Last week at TechEd Middle East in Dubai, I announced that LightSwitch beta 2 would be available in the coming weeks.
I've talked about LightSwitch in the past as the latest addition to our Visual Studio product family.
LightSwitch enables professional and non-professional developers alike to build high-quality line-of-business applications. Beta 2 introduces new functionality for deploying business applications to the cloud with a Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud Hosting option and a built-in Publish to Azure feature. Also new in beta 2 are extensibility features such as themes, screen templates, shells, and new data sources, business types and controls. And, of course, since beta 1 we've also factored in some of the feedback you submitted through Microsoft Connect.
I encourage you to download LightSwitch beta 2 and try it out.
For more about using LightSwitch beta 2, also check out Jason Zander's blog.