Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch Goes RTM

The long awaited event will take place on July 26. Launch date is barely two weeks from now. It has awesome capabilities. Connecting to data is a breeze. Most used business related screens are ready to go needing no more than a click. What is not in the out-of-the box product will be provided by a spate of third party vendors/developers writing extensions. Microsoft Extensibility Framework is the under pinning technology and already third parties have moved in to reap the bonanza (http://firstfloorsoftware.com/blog/document-toolkit-for-lightswitch-rtm/). With built-in capabilities augmented by custom controls leveraging all that is (good and ) invested in Silverlight 3, Silverlight 4, Silverlight.....you can imagine how far it can go. Extensions will surely take to higher dimensions. What is remarkable about this product is you create an application once and you can deploy to the desktop, or web, or to the  cloud all published from within the IDE. I have watched it go from Beta 1 to Beta 2 and I cannot wait to savor the RTM

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