Although you definitely can still host your apps on your own or in Azure, enabling SharePoint in your LightSwitch apps allows you to take advantage of business data and processes that are already running in SharePoint in your enterprise. Many enterprises today use SharePoint as a portal of information and applications while using SharePoint’s security model to control access permissions. So with the new SharePoint 2013 apps model, we’re bringing the simplicity and ease of building custom business apps with LightSwitch into SharePoint / Office 365. This is very compelling for many businesses.
I’ve got a few posts about it that I think you will like, check them out:
- Get Started Building SharePoint Apps in Minutes with LightSwitch
- Sending Email from a LightSwitch SharePoint App using Exchange Online
- Theming a LightSwitch SharePoint App with ThemeRoller
–Beth Massi, Visual Studio Community