Announcing Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 is available

We are proud to announce that Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 is now available for download. LightSwitch gives you a simpler and faster way to create high-quality Silverlight business applications for the desktop and the cloud. If you are new to Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 here are some resources to get you started: Visual Studio LightSwitch Tutorial on creating applications by Jason Zander. If you just want to see what’s new since beta 1, go here: What’s new in Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2

LightSwitch also supports Extensions which provides additional functionality that is not standard in the product. You can use the LightSwitch Extension Cookbok with a blank solution to get started with those - do note that you will need Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Professional or higher. For complete information on developing extensions go to

For more resources on getting started with Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2, check out Orville McDonald’s post on Extending LightSwitch Beta 2 Applications.

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