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  • Blog Post: Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update

    Today at SharePoint Conference 2014, the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update was made available to download . This update contains a ton of new features that improves support for Office 365 Cloud Business Apps and LightSwitch projects as well as apps for Office & SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Released – Thank You LightSwitch Community!

    Soma just announced that Visual Studio 2013 has been released to the web! Download Visual Studio 2013 We are super excited to get this release out the door and into your hands. Visual Studio 2013 contains a ton of new tools for developers to build best of breed, modern applications and services. WHAT...
  • Blog Post: Announcing LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate!

    The release candidate for Visual Studio 2013 is available for download ! The release candidate bundles many of the features we mentioned in the Visual Studio 2013 Preview —such as better support for team development and a refined Solution Explorer experience—with some noteworthy additions...
  • Blog Post: Announcing LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

    Fresh off the back of our recent April release of the LightSwitch HTML Client in VS2012 Update 2 , the team is proud to follow up with more incremental value with the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Preview announced this week . For starters, all the goodness we released in VS2012 Update 2 is now...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Runtime Update 1 - Supporting jQueryMobile 1.3

    When we took a bet on jQuery, jQueryMobile, and datajs for our HTML client, we recognized that we’d need to adapt to the rapid release cadence these frameworks employ.  At the same time, we know that small issues in our application runtime can cause considerable strife.  Our response is to...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Release of the LightSwitch HTML Client!

    On behalf of the LightSwitch team, I am proud to announce the release of the LightSwitch HTML client in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2! It’s been an exciting journey for us and we thank you for all your valuable feedback that got us here. LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (Note: if you are upgrading...
  • Blog Post: Announcing a New Preview of the LightSwitch HTML Client

    UPDATE 4/4/2013: We have released the HTML Client! See: Announcing the Release of the LightSwitch HTML Client! Today we are announcing a new updated preview of the LightSwitch HTML Client , which is now available as part of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 CTP 4 . (Users of the previous Preview 2 please...
  • Blog Post: The Cosmopolitan shell and theme source code is released!

    We’ve released the source code for the Cosmopolitan shell and theme , allowing you use the default LightSwitch 2012 shell and theme as starting points for your own custom shells and themes. You can download the source here . Custom LightSwitch shells and themes are topics that crop up commonly on customer...
  • Blog Post: Announcing LightSwitch HTML Client Preview 2!

    We are pleased to announce an updated preview of the LightSwitch HTML Client ! The overly positive feedback we received following our first preview last June for building HTML5-based, touch-optimized mobile business applications has truly been energizing – thank you for your constructive feedback...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 Released to Web!

    We are extremely excited that Visual Studio 2012 has released to the web today! As of this morning, everyone can download the final release of Visual Studio 2012 which includes the latest version of LightSwitch! MSDN Subscribers can download the bits through their MSDN subscription. LightSwitch includes...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the LightSwitch HTML Client!

    We are thrilled to announce our upcoming support for building cross-browser, mobile web clients with Visual Studio LightSwitch! The new HTML5 and JavaScript-based client is an important companion to our Silverlight-based desktop client that addresses the increasing need to build touch-oriented business...
  • Blog Post: What's New in LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2012 RC?

    We’re excited to announce an update of LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate! We’ve appreciated the feedback and community engagement we received on our Beta features – in addition to addressing many customer-reported bugs, I’m happy to announce several more goodies...
  • Blog Post: New Office Integration Pack Extension Released to CodePlex

    If you haven’t noticed, Grid Logic has been working on a new version of the Office Integration Pack and has opened up source code for community contributions on CodePlex! http://officeintegration.codeplex.com/ Released last year, the Office Integration Pack is a LightSwitch extension that makes it easy...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Product Line-up Announced

    Today the Visual Studio 11 product line-up was announced on the Visual Studio Team blog . Part of this announcement was information on what editions will support LightSwitch development. Launched last year as an out-of-band release, I’m excited to announce that LightSwitch is now a core part...
  • Blog Post: Connect LightSwitch to Oracle, Sybase, DB2 with Progress DataDirect

    A lot of folks have been asking for this so we thought we would give a shout out to Progress DataDirect who released some ADO.NET EF providers for connecting to Oracle , Sybase and DB2 directly from Visual Studio LightSwitch . (Note that these providers do not work with LightSwitch in VS11 Beta at this...
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch Cosmopolitan Shell and Theme for Visual Studio 11 Beta Released

    We’ve just released the beta version of the LightSwitch Cosmopolitan Shell and Theme extension for VS11 Beta on VS Gallery ! We took your feedback and drew inspiration from the Silverlight Cosmopolitan theme in designing the extension. The shell and theme provides a modern UI to achieve a more immersive...
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch Filter Control For Visual Studio 11 Beta

    We’ve released a new version of the LightSwitch Filter control extension that is compatible with LightSwitch in Visual Studio 11. If you were using the previous version of this control and you want to upgrade your LightSwitch project to Visual Studio 11, first install this control. Then open the...
  • Blog Post: Announcing LightSwitch in Visual Studio 11 Beta!

    It’s been a blast these last several months! After releasing our very first version of LightSwitch last summer, we’ve been extremely pleased to see the momentum that’s built up around it – from helpful community experts emerging in the forums , to community bloggers sharing...
  • Blog Post: Many-to-Many Control Released!

    A common request that the LightSwitch team receives is to provide a control to deal with many-to-many relationships (ex. the relationship between Categories and Blog Posts). One of the more common ways to deal with this is by displaying a list of checkboxes or a tree of checkboxes. We've just released...
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch Video Training from Pluralsight!

    Pluralsight provides a variety of developer training on all sorts of topics and they have generously donated some LightSwitch training for our LightSwitch Developer Center ! Just head on over the the LightSwitch “How Do I” video page and on the right you’ll see three video modules with over an hour and...
  • Blog Post: “LightSwitch Star” Contest on The Code Project

    Check it out, The Code Project has created a LightSwitch developer contest !  Do you have what it takes to be a LightSwitch Star? Show us your coolest, most productive, LightSwitch business application and you could win a Laptop and other cool prizes! Prizes will be issued monthly for two categories...
  • Blog Post: Metro Theme Updated!

    Back in August we released a theme called “Metro” that gives you a more modern look to your applications with simple colors and more emphasis on text. You can see some screen-shots here . Today we released an update that addresses some issues found by the community, most notably: Fixed issues where you...
  • Blog Post: Grid Logic Releases the Office Integration Pack for LightSwitch

    Grid Logic has released a LightSwitch extension that helps you work with Microsoft Office called the Office Integration Pack . This extension makes it easy for LightSwitch developers to manipulate the 2010 versions of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook in a variety of ways common in...
  • Blog Post: Update for LightSwitch Released

    The LightSwitch team has released a General Distribution Release (GDR) to resolve an issue encountered when publishing to SQL Azure. In some cases, customers have reported a “SQLServer version not supported” exception when publishing a database to SQL Azure. This is due to a recent SQL Azure server upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Extensibility - Metro Theme Sample Code Released!

    This morning the LightSwitch Team released samples in both Visual Basic and C# that contain the code for the recently released Metro Theme for Visual Studio LightSwitch . For more information on creating extensions for Visual Studio LightSwitch, see Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Extensibility Toolkit...
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