Publishing LightSwitch apps for SharePoint to the Catalog (Brian Moore)

Ok, your app is done, you’ve learned how to authenticate it and publish it like I demonstrated in my previous post.  When you’re done with the publish wizard on a SharePoint app, you’ll see an explorer window open with folders for each version of your app.  Probably just so far – in the folder… Read more

SharePoint Hosting & Authentication Options for LightSwitch (Brian Moore)

Update: This post mentions autohosted apps for SharePoint.  The autohosted apps for SharePoint preview program is now closed.  For information about the closure of the program, see Update on Autohosted Apps Preview Program.    One of the many awesome things about LightSwitch is its flexible deployment model. When you design a LightSwitch application you are… 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

Publishing LightSwitch Apps to Azure with Visual Studio 2012–UPDATED

The recent release of LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2012 included some updates around publishing to Azure.  Most importantly, we have made it even easier to publish your LightSwitch applications to Azure Web Sites by improving the publish wizard.  For more information on these updates, and a step-by-step walkthrough on publishing to Azure, check out the… Read more

Publishing LightSwitch Apps to Azure with Visual Studio 2012

UPDATED 8/29/2012: Updated for Visual Studio 2012 and Azure SDK 1.7.1 With the release of Visual Studio 2012, we’ve improved the experience for publishing LightSwitch applications to Windows Azure.  The Azure deployment support for LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 depends on the Windows Azure SDK for .NET – June 2012 SP1, which was released August… Read more

MSDN Magazine: Deploying LightSwitch Applications to Windows Azure (Mike Wade)

Check it out, the November issue of MSDN Magazine is online and our very own Mike Wade has an article about deploying LightSwitch apps to Azure. In this article Mike Wade shows how to deploy an application built using Visual Studio LightSwitch to Windows Azure, which eliminates the need to dedicate resources to infrastructure management…. Read more

Diagnosing Problems in a Deployed 3-Tier LightSwitch Application (Eric Erhardt)

There are a number of times when a LightSwitch application works perfectly on a developer’s machine, but as soon as it has been deployed to an Internet Information Services (IIS) machine, it no longer works.  Problems can range from IIS not being configured correctly to the database connection string being incorrect.  Or an assembly might… Read more

Updated WPI Feed for LightSwitch Server Runtime

We’ve updated the Windows Platform Installer (WPI) feeds for the Visual Studio LightSwitch server runtime components.  Previously there was only a single option that would install the server runtime components along with SQL Server Express which we considered to be the primary deployment scenario for LightSwitch applications.  We’ve received feedback to make this optional for… Read more

Updated Deployment Guide (Beth Massi)

I just updated the LightSwitch Deployment guide I wrote back in March for the RTM release of Visual Studio LightSwitch. This guide is meant for people who want to host three-tier LightSwitch applications on their own IIS servers. There was only a couple screen shot updates but now it should be clearer on how to… Read more

Step-by-Step: How to Publish to Windows Azure (Andy Kung)

UPDATE: These steps have been simplified with the release of Visual Studio 2012. Please see: Publishing LightSwitch Apps to Azure with Visual Studio 2012 ————————– One of the many features introduced in Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 is the ability to publish your app directly to Windows Azure with storage in SQL Azure. We have… Read more