Storing Images in Azure Blob Storage in a LightSwitch Application

LightSwitch has always had support for storing pictures in a database through its “Image” business type. However, often it is not feasible to store images in a database, due to size and/or accessibility. In this post I’ll show you how you can leverage Azure blob storage to store images used in your HTML client applications…. Read more

Podcast: LightSwitch, a Hidden Gem in Visual Studio

Last week we released the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update! We released some exciting features for Cloud Business Apps and LightSwitch projects as well as apps for Office and SharePoint. Right before the release I recorded a podcast with Dag König, a technical evangelist in Sweden. Dag is doing… Read more

LightSwitch Community and Content Rollup–February 2014 (+March Update Released!)

A while back I started posting a monthly 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. I know this is the February rollup but I can’t leave out what we did… Read more

Beginning LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 – Address Book HTML Sample

I just uploaded the completed sample that you build step-by-step in the Beginning LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 Article Series. If you’re completely new to LightSwitch or HTML5/JavaScript development, then this series is for you. It walks you through everything you need to know to get started quickly building professional quality business apps for mobile… Read more

LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup–January 2014

A while back I started posting a monthly 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. Wow! What a month. I have been really heads down working on a lot of… Read more

Beginning LightSwitch in VS 2013 Part 6: More Control! Customizing the app with JavaScript & CSS

NOTE: This is the Visual Studio 2013 update of the popular Beginning LightSwitch article series. For previous versions see: Visual Studio 2012: Part 6: Go beyond the box. Customizing LightSwitch Apps with Extensions Visual Studio 2010: Part 6: I Feel Pretty! Customizing the "Look and Feel" with Themes Welcome to Part 6 of the Beginning… Read more

LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup- December 2013

A while back I started posting a monthly 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. Happy New Year, people! I have to admit it’s great to be back. After a… Read more

Beginning LightSwitch in VS 2013 Part 5: May I? Controlling Access with User Permissions

NOTE: This is the Visual Studio 2013 update of the popular Beginning LightSwitch article series. For previous versions see: Visual Studio 2012: Part 5: May I? Controlling Access with User Permissions Visual Studio 2010: Part 5: May I? Controlling Access with User Permissions Welcome to Part 5 of the Beginning LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013… Read more

LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup- November 2013

A while back I started posting a monthly 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. November was another exciting month with the Visual Studio Launch event and MVP summit taking… Read more

LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup- October 2013

A while back I started posting a monthly 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. This month was an exciting month – we did it! We released Visual Studio 2013…. Read more