Enabling .NET Framework 4.5 on LightSwitch Server Projects

With LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 (a.k.a LightSwitch V2) your server projects target the .NET Framework 4.0. This was a conscious decision on the team’s part in order to allow V2 applications to be deployed to the same servers running V1 applications with no fuss. Additionally the LightSwitch runtime takes no dependency on .NET 4.5,… 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

LightSwitch IIS Deployment Enhancements in Visual Studio 2012 – Updated

I just updated my LightSwitch IIS Deployment Enhancements in Visual Studio 2012 post to coordinate with the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate and the Windows Azure SDK for .NET. LightSwitch has a new publishing wizard in the new Azure SDK which makes it much easier to publish to Azure Cloud Services and also supports the… Read more

LightSwitch IIS Deployment Enhancements in Visual Studio 2012

Note: This information applies to LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 ONLY (LightSwitch V2). This post was updated on 6/8/2012 to include changes in RC. For information on deploying LightSwitch applications built with Visual Studio 2010 (LightSwitch V1), please see: Deployment Guide: How to Configure a Web Server to Host LightSwitch Applications In my last post… Read more

Deploying LightSwitch Applications to IIS6 & Automating Deployment Packages

A lot of folks have asked me for information on how to publish a LightSwitch application to IIS6. With the help of a couple team members we finally got the steps written down. This is a follow up to the detailed IIS7 on Windows Server 2008 deployment guide which you should familiarize yourself with first…. Read more

New Video: How Do I Deploy a Visual Studio LightSwitch Application?

A new video was just released on the Developer Center video page: How Do I: Deploy a Visual Studio LightSwitch Application? I originally did this one for Beta 1 but now this updated with the latest Beta 2 release. In this video you will learn about what deployment options you have for a LightSwitch Application… Read more

Deployment Guide: How to Configure a Web Server to Host LightSwitch Applications

Note: This information has been updated since original posting and now applies to Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 RTM. For information on deployment enhancements with LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 (LightSwitch V2) please see LightSwitch IIS Deployment Enhancements in Visual Studio 2012. Visual Studio LightSwitch applications are logically three-tier applications and consist of a client, application… Read more

Implementing Security in a LightSwitch Application

NOTE: This information applies to LightSwitch Beta 1 ONLY. For Beta 2, please read the Beta 2 Deployment Guide.  Last post I showed you how to deploy a 3-tier Beta 1 LightSwitch application to a Windows 7 or Windows 2008 machine running IIS 7. As I mentioned in that post a few times the team… Read more

Deployment Guide: How to Configure a Machine to Host a 3-tier LightSwitch Beta 1 Application

NOTE: This information applies to LightSwitch Beta 1 ONLY. For Beta 2, please read the Beta 2 Deployment Guide.  A lot of people have been asking in the forums about how to deploy a LightSwitch application and there are some really great tutorials out there like: Deploy and Update a LightSwitch (Beta 1) 3-tier Application… Read more