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Beth Massi is a Senior Program Manager on the Visual Studio team at Microsoft and a community champion for .NET developers. Learn more about Beth.
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Last year I started posting a rollup of interesting community happenings, content, samples and extensions popping up around Visual Studio LightSwitch. If you missed those rollups you can check them all out here: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollups.
I realize I’m a week late for this one but like most folks I’ve been on vacation for the holidays. HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us on the LightSwitch team! It’s great to be back to work and I’m looking forward to a happy, healthy, and geeky 2013. Although December is normally a very quiet month, a lot of goodness around Visual Studio LightSwitch happened. Check it out!
I know it took a while (we were tied up in some mumbo jumbo with our legal department) but we finally released the source code to the LightSwitch Cosmo Shell! This is the default shell used in new LightSwitch projects created with Visual Studio 2012. If you want to tweak the current theme & shell to suit your specific needs, this will give you a great starting point with this easily customizable sample. The code and XAML is structured to facilitate making incremental changes to the default shell.
Check out the LightSwitch Team Blog for details: The Cosmopolitan shell and theme source code is released!
In December I travelled all around Eastern Canada (and Vermont) spreading the LightSwitch love. If you missed my trip report, you can read it here - Trip Report: Eastern Canada LightSwitch Speaking Tour
Some key takeaways for me:
For more, read on….
An update was made available for WCF Data Services 5.0.0 in December which includes some important updates and bug fixes. If you are using LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 we encourage you install this update. Read more about it here: Update available for WCF Data Services 5.0.0
Samples (see all 96 of them here):
I was on a pretty long vacation this month so I may have missed some articles of note. If so, feel free to add a comment below. Many thanks to all our rock star bloggers for contributing in December, particularly Michael Washington!
Thanks to all our contributors to the LightSwitch forums on MSDN. Thank you for helping make the LightSwitch community a better place. Another huge shout out to Yann Duran who consistently provides help in our General forum!
Top 5 forum answerers in December:
Keep up the great work guys!
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Thanks for sharing the goodness
This is going to be very useful.
Thanks Beth for keeping up the "Tradition" of the Roll Up Posts. It is a very convenient way to keep up to date. I look forward to them each month.