logic since it released almost a year ago. In fact, I used it in the latest VS 2012 version of my Contoso Construction sample application. Back in… Read more

New Features Explained – LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012

The team has been cranking out a lot of great content over on the LightSwitch Team blog and a lot of that stuff is related to all the new features in Visual Studio 2012. The Release Candidate (RC) has been available since late May. So if you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to… Read more