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

Trip Report: TechDays Netherlands 2013

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at TechDays in The Hague, Netherlands. It was my fourth time speaking there and as always the show does not disappoint! Held at the World Forum, the venue is big, bright and flashy. Check out the session recordings as they become available on Channel 9. I had… Read more

Trip Report: Eastern Canada LightSwitch Speaking Tour

Wow! What a great trip! I got back late last week from an amazing 10-day tour through eastern Canada (and Vermont) spreading the LightSwitch love. Thanks to all the user group leaders, conference organizers, and friends who made this trip possible. I was happy to see the great turnout at all the events and warm… Read more

New LightSwitch VS 2012 “How Do I?” Videos Released!

Check it out! We just released a couple new videos on the LightSwitch Developer Center’s “How Do I?” video section. These videos continue the Visual Studio 2012 series where I walk through the new features available in LightSwitch in VS 2012. How Do I: Perform Automatic Row-Level Filtering of Data? In this video, see how… Read more

Easily Deploy Your LightSwitch Apps to Azure Websites in Minutes

As part of my demo preps for all the conferences I’ve spoken at recently I’ve been deploying my LightSwitch apps to Azure websites and I can honestly say that it is by far the easiest way to get a LightSwitch application up and running. Of course you can always manually set up your own server,… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: Speed Up Azure Deployments with the New Web Deployment Feature

In this interview, Anders Hauge, a Program Manager on the Azure tools team, shows us how the new Web Deployment feature along with Remote Desktop allows you to incrementally publish your web applications to the Azure cloud. This means that you can make updates to your already deployed web apps with just the changes onto… Read more