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LightSwitch Lets Power Users Switch on the Cloud

Microsoft just released the second beta of Visual Studio LightSwitch, a tool that lets power users turn what they do in Excel, Access and other apps into full-fledged, albeit lightweight, .NET apps. The tool uses wizards and GUI tools to help these users rapidly build line-of-business apps. In this latest beta, Microsoft is allowing these apps to be published to the cloud through Azure.

Not all power users are power coders. Thus, LightSwitch lets real programmers examine the code in Visual Studio before making its way to either desktops or the cloud.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/22/2011 at 12:47 PM


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