The Power of Lightswitch on Windows Azure





The Power of Lightswitch on Windows Azure




Please register your attendance via the “Register Now” links below. Check in will be open from 7:30am on site.

Introducing Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, a simple self-service tool that allows developers and business professionals to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and the cloud- without the need to code!


Come along to our Switched ON briefings in your city to find out what your business can do with LightSwitch to power Windows Azure.


We’ve designed the briefings to include a variety of topics that you can select to suit your individual needs. Please be sure to choose the session(s) you are most interested in when you register for the event.


Session 1: The Power of LightSwitch on Windows Azure

8:00 - 9:00am


In this comprehensive 1-hour breakfast briefing you will learn about the End User Developer and how Visual Studio LightSwitch allows these domain experts to quickly create scalable, forms-over-data business applications on the desktop and the cloud- with little technical expertise and development skills.


This session is targeted primarily at Business and Technical Decision Makers, and is also valuable for Developers and Development Managers.

Session 2: Discover the Windows Azure Platform

9:30 – 12:00pm


These sessions will help you understand the opportunities for the cloud and Microsoft’s Cloud Computing offerings with the Windows Azure Platform. Sessions will cover both the technical & business benefits as well as help you understand how you can get started using the Windows Azure Platform today.


The target audience for these sessions includes BDMs, TDMs, Architects, and Development leads.


Session 3: Build your first Azure application using Visual Studio LightSwitch – with (almost) no code!

1:00 – 3:00pm


In this demo-heavy session, you will see end-to-end how to build and deploy a data-centric business application using LightSwitch. We’ll also go beyond the basics of creating simple screens over data, by demonstrating how to:

· Create screens with advanced capabilities

· Extend LightSwitch applications with your own Silverlight custom controls and RIA services

· Create a fully-functional application running in the cloud on Windows Azure and SQL Azure


This session is targeted both at individuals with basic programming and technical experience, as well as professional developers.


Microsoft Office Auditorium, L2, Westpac House, 91 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000




Microsoft Office

North Stradbroke, L28

400 George St

Brisbane QLD 4000




Microsoft Office

Theatre 1, L2

Walter Turnbull Building, 44 Sydney Ave

Barton ACT 2600




Microsoft Office

Exhibition Room, L5

4 Freshwater Place

Southbank VIC 3006



PERTH – 2 Nov

Microsoft Office

Enex 100 Seminar Room

100 St Georges Terrace

Perth WA 6000



SYDNEY – 10 Nov

Microsoft Office

Bushranger Room, LG

1 Epping Rd

North Ryde NSW 2113




7:30 – Registration opens (will run throughout the day)

8:00 – 9:00 – Business Applications and the “Un”-Professional Developer: LightSwitch on Windows Azure

9:00 – 9:30 – Breakfast

9:30 – 10:30 – Discover Windows Azure Platform Part 1: Business Overview

10:30 – 11:00 – Morning Tea

11:00 – 12:00 – Discover Windows Azure Platform Part 2: Technical Overview

12:00 – 13:00 – Break (lunch will not be provided)

13:00 – 15:00 - Build your first Azure application using Visual Studio LightSwitch – with (almost) no code!