Visual Studio LightSwitch

6 08 2010

Microsoft recently announced Visual Studio LightSwitch, a new offering in the Visual Studio product family.

What is Visual Studio LightSwitch?
Visual Studio LightSwitch is the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and the cloud. LightSwitch makes building professional-looking, custom business applications practical and affordable through pre-built templates and tools in a simplified development environment. It can dramatically decrease the time it takes to build a custom application by automatically handling routine code and letting developers focus on the custom logic that makes their applications unique. Applications built with LightSwitch can easily be deployed to the desktop, a web server, or the cloud.

LightSwitch is a stand alone Visual Studio product (it will also be available in future versions of Visual Studio Professional and above).  VS Professional gives you a lot of options for building your application, including being able to build top tier enterprise wide apps.  This is very powerful but also presents you with a lot of options to sort out up front as you contemplate your architecture.  With LightSwitch we make it really simple with two choices:  VB or C#!

You can read more at Jason Zander’s blog.











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