We are having a special user group meeting this month on LightSwitch on August 25th where Beth Massi, Senior Program Manager for BizApps, will present up to three sessions on LightSwitch.
The descriptions for the sessions are below. If you are interested in LightSwitch and want to attend please complete this survey.
As usual, food and drinks will be provided for this event, as well as some extra special raffle prizes. Some of the raffle prizes include new LightSwitch components from vendors like Developer Express, Infragistics, Telerik, and ComponentOne. You might even win an MSDN license or a trip with Beth, myself and others to Friday nights Diamondback game.
Introducing Visual Studio LightSwitch (100-200)
Visual Studio LightSwitch is the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and cloud. LightSwitch simplifies the development process by letting you concentrate on the business logic, while LightSwitch handles the common tasks for you. In this demo-heavy session, you will see, end-to-end, how to build and deploy a data-centric business application using LightSwitch.
Visual Studio LightSwitch - Beyond the Basics (200-300)
LightSwitch is a new product in the Visual Studio family aimed at developers who want to easily create business applications for the desktop and the cloud. In this session we’ll go beyond the basics of creating simple screens over data and demonstrate how to create screens with more advanced capabilities. You’ll see how to extend LightSwitch applications with your own Silverlight custom controls and RIA services. We’ll also talk about the architecture and additional extensibility points that are available to professional developers looking to enhance the LightSwitch developer experience.
LightSwitch Advanced Development and Customization Techniques (300+)
Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch is the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and the cloud. In the session you will see advanced techniques for customizing the client and server pieces of a LightSwitch application. You will learn how to work with the LightSwitch API, build sophisticated UI, implement middle tier application logic by customizing the data update pipeline, interact with Office applications, and much more without leaving the LightSwitch development environment. You will also see how combining Visual Studio Professional+ and your existing Silverlight and .NET skills provides even more customization opportunities by building LightSwitch extensions.
Are you going to PASS Summit 2011 in October? If so, you might want to check out the updated site I launched called PASS Summit Events. PASS Summit Events will be your one stop shop for all of the events and after parties at PASS Summit 2011.
Anyone can create an event on the site, all you need to do is sign in with your Windows Live credentials. Once signed in a link to create an event will appear. Please note, the event will not be available until it is reviewed and approved for display by an administrator.
I added a few social media features like integration with Facebook and Twitter. A cleaner more consistent UI, bitly url shorten for sharing the event. And better support for Bing maps.
Check out the site.
Don’t feel like checking out the site every day to see what is happening? Here are a few resources to help you.
Map of events
You will be able to view all of the events that are happening, even filter by day. In addition, you can view the events on a Map, and check out the event info.
Windows Phone 7 App
iPhone and iPad App
Bellevue / Seattle
In case you do not want to check out the events. Here are some other resources, also accessible from the site.
Bing Local - Bellevue
Bing Local - Seattle
Transportation - Bellevue
Transportation - Seattle