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Deployment: Distributing and Maintaining Your Application

This topic contains links to other topics related to deploying Visual Studio LightSwitch–based applications.

You can deploy LightSwitch-based applications as desktop or Web applications using a 2-tier or 3-tier topology to a local computer, to a server running Internet Information Services (IIS), or to Windows Azure. You can also deploy web services that are based on LightSwitch to a server that's running Internet Information Services (IIS) or to Windows Azure.



Deploying LightSwitch Applications

Describes the process of deploying applications.

How to: Deploy a 2-tier Application

Shows how to deploy a 2-tier desktop application.

How to: Deploy a 3-tier Application

Shows how to deploy a 3-tier desktop or Web application to a server.

How to: Deploy a LightSwitch OData Service

Shows how to deploy a service that exposes Visual Studio LightSwitch data to other applications.

How to: Change the Application Type

Shows how to change between desktop and Web applications and change where the application is hosted.

Signing a XAP File By Using a Certificate

Describes how to sign a deployment package with a security certificate.

How to: Deploy Content and Resource Items

Shows how to deploy additional items with an application.

Troubleshooting LightSwitch Deployment

Contains information about commonly encountered issues and the steps that are required to resolve them.