Visual Studio 2013 Released – Thank You LightSwitch Community!

Soma just announced that Visual Studio 2013 has been released to the web!

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We are super excited to get this release out the door and into your hands. Visual Studio 2013 contains a ton of new tools for developers to build best of breed, modern applications and services.


For starters, all the goodness we released starting in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 is also part of Visual Studio 2013. This means you can build cross-browser, mobile-first HTML5 apps that can run on any modern touch device and optionally publish these apps to a SharePoint 2013 app catalog.

In addition, you’ll find a lot of new LightSwitch features in this release, things like:LS_Understanding_Image1

We’ll continue to dive into the details with more posts. For now, head to the LightSwitch Developer Center and take a look at some of our new resources. You can also read about What’s New in Visual Studio 2013.

We are also happy to announce the release of a new LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit for Visual Studio 2013! Head to the Extensibility page on the Dev Center for more details.


On behalf of the LightSwitch team I want to thank all of you who reported bugs and suggestions through our forum, connect, UserVoice, this blog, and emails to the team. Many of the most valuable product improvements are drawn from forum posts and discussions. We very much appreciate you taking the time to try the Visual Studio 2013 prereleases and provide feedback. Thank you especially to these folks who helped us track down the trickiest of bugs and dedicated time out of their busy schedules to work with us directly on fixing issues and making LightSwitch the best release it could be!

Adam Cogan
Alessandro Del Sole
Ashley Zhang
Cesar De la Torre Llorente
Christopher Maduro
Dan Beall
David Archer
David Baker
Derek Fluker
Ian MacPherson
Jan Van der Haegen
John Juback
Martin Horner
Michael Washington
Pat Tormey
Paul Van Bladel
Robert MacLean
Stephen J Naughton
Xander van der Merwe


Mark your calendars and join us on the Visual Studio 2013 virtual launch event on November 13th. There will be live streaming of the launch keynotes and a ton of on-demand videos on all the new features in Visual Studio – directly from Visual Studio team members. And stay tuned for more samples, articles and videos here from the LightSwitch team!

Beth Massi, Community Manager, Visual Studio LightSwitch Team