Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Released & July Content Rollup

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Released!

The latest update for Visual Studio 2013 is now available for download.  You can read about all the new features on the Visual Studio blog, Soma’s blog and Brian Harry’s blog.  There are some important changes to the publishing of SharePoint apps.  Specifically, the autohosted app for SharePoint program is closed. New autohosted apps are not accepted by SharePoint Online anymore. Existing autohosted apps can still run and be updated at this moment. The Office team will post future updates on the Office blog. The Publish Wizard has been updated accordingly to give you a warning about the autohosting change. If you are currently hosting your app as autohosted, see How to: Upgrade a SharePoint-enabled LightSwitch App for a step-by-step explanation how to move your app to use providerhost.

We also released an update to the Microsoft.LightSwitch.Client.JavaScript.Runtime.  This release contains bug fixes to the table sorting, some issues with textbox scrolling and the completion of the bookmarking feature that was included in Update 2. You can now update your existing LightSwitch projects using the Manage NuGet Packages dialog or the Package Manager Console.

Download Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

Community and Content Rollup – July 2014

This month is light on the content as many of the team members are enjoying their summer vacations and taking advantage of the awesome weather here in the Pacific Northwest. Our community champion Michael Washington doesn’t seem to ever take a vacation though, as he’s been busy speaking at events and writing another book! Check it out.

(Did I miss anything? Post a comment below!)

LightSwitch at SoCal Code Camp & New Book Coming Soon

Michael Washington from the famous spoke at the SoCal Code Camp on LightSwitch and CBAs. If you ever get a chance, make sure and attend one of his sessions – many tips & tricks from the experts. Thanks Michael for the free training!


We’re also all anticipating his latest book release! Here’s the printed proof. Keep an eye out for the downloadable versions soon on


Team Posts

Community Rock Star Articles

Thanks everyone for your awesome contributions in July!

Forum Answerers

Thanks to all our LightSwitch forums contributors! Josh Booker 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.


LightSwitch Team Community Sites


Become a fan of Visual Studio LightSwitch on Facebook. Have fun and interact with us on our wall. Check out the cool stories and resources. Here are some other places you can find the LightSwitch team:

LightSwitch MSDN Forums
LightSwitch Developer Center
LightSwitch Team Blog
LightSwitch on Twitter (@VSLightSwitch, #VS2013 #LightSwitch)


Happy coding!

-Elizabeth Maher, Senior SDET, Cloud Business Apps Team