EastBay.NET: What's New with LightSwitch in Visual Studio 11


What's New with LightSwitch in Visual Studio 11

Visual Studio LightSwitch is the simplest way to build business applications and data services for the desktop and the cloud. LightSwitch contains several new features and enhanced capabilities in Visual Studio 11. In this demo-heavy session Beth will walk through the major new features like creating and consuming OData services, creating companion client applications, new controls and formatting, new features with the security system and deployment, and much more.

Join us for this informative talk.

Beth Mass 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:

Basics of Azure Blob Storage

You can use Windows Azure Blob Storage even if you are not running applications in Azure. For example, for under $6/year you can host a ClickOnce deployment in Azure. You can host html web pages, content, customer files, etc. Robin will show the basics of accessing blob storage through the storage client library APIs -- uploading blobs, downloading blobs, iterating through directories to see the blobs listed, what assemblies you need to add to your application, etc.

Robin Shahan is a Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience developing complex, business-critical applications for Fortune 100 companies such as Chevron and AT&T. She is currently the Director of Engineering for GoldMail, where she migrated their entire infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. Robin regularly speaks at various .NET User Groups and Code Camps on Microsoft Azure and her company’s migration experience. She can be found on twitter as @RobinDotNet and you can read exciting and riveting articles about ClickOnce deployment and Microsoft Azure on her blog at http://robindotnet.wordpress.com.

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  • Steven K. L.

    Both presentations were good. I enjoyed the .NET Fundamentals talk on Azure, and was able to understand it even though I had no previous exposure to Azure.
    I was also new to LightSwitch, but am now interested in looking into it more, and felt the main talk was a good overview of it. I think if I was familiar with LightSwitch already, I think I would have appreciated some of the new features (and better understood the differences with the previous versions). Overall, the meetup was a good exposure and introduction to new technologies.

    May 11, 2012

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