Microsoft LightSwitch is the subject that I’m currently most interested in. It’s a rapid application development tool that makes it very easy to create data centric applications for the desktop and web.
You’ll find various technical articles related to LightSwitch on this blog. To view a full list, click here.
This page includes help on getting started. You’ll also find some useful links related to LightSwitch here.
01 – Getting Started
To install LightSwitch, you can either download a small 3.6MB web installer (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26830) or you can download the full setup CD (577MB) in ISO format. Select the ISO format if you want to install LightSwitch on more than one computer. Downloading the ISO would also be a good choice if there’s any possibility that you’d want to reinstall LightSwitch again some point in the future.
- Download the LightSwitch 2011 ISO from here:
- The Visual Studio 11 Beta includes an updated version of LightSwitch. You can download this from the link below:
02 – Learning how to use Lightswitch
- The MSDN help is here:
- Watch the Beth Massi videos here:
- Download the Vision Clinic / Course Manager samples here:
03 – Getting Help
- Ask for help on the MSDN forums here:
- Report bugs on Connect here:
04 – Other resources
- The official LightSwitch Blog
- Beyond the Basics Video on Channel 9
- Beth Massi on Dotnetrocks TV