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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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
BRISBANE – 19 Oct Microsoft Office North Stradbroke, L28 400 George St Brisbane QLD 4000
CANBERRA – 25 Oct Microsoft Office Theatre 1, L2 Walter Turnbull Building, 44 Sydney Ave Barton ACT 2600
MELBOURNE – 26 Oct Microsoft Office Exhibition Room, L5 4 Freshwater Place Southbank VIC 3006
PERTH – 2 Nov Microsoft Office Enex 100 Seminar Room 100 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000
SYDNEY – 10 Nov Microsoft Office Bushranger Room, LG 1 Epping Rd North Ryde NSW 2113
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)
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
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.