LightSwitch HTML Client & SharePoint Resources–Get Started Building HTML5 Business Apps Today!

This morning we released the LightSwitch HTML client in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2! I can’t tell you how excited I am to see this released to the public. It’s been an exciting, challenging journey and I congratulate the team on this important milestone of one of the most exciting products I have been fortunate to be a part of. Thank you to the community, the team, and my family for supporting me and LightSwitch for the last couple years!

LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

(Note: if you are upgrading from Update 2 CTP4 then you can go ahead and install the final Update 2 release. Users of the LightSwitch Preview 2 please read these important upgrade instructions.)

With the release of LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2, we’ve also released a bunch of updated and new resources for you to check out on the LightSwitch Developer Center.

New “How Do I” Videos!

imageYes that’s right folks! We’ve got a new “How Do I…?” video series that will help you get started with the new HTML client! (Yes, that’s my voice so get used to it! ;-))

I’ve got 5 live now and stay tuned for more in the coming weeks!

Updated Tutorials

We also overhauled our tutorials so if you haven’t checked them out lately I encourage you to do so. You can access them and get the download from the new HTML client page:

Explore LightSwitch Architecture & Hosting Options

imageWe also updated our architecture page. Go deeper and learn about the architecture of a LightSwitch application, including the new HTML5 client and SharePoint 2013

Exploring LightSwitch Architecture


JavaScript Samples for LightSwitch Developers

We also released the first set of JavaScript snippets that you will find useful in your LightSwitch apps. Check out the sample and stay tuned for more!

LightSwitch JavaScript Coding Examples

Use the Q & A link on the sample to provide suggestions for additional code samples that you would like to see.

Lot’s more on the LightSwitch Team Blog!

The team has been releasing a TON of great content on the LightSwitch Team Blog so check it out! If you’re new to the LightSwitch HTML Client, I recommend starting with this series that shows you how to build a modern, touch-oriented sign in sheet application:

I also recommend these awesome articles to learn more:

More LightSwitch Team Community Sites

Also check out our Facebook page for more fun stuff! And please ask your questions in the LightSwitch forum, the team is there to help!