Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

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October, 2011

  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    LightSwitch and Azure Around Australia in October and November

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    The Power of LightSwitch on Windows Azure

    Update 10/10 - Now with Adelaide Details

    Introducing Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, a simple self-service tool that allows developers and business professionals to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and the cloud- without the need to code!

    Come along to our Switched ON briefings in your city to find out what your business can do with LightSwitch to power Windows Azure.

    We’ve designed the briefings to include a variety of topics that you can select to suit your individual needs. Please be sure to choose the session(s) you are most interested in when you register for the event.

    AGENDA

    7:30 – Registration opens (will run throughout the day)

    8:00 – 9:00 – Business Applications and the “Un”-Professional Developer: LightSwitch on Windows Azure

    9:00 – 9:30 – Breakfast

    9:30 – 10:30 – Discover Windows Azure Platform Part 1: Business Overview

    10:30 – 11:00 – Morning Tea

    11:00 – 12:00 – Discover Windows Azure Platform Part 2: Technical Overview

    12:00 – 13:00 – Break (lunch will not be provided)

    13:00 – 15:00 - Build your first Azure application using Visual Studio LightSwitch – with (almost) no code!

    Session 1: The Power of LightSwitch on Windows Azure
    8:00 - 9:00am

    In this comprehensive 1-hour breakfast briefing you will learn about the End User Developer and how Visual Studio LightSwitch allows these domain experts to quickly create scalable, forms-over-data business applications on the desktop and the cloud with little technical expertise and development skills.

    This session is targeted primarily at Business and Technical Decision Makers, and is also valuable for Developers and Development Managers.

    Session 2: Discover the Windows Azure Platform
    9:30 – 12:00pm

    These sessions will help you understand the opportunities for the cloud and Microsoft’s Cloud Computing offerings with the Windows Azure Platform. Sessions will cover both the technical & business benefits as well as help you understand how you can get started using the Windows Azure Platform today.

    The target audience for these sessions includes BDMs, TDMs, Architects, and Development leads.

    Session 3: Build your first Azure application using Visual Studio LightSwitch – with (almost) no code!
    1:00 – 3:00pm

    In this demo-heavy session, you will see end-to-end how to build and deploy a data-centric business application using LightSwitch. We’ll also go beyond the basics of creating simple screens over data, by demonstrating how to:

  • Create screens with advanced capabilities
  • Extend LightSwitch applications with your own Silverlight custom controls and RIA services
  • Create a fully-functional application running in the cloud on Windows Azure and SQL Azure
  • This session is targeted both at individuals with basic programming and technical experience, as well as professional developers.

    ADELAIDE – 18 Oct
    Microsoft Office Auditorium
    L2, Westpac House,
    91 King William St,
    Adelaide SA 5000
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    BRISBANE – 19 Oct
    Microsoft Office
    North Stradbroke, L28
    400 George St
    Brisbane QLD 4000
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    CANBERRA – 25 Oct
    Microsoft Office
    Theatre 1, L2
    Walter Turnbull Building, 44 Sydney Ave
    Barton ACT 2600
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    MELBOURNE – 26 Oct
    Microsoft Office
    Exhibition Room, L5
    4 Freshwater Place
    Southbank VIC 3006
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    PERTH – 2 Nov
    Microsoft Office
    Enex 100 Seminar Room
    100 St Georges Terrace
    Perth WA 6000
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    SYDNEY – 10 Nov
    Microsoft Office
    Bushranger Room, LG
    1 Epping Rd
    North Ryde NSW 2113
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  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    SwitchedOn Briefing Slide Decks - LightSwitch and Azure

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    I've just finished the first of the SwitchedOn briefings (Adelaide) - we built a LightSwitch application (u:Adelaide, p:Pass@word1) and deployed it on Azure.

    I've uploaded the slide decks:

    Session 1 - LightSwitch Morning (2.2Mb)

    Session 2 - both Azure decks (13.5Mb)

    Session 3 - LightSwitch Afternoon (4.9Mb)

  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    SwitchedOn LightSwitch and Azure briefings for Wellington and Auckland

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    I thought I was 33% of the way into the SwitchedOn briefings for LightSwitch and Azure, but today I found out that I'm only 25% through. New cities, Wellington and Auckland have been added to the event, and I'm looking forward to seeing my Kiwi mates and having them commiserate with me about our Rugby team. I expect they'll be gentle.

    Wellington: 16 November 2011 Register

    Auckland: 17 November 2011 Register

  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    Talking LightSwitch Shop with Richard

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    While I was at TechEd last month, I sat down (twice) with Richard Banks and recorded an episode of Talking Shop Down Under about LightSwitch. Richard's been hoarding his TechEd recordings and releasing them slowly. This one came out today.

    Check it out.

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