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A couple weeks ago I delivered a webcast on What’s New with LightSwitch in Visual Studio 11. If you missed it, you can now watch it on demand:
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For more details on the new features I demonstrated check out the post on my blog. You can download the slides from here as well: "What’s New with LightSwitch in Visual Studio 11" Recording Available
Enjoy, -Beth Massi, Visual Studio Community
I am a little sad that this will not be a standalone product. I work for a small business and Lightswitch is a great product at a great price. We like what we see in the new version but do not want to pay $1300 for the visual studio standard...
They have actually reduced the price of Visual Studio. For more details see: www.microsoft.com/.../pricing
Why we can't change the data-provider in Lightswitch? It ist very important for the development.
I don't care if they reduced the price. I bought LIGHTSWITCH for 1000 and 1 reasons. Now im forced to pay a "reduced price" for VS2011? Come on. It's the same all over again with MS. You are forced to have it THEIR way. They should give the lightswitch license holders an upgrade path for about the same price we bought our lightswitch license.
@Jurgen - LightSwitch can connect to many different data sources. In the box we support SQL Server, SQL Azure, SharePoint, OData services, and RIA services. We also support anything else with an EF provider -- there are many third-parties that supply these for a variety of data sources. I'd recommend taking a look at these:
@George - We hear you. Stay tuned to the VS pricing page. As we get closer to final release, any upgrade offers they come up with will be posted here. www.microsoft.com/.../pricing
We write one program with the same datastructur for different databases (SQL-Server, Oracle, MySQL). But we can't change the data-provider in LightSwitch and in EntityFramework!! Why? With ODBC we have no problems!
LS is lightweight tool for R&D. You can try to encapsulate your entity at WCF layer , or you can call the SP through ado.net. This will cost you some extra work, but still achievable.
LS is a brand new product with agile concept, let them finish the MSSQL part in perfection first.
if you are running through this now, the non searching on the title modal screen is due to the enitity not having is searchable checked - spotted this in fiddler.
Who can I contact to schedule a live demo on LightSwitch? We've been through your video but would like to setup a live demo in order to ask questions and further discuss its capabilities. Thanks!