Myth Busting Visual Studio LightSwitch

Earlier this week, at the VSLive conference in Redmond, WA (on the Microsoft campus) Jason Zander announced a new Visual Studio product that we’ve been working on – Visual Studio LightSwitch – the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and cloud.

image This is exciting for us – we’ve been working on this product in secret for some time now. Finally we are able to share this work with the world.

Of course, as can often happen, the announcement was followed up with some confusion. Since we aren’t releasing the Beta 1 bits until August 23, 2010, no one (other than the 700 people at VSLive using the hands-on-labs) can actually see LightSwitch in action and get a feel for it. As a result, there is some confusion around what LightSwitch is, what it does, and who should use it. So let me try and dispel a few myths.

Who is LightSwitch for? Who should use it?

LightSwitch is intended for anyone who needs to…


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I promise more to come, including some demos. In the meantime, check out Jay Schmelzer’s The Anatomy of a LightSwitch Application Series.