EastBay.NET:Building­ Connected Business Apps for the Enterprise with LightSwitch


The New Lightswitch: Building Connected Business Apps for the Enterprise

If you haven’t taken a look at Visual Studio LightSwitch in a while you’ll be surprised on how busy the team has been! With the recent addition of HTML5 support, Visual Studio LightSwitch remains the easiest way to create modern line of business applications for the enterprise.

In this demo-heavy session, see how to build and deploy data-centric business applications that run in Azure and provide rich user experiences tailored for modern devices. We’ll cover how LightSwitch helps you focus your time on what makes your application unique, allowing you to easily implement common business application scenarios—such as integrating multiple data sources, data validation, authentication, and access control—as well as leveraging Data Services created with LightSwitch to make data and business logic available to other applications and platforms. See how to extend the LightSwitch middle-tier with WebAPI in order to provide reporting dashboards and expose business processes. Using a little bit of HTML5 and JavaScript, you will also see how to extend the LightSwitch client with custom controls, client-side logic, and CSS themes. Finally you will see how LightSwitch gives you the option to build and deploy these apps onto Office 365 / SharePoint 2013 and take advantage of cloud-based business services.


Beth Massi is a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Visual Studio BizApps team who build the Visual Studio tools for Azure, Office, SharePoint as well as Visual Studio LightSwitch. Beth is a community champion for business application developers and is responsible for producing and managing online content and community interaction for the BizApps team. She has over 15 years of industry experience building business applications and is a frequent speaker at various software development events. You can find her on a variety of developer sites including MSDN Developer Centers, Channel 9, and her blog http://www.bethmassi.com/. Follow her on twitter @BethMassi.


Come a half hour early (6:15 PM) to enjoy our .NET FUNdamentals series:

Beth will present an introduction to modeling data with LightSwitch.


  • 6:15 - 6:45 FUNdamentals
  • 6:45 announcements
  • 7:00 - 8:45 presentation
  • 8:45 - 9:00 raffle


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  • Sanjay S.

    Cannot attend. Seeking Position as Software Developer/Architect/Mgr. Pls refer me where u can..
    Sanjay Shroff

    March 14, 2013

  • Beth M.

    Looking forward to this one -- we just released the latest HTML client last Monday so it should be a lot of fun showing off the shiny new stuff!

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Paul D.

    I'll look forward to the meeting Thurs.

    March 12, 2013

  • Karen K.

    This is my first time to attent the meeting, looking forward it
    very much.

    March 6, 2013

  • Ben N.

    It's been awhile since I've been. Looking forward to seeing everybody.

    March 6, 2013

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