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Visual Studio LightSwitch

Discover a wealth of resources for learning and using Visual Studio LightSwitch.

Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update Now Available!

This update includes new features for Cloud Business Apps and LightSwitch projects in Visual Studio 2013.  This includes enhanced HTML controls, better support for large data sources & SAP, document library support, plus a whole lot more!

LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 Preview LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013

See what’s new in the next version of LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013, including better team development support and improvements in building HTML client desktop and Office 365 apps.

Beginning LightSwitch

Learn how to use LightSwitch to develop business applications for the desktop and mobile devices, with these step-by-step “How Do I” video courses.

Essential topics

Learn the right techniques and hone your skills to develop full-featured business applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch.

Working with data

Learn how to create, connect, and work with data, the most important part of a LightSwitch application.


Working with screens

Learn how to create screens, the basic user interface of a LightSwitch application.


Working with queries

Learn how to create a query, which returns data that meet a set of criteria, such as a specific list of customers.


Working with SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Learn how to enable SharePoint 2013 support in your LightSwitch application.


Working with code

Learn how write business rules for your LightSwitch application using the Code Editor.


Working with user permissions

Learn how to control user access to parts of your LightSwitch application.


Deploying LightSwitch applications

Learn how to deploy your Visual Studio LightSwitch business applications.


What is LightSwitch?


LightSwitch blogs

Visual Studio LightSwitch | MSDN

Trip Report: Community Leadership Summit 2014
Wednesday, Jul 23 Beth Massi - Microsoft
Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio - Users and Files
Thursday, Jul 3 Beth Massi - Microsoft

Free book chapter

LightSwitch Unleashed Visual Studio LightSwitch Unleashed

Alessandro Del Sole

The author has made Chapter 3 of LightSwitch Unleashed available for free download.