Where We Are and the Road Ahead

A few weeks ago at Connect() in New York, we made several announcements around the future of .NET & Visual Studio. We announced that we’re making the .NET Core server stack open source and cross-platform, with Microsoft supported distributions for Windows, Linux and MacOS. We introduced Visual Studio Community 2013, a free IDE that supports… Read more

TechEd Session: Building Business Applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch (Jay Schmelzer)

In this session Jay Schmelzer walks through some of the new LightSwitch features in Visual Studio 2012 RC and some of the more advanced capabilities you can do with LightSwitch today. Jay throws away his slides and does all demos in one so check it out. Watch: Building Business Applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch  … Read more

TechEd Session: What’s New in Visual Studio LightSwitch (Jay Schmelzer)

With the addition of HTML support that was recently announced, LightSwitch is the easiest way to create modern line of business applications for the enterprise. In this TechEd session Jay takes us on a tour of the new HTML client development experience. Jay explains how you can create multiple companion client applications that can target… Read more

Visual Studio 11 Product Line-up Announced

Today the Visual Studio 11 product line-up was announced on the Visual Studio Team blog. Part of this announcement was information on what editions will support LightSwitch development. Launched last year as an out-of-band release, I’m excited to announce that LightSwitch is now a core part of the Visual Studio product line! LightSwitch will be… Read more

LightSwitch Team Chats with MVPs about Visual Studio 11 Beta

Yesterday afternoon Jay Schmelzer and Beth Massi chatted with MVPs Andrew Brust and Michael Washington about LightSwitch in Visual Studio 11 Beta. Jay and Andrew talk about what developers can look forward to in the next release of LightSwitch and Beth and Michael chat about the community. Check out these short videos on the MVP… Read more

LightSwitch Team Interviews, Podcasts & Videos

Have a long commute to work or want something to watch on your lunch break? Catch the team in these audio and video interviews! Podcasts – CodeCast Episode 88: LightSwitch for .NET Developers with Jay Schmelzer MSDN Radio: Visual Studio LightSwitch with John Stallo and Jay Schmelzer MSDN Radio: Switching the Lights on with Beth… Read more

Pluralcast 23 : Visual Studio LightSwitch with Jay Schmelzer

We’re back at it again with another podcast. In this one, Jay goes beyond just explaining what LightSwitch can do and discusses the more technical side of how LightSwitch actually works under the covers. Check it out: Pluralcast 23 : Visual Studio LightSwitch with Jay Schmelzer BTW, if you want to go even deeper, check… Read more

MSDN Radio: Visual Studio LightSwitch with John Stallo and Jay Schmelzer

Tune in on Monday, August 30, 2010 from 9:00-9:30 AM Pacific Time for MSDN Radio. This week they’ll be interviewing LightSwich team members! It’s your chance to call in and ask us questions about LightSwitch. About MSDN Radio: “MSDN Radio is a weekly Developer talk-show that helps answer your questions about the latest Microsoft news,… Read more

CodeCast Episode 88: LightSwitch for .NET Developers with Jay Schmelzer

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger discuss Microsoft’s new Visual Studio LightSwitch product with the team’s group program manager Jay Schmelzer. Jay discusses in-depth technical details and insights into LightSwitch including scenarios of who it’s for, developer scenarios, data-driven and modeling architecture, extensibility, ecosystem, version 1 features, and how it… Read more

The Anatomy of a LightSwitch Application Series Part 1 – Architecture Overview

The announcement of Visual Studio LightSwitch this week has generated a lot of discussion, and as expected a number of questions about “what is LightSwitch really building under the covers?”.  To help shed some light on that (sorry, couldn’t resist) we’re putting together a blog series that takes a more in depth look at the… Read more