LightSwitch Community and Content Rollup–March 2014 (+//build/)

A while back I started posting a monthly rollup of interesting community happenings, content, samples and extensions popping up around Visual Studio LightSwitch over on my personal blog. If you missed those rollups you can check them all out here: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollups. This month I’ve decided to move the community & content… Read more

Cloud Business App Talk at Build

The Build 2014 conference was recently held in San Francisco.   See http://www.buildwindows.com/ for links to all the key note and session videos. Our very own Beth Massi gave a talk about Cloud Business Apps.  In her session she builds a survey application from beginning to end.  This includes the design of the data, integrating with… Read more

New “How Do I…?” Videos and other Resources for Building Cloud Business Apps (Beth Massi)

We released the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update on Monday which contains a ton of new features for Office 365 Cloud Business Apps and LightSwitch projects as well as apps for Office & SharePoint in Visual Studio 2013. If you haven’t done so already, please install this free update!… Read more

Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update

Today at SharePoint Conference 2014, the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update was made available to download. This update contains a ton of new features that improves support for Office 365 Cloud Business Apps and LightSwitch projects as well as apps for Office & SharePoint in Visual Studio 2013. Read… Read more

Visual Studio 2013 Released – Thank You LightSwitch Community!

Soma just announced that Visual Studio 2013 has been released to the web! Download Visual Studio 2013 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. WHAT’S NEW? For… Read more

Building a SharePoint App with LightSwitch (Beth Massi)

I just wanted to let everyone here know that I’ve been having fun using the HTML Client Preview 2 to build a SharePoint app on top of Office 365 using LightSwitch over on my blog. Although you definitely can still host your apps on your own or in Azure, enabling SharePoint in your LightSwitch apps… Read more

New LightSwitch VS 2012 “How Do I?” Videos Released! (Beth Massi)

Check it out! We just released a couple new videos on the LightSwitch Developer Center’s “How Do I?” video section. These videos continue the Visual Studio 2012 series where we walk through the new features available in LightSwitch in VS 2012. How Do I: Perform Automatic Row-Level Filtering of Data? In this video, see how… Read more

Early Look at the Visual Studio LightSwitch HTML Client (Joe Binder, Beth Massi)

Check it out, we just posted a video on Channel 9. In this interview, Joe Binder (Program Manager on the LightSwitch Team) gives us an early preview of where the team is headed with supporting HTML clients. He walks through the design experience as well as showing us how easy it is to customize styling… Read more

New Office Integration Pack Extension Released to CodePlex

If you haven’t noticed, Grid Logic has been working on a new version of the Office Integration Pack and has opened up source code for community contributions on CodePlex! http://officeintegration.codeplex.com/ Released last year, the Office Integration Pack is a LightSwitch extension that makes it easy to manipulate the 2010 versions of Excel, Word and Outlook… Read more