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Thanks to everyone who attended the “Flip on LightSwitch!” at the Kansas City Office Geeks User Group last night!  Lots of great questions and interaction from the group!

As promised, here are the resources we talked about:

First, you need a place to play with LightSwitch. As it is beta, a vpc is always a good idea.

Currently there are three flavors of the Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate VPC:

Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 and Team Foundation Server® 2010 RTM virtual machine for Microsoft® Virtual PC 2007 SP1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=5e13b15a-fd74-4cd7-b53e-bdf9456855bd&displaylang=en

Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 and Team Foundation Server® 2010 RTM virtual machine for Windows Virtual PC

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=509C3BA1-4EFC-42B5-B6D8-0232B2CBB26E&displaylang=en

Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 and Team Foundation Server® 2010 RTM virtual machine for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E0198B64-4ACB-4709-B07F-359FB4D523BC&displaylang=en

Visual Studio LightSwitch Download

Get the bits here.

http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/lightswitch

Visual Studio LightSwitch Developer Center

Lots of good stuff here. Check out the how to videos for a great start!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lightswitch/default.aspx

Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1 Training Kit

The Visual Studio LightSwitch Training Kit contains demos and labs to help you learn to use and extend LightSwitch. The introductory materials walk you through the Visual Studio LightSwitch product. By following the hands-on labs, you'll build an application to inventory a library of books.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ac1d8eb5-ac8e-45d5-b1e3-efb8e4e3ebd1&displaylang=en

Walkthrough: Creating the Vision Clinic Application

Here is a great walkthrough to build a more advanced app from stem to stern:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee256749.aspx

Make sure you you get the database and finished sample here:

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/lightswitch

And last but not least, here is the MSDN documentation:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff851953.aspx

That should give you a great start! Look for more posts on Visual Studio LightSwitch from me soon.

Posted on Friday, September 3, 2010 4:53 PM | Back to top

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