LightSwitch 2012 resources

I have been getting more and more interest in LightSwitch 2012 development lately, and wanted to list some of the better LightSwitch resources I have found out there for consumption.   1.  Visual Studio LightSwitch homepage – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ff796201.aspx How Do I series for beginners Lots of videos and articles on LightSwitch development Starter Kits, Samples,…

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State and Local Govt Visual Studio 2012 Developer Days!

Well, I have been on a nationwide roll delivering the Visual Studio 2012 message.   Been working hard trying to get the message of all the new goodness out to everyone, and have hit quite a few cities already!    I cover just the Central and West US, but have counterparts who can deliver this in the…

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SQL Server Data Tools & VS2010 / VS2012 Details

As you probably know, the various data tools ( BIDS / SSDT ) across VS2008/2010/2012 has been a bit challenging at times.  The good news is we have recently announced the release of the latest SSDT  (SQL Server Data Tools), and it is available for download for both VS 2010 and VS2012.   http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ssdt/archive/2012/09/14/new-ssdt-power-tools-now-for-both-visual-studio-2010-and-visual-studio-2012.aspx  …

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What’s New in Visual Studio 2012

This is definitely a hot topic right now for us with the release of Visual Studio 2012 (and .NET 4.5)… WHAT’s NEW??? I will start by saying there is a TON of new stuff, but it can be boiled down to several large improvements.   VS 2012 IDE enhancements .NET 4.5 TFS 2012 Enhancements Packaging Changes…

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Upgrading TFS 2010 to 2012 (or VSS to 2012)

With the recent launch of Visual Studio 2012 (and TFS 2012), I have been getting many questions surrounding the upgrade process from 2010 to 2012. First, some background.   There is a good interop story here where you can continue to use VS2010 and connect it to TFS 2012 (and vice versa).   You would obviously lose…

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Training Resources

One of the most common questions I get asked when visiting customers is what resources do we have to help folks get up to speed on technologies like TFS etc.  I am going to attempt to summarize the ones I have used, but I am sure there are MANY more.  If you know of good…

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Introduction

Well, I figured I better start this blog out with a brief introduction of myself.      I work for Microsoft as a Developer Solution Specialist in the State and Local Government vertical, and will be blogging and posting resources to assist my customers with commonly asked questions or resource requests that I receive.   I…

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