TechEd Presentations Now Online: Building Modern, HTML5-Based Business Apps with LightSwitch

Just a quick post while I’m here at TechEd in New Orleans this week. My sessions are now online along with the slides. They went really well and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the turnout. My first session was so popular they’ve asked me to repeat it later today. Yes! The first presentation… Read more

Use Your MSDN Benefit to Convert Your Office 365 Developer Preview

The easiest way to get started developing SharePoint apps with LightSwitch is to sign up for a free trial of an Office 365 Developer account at dev.office.com. Because Office 365 has moved from preview to release, if you signed up for a preview account, you have until May 31st to convert it to a paid… Read more

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… 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

Getting Started with LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 CTP4

UPDATE 4/4/2013: We have released the HTML Client! Please see this post for updated information & resources: LightSwitch HTML Client & SharePoint Resources–Get Started Building HTML5 Business Apps Today!   Today CTP4 of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 released which now also includes the LightSwitch HTML Client Preview! Take a look at John’s announcement on… Read more

Theming a LightSwitch SharePoint App with ThemeRoller

One of the many great benefits of building HTML clients with LightSwitch is that you can easily change the theme of your apps with standard CSS. When you install the HTML Client Preview 2 you get two themes to choose from, a dark theme (the default in Preview 2) and a light theme. However you… Read more

Sending Email from a LightSwitch SharePoint App using Exchange Online

About a week ago I showed you how to get started building SharePoint 2013 apps with LightSwitch HTML Client Preview 2 by signing up for a free Office 365 developer account and working through the Survey App tutorial. If you missed it: Get Started Building SharePoint Apps in Minutes with LightSwitch After working through the… Read more

Get Started Building SharePoint Apps in Minutes with LightSwitch

I’ve dabbled in SharePoint 2010 development in the past by using Visual Studio. In fact, I wrote a fair share of articles and samples about it. However I’ve been slacking when it comes to really learning the new app model in SharePoint 2013. I’ve got a good understanding of the architecture, have played with Napa… Read more

Getting Started with the LightSwitch HTML Client Preview 2

UPDATE 4/4/2013: We have released the HTML Client! Please see this post for updated information & resources: LightSwitch HTML Client & SharePoint Resources–Get Started Building HTML5 Business Apps Today!   If you haven’t heard, we released the HTML Client Preview 2 yesterday morning! This release is part of the Office Tools Preview 2 release that… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: What’s New with SharePoint Tools for Visual Studio 2012

If you haven’t heard, the new Office & SharePoint 2013 Developer Preview has a brand new development model that should make it a lot easier and flexible to build consumer and enterprise applications running within Office & SharePoint. So I’ve been sitting down with some teammates to learn what this is all about. In last… Read more