The easiest way to create modern business applications for the Cloud and Office 365
It has been a busy month for the LightSwitch community! I have many wonderful extensions, articles, a release and even a e-book to share. If you have missed past content rollups, you can check them all out here: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollups.
The LightSwitch team are particularly excited about the release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 in May! We are glad, you the community, are also excited. You can find details in the Install Visual Studio 2013 Update blog post.
Download Visual Studio 2013 Update 2
Tech Ed North America 2014 took place this May 11-15 in Houston, Texas.
Steve Lasker gave a talk titled Developing Office 365 Cloud Business Applications. He gives an overview of the Cloud App Model, anatomy of a SharePoint App and builds a Survey App during a product demonstration.
There is also a Hands-on-Lab available: Building Cloud Business Applications with Visual Studio
Congratulations to Jan Van der Haegen on the release of his e-book, LightSwitch Mobile Business Apps Succinctly! This book shows how to use LightSwitch to create mobile line-of-business applications quickly. Topics include an overview of LightSwitch, customizing the UI, advanced programming principles, branding and publishing.
A free copy of the book can be obtained at http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/lightswitchmobile after registration.
RSSBus released several ADO.NET providers for LightSwitch. Check out their providers for Email, Twitter, RSS, Google, Facebook, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon SimpleDB, Freshbooks, Xero, PowerShell, NetSuite, LDAP and SharePoint.
A step-by-step walkthrough is available http://www.rssbus.com/kb/articles/ado-lightswitchria.rst.
Did I miss anything significant? Post a comment below!
There are many great controls available at Extensions on Visual Studio Gallery (there are almost 200!) and NuGet packages for LightSwitch.
Thanks everyone for your awesome contributions in May!
Thanks to all our LightSwitch forums contributors! Simon Jones tops the contributors list for this month. Thank you, everyone, for helping make the LightSwitch community a better place. It’s selfless dedication like this that makes our community rock.
Simon Jones [MSDL]
Paul Van Bladel
Keep up the great work!
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Enjoy! -Elizabeth Maher, Senior SDET, Visual Studio LightSwitch Team
Darn I just missed making this edition. I just posted: Creating A LightSwitch SharePoint 2013 Multi-Tenant Provider-Hosted Application lightswitchhelpwebsite.com/.../Creating-A-LightSwitch-SharePoint-2013-Multi-Tenant-Provider-Hosted-Application.aspx
Microsoft have just announced that is "not possible" to add the same modifications to the VB6 programming language that they have already added to VBA.
They have also announced that it is "not feasible" to open source VB6.
Microsoft's Paul Yuknewicz admitted VB6 will continue to be supported by Microsoft until at least 2024.
Why should a developer risk adopting LightSwitch knowing that Microsoft will abandon it ?