Visual Studio 2011, Application Lifecycle Management and Lightswitch 2011

It’s never been a more exciting time for Development tools. We are on the brink of a whole new wave of favourites like Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and a new addition in Visual Studio LightSwitch. There are a host of language enhancements such as C#’s new Async support coming, as well as IDE improvements….


Opening Invite Only: Windows Azure Foundation Training Workshop to any New Zealand Developer!

We’re opening the “Invite Only: Windows Azure Foundation Training Workshop–Auckland 23–25 November 2011” next week to any New Zealand Developer. Thanks to extra funding from the Metro Team at Microsoft Head Quarters, we were able to open up an additional 20 seats. If you are interested in developing applications for Windows Azure, this 3 day…


Light from across the ditch!

Greetings from across the ditch! My name is Andrew Coates, Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Australia. I’ve been speaking on LightSwitch at TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand, and I’m currently touring Australia meeting developers, talking about this exciting new addition to the Visual Studio stable. I have been invited to extend the tour and present…


Getting Started with Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ 2011

  Microsoft Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ 2011 is the newest edition of the Visual Studio Family. It’s a simplified, self-service development tool that enables you to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and cloud, regardless of your development skills. It also has Starter Kits (downloadable project templates you can customize to suit your…