Two Beths for the Price of One
This month’s content rollup is not written by the fabulous Beth Massi, but instead being written by a different Beth. Hi, I’m Elizabeth Maher. You’ve probably seen me around in the forums and team blog. Wondering how to tell us apart? I prefer Elizabeth, or Liz, if you must call me by a nickname.
I have been working with Beth Massi to plan the content for the LightSwitch Team Blog for the past couple of months and will be continue to coordinate and plan upcoming topics. Don’t worry, Beth will still be very much involved in the LightSwitch community via all the usual channels, including her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and speaking at events. You really are getting two Beths for the price of one.
Do you have an idea for an blog article that you want to share? Feel free to post the idea on the LightSwitch Facebook page, send a tweet to @VSLightSwitch or send me an email directly. My email username is ‘Elizabeth.Maher’. I’m sure you can figure out the rest (hint: @microsoft.com).
April started off with a bang; //build/ was April 2-4. Among the many great sessions at //build/, one was presented by Beth Massi. Beth spoke in the Office & SharePoint developer track. Her session focused on how you could customize both the client and services. This was included in last month’s rollup, but in case you missed it watch Developing Office 365 Cloud Business Apps.
CODE Magazine May/June 2014 Issue: Building Office 365 Business Apps
|Beth Massi wrote an article for CODE Magazine this month. Read and find out how to create a survey application by modelling data from many sources, designing the screens, customizing with code and publishing to SharePoint 2013.|
Did I miss anything significant? Post a comment below!
Extensions & packages released this month
- OLAP for Silverlight
- ActiveReports Server for LightSwitch by c1_johnj
- ActiveReports for LightSwitch HTML Client by c1_johnj
- DlhSoft Gantt Chart Light Library for Silverlight/LightSwitch and WPF by DlhSoft
Visual Studio Samples Gallery has over 100 samples to explore. Thanks to Paul Van Bladel for creating the latest LightSwitch related sample.
- Improvements on Person Type for Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013- March 2014 Update
- Where’s That Record?
- Scalar Properties and Collection Properties and Screens! Oh My! – An Overview of Screen Property Actions
- Saving to Multiple Data Sources in the HTML Client
- Storing Images in Azure Blob Storage in a LightSwitch Application
Community Rock Star Articles
Thanks everyone for your awesome contributions in April!
- Add stunning dashboards to your HTML5 LightSwitch App in 30 seconds or less, compliments of Datazen
- Creating A LightSwitch HTML Report Using ActiveReports (using Parameters and Intrinsic Data)
- Creating Multiple Reports in a Single Project Using ActiveReports
- WritingGauntlet.com: A Real world LightSwitch Application
- Deploy A LightSwitch Application To Office 365 / SharePoint Online
- Giving a cloud business app a voice.
- LS2013 – Easily add Checkboxes to your project!
Thanks to all our LightSwitch forums contributors! Xpert360’s Dave Baker, once again, tops the contributors list for this month. Thank you, everyone, for helping make the LightSwitch community a better place. It’s selfless dedication like this that makes our community rock.
Keep up the great work guys!
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