We are extremely excited that Visual Studio 2012 has released to the web today! As of this morning, everyone can download the final release of Visual Studio 2012 which includes the latest version of LightSwitch! MSDN Subscribers can download the bits through their MSDN subscription.
LightSwitch includes a variety of improvements in Visual Studio 2012, such as such as a new theme, the ability to access data from any OData source as well as create OData services, Active Directory integration, new business types, and a whole lot more. We are also working on support for HTML clients, which will be available as an add-on to VS2012. For more details on what’s in the Visual Studio 2012 release see Jason Zander’s blog.
LightSwitch is now a core part of the Visual Studio product line and is available through Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Premium and Ultimate. With this integration, Visual Studio now provides a comprehensive solution for developers of all skill levels to build line-of-business applications and data services quickly and easily for the desktop and cloud. For more information on Visual Studio 2012, head to http://microsoft.com/vstudio
With this product integration, we have also aligned the LightSwitch and Visual Studio web sites including a new integrated Developer Center and User Voice sites. Your URLs remain the same and will redirect to the new locations. The Developer Center is still your one-stop-shop for learning all about Visual Studio and building business applications with LightSwitch.
LightSwitch on the Visual Studio Developer Center: http://msdn.com/lightswitch
We have a ton of resources for you here, check out some of the goodies we’ve updated for you:
- Starter Kits
- How Do I videos
- Walkthroughs of New LightSwitch Features in Visual Studio 2012
- Beginning LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 (article series)
We also have more content on the way so stay tuned!
If you’d like to connect with the community, our community sites remain the same:
Thanks to everyone in this amazing LightSwitch developer community who helped report and troubleshoot bugs, requested features and helped others learn about LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012. We ended up with an amazing release!
-Visual Studio LightSwitch Team