Back from the Depths: My Work on Visual Studio LightSwitch

I’m back.  And this time for good.  I promise.

During the past couple of years, I’ve been working on a cool new developer tool product called Visual Studio LightSwitch.  If you haven’t heard of it, Jason Zander has a good blog post about it which you should read.  Basically, it’s a new rapid application development SKU in Visual Studio that lets you build LOB applications for the desktop or web.  And last week it was finally publicly announced with a beta due to drop on August 23.

This has been a fun product to work on and I’m excited for the world to see it.  Going forward in this blog, I will be writing about my experiences in using LightSwitch to build applications as well as some detailed information on the features areas for which I am responsible (such as authentication and authorization).  I plan to offer tips and tricks on how you can best use LightSwitch to create your applications.  And most of all, I’d love to respond to any of your questions on LightSwitch.