The Power of Lightswitch on Windows Azure

Microsoft Wellington Office
Mana Room
Level 12, 157 Lambton Quay

Microsoft Auckland Office
MPC Room
Level 5, 22 Viaduct Harbour Avenue

Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, a simple self-service tool that allows developers and business professionals to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and the cloud- without the need to code! Come along to our Switched ON briefings in your city to find out what your business can do with LightSwitch powered by Windows Azure. We’ve designed the briefings to include a variety of topics that you can select to suit your individual needs. Please be sure to choose the session(s) you are most interested in when you register for the event.

Session 1: 8:00 - 9:00am - The Power of LightSwitch on Windows Azure

In this comprehensive 1-hour breakfast briefing you will learn about the End User Developer and how Visual Studio LightSwitch allows these domain experts to quickly create scalable, forms-over-data business applications on the desktop and the cloud- with little technical expertise and development skills.

This session is targeted primarily at Business and Technical Decision Makers, and is also valuable for Developers and Development Managers.

Session 2: 9:30 – 12:00pm - Discover the Windows Azure Platform

These sessions will help you understand the opportunities for the cloud and Microsoft’s Cloud Computing offerings with the Windows Azure Platform. Sessions will cover both the technical & business benefits as well as help you understand how you can get started using the Windows Azure Platform today.

The target audience for these sessions includes BDMs, TDMs, Architects, and Development leads.

Session 3: 1:00 – 3:00pm - Build your first Azure application using Visual Studio LightSwitch – with (almost) no code!

In this demo-heavy session, you will see end-to-end how to build and deploy a data-centric business application using LightSwitch. We’ll also go beyond the basics of creating simple screens over data, by demonstrating how to:

  • Create screens with advanced capabilities
  • Extend LightSwitch applications with your own Silverlight custom controls and RIA services
  • Create a fully-functional application running in the cloud on Windows Azure and SQL Azure

This session is targeted both at individuals with basic programming and technical experience, as well as professional developers.


7:30 – Registration opens (will run throughout the day)
8:00 – 9:00 – Business Applications and the “Un”-Professional Developer: LightSwitch on Windows Azure
9:00 – 9:30 – Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 – Discover Windows Azure Platform Part 1: Business Overview
10:30 – 11:00 – Morning Tea
11:00 – 12:00 – Discover Windows Azure Platform Part 2: Technical Overview
12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 - Build your first Azure application using Visual Studio LightSwitch – with (almost) no code!

Presented by Andrew Coates, Developer Evangelist - Microsoft Australia. This event is free to register.

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