Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011
Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is a flexible development tool that enables developers of all skill levels to quickly create and deploy great looking business applications for the desktop and the cloud. With timesaving tools and templates, and an intuitive development environment, Visual Studio LightSwitch helps speed the development and reduces the complexity of everything from UI design to Windows Azure Cloud Deployment. With Visual Studio LightSwitch it is finally practical to create affordable, scalable custom software solutions that bridge the gaps between existing systems and data and help provide comprehensive, user-friendly views of your business data.Compare Visual Studio LightSwitch to Visual Studio 2010 Professional
Quickly Build Business Applications
Get up and running in minutes and easily choose a deployment method that fits your needs.
Create a useful, intuitive application while LightSwitch handles the code
Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 makes it simple for users of all skill levels to quickly build and deploy polished, user-friendly business applications that look like they were created by a professional designer.Familiar and professional applications, codingÂ optional
Download one or more of the extensible, pre-built application shells - called starter kits - to help you give your application the look and feel of popular Microsoft software, like Office and Windows, without starting from scratchDesktop, web, or cloud - you choose
Create one application and deploy it to ensure the highest adoption and use by your users. LightSwitch lets you decide on a deployment method after your application is built, then writes the code to make it happen.
Get More From Your Data
Easily integrate with your existing data systems and help your users share and report information.
Import, export, and sort your business information
Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 makes it easy for users to connect to their data wherever it is, and quickly add user-friendly features and capabilities that make sharing and reporting data easier than ever.Use your data wherever it is
Using LightSwitch, it's easy to collect, analyze, and reuse information from a variety of sources, including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, Oracle, and other third-party databases.Save time with predefined data types
Structures and validation rules are already in place in LightSwitch, so you can just drop in the data types you need. And you can easily create and add your own data types to reuse in future applications.Easily manipulate and organize data
Applications created in LightSwitch come with built-in paging, sorting, and filtering capabilities that make it easier to work with a large amount of data.Export and share data with built-in features
LightSwitch applications support exporting data to Microsoft Excel for easy sharing and reporting, without requiring additional work on your end. And you can use the asynchronous data-loading routines in LightSwitch to build applications that remain responsive while they load data.
Wow Your End Users
Build useful and user-friendly applications that look and function like professional software.
Take your application beyond users' expectations
Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 offers tools and options that help users create applications that rival off-the-shelf solutions by using both included features and downloadable extensions.Quickly and easily create common screens
Use screen templates as a guide to lay out your content, providing a professional look and maintaining consistency among your forms.Write the code that only you can write
Build your application to do exactly what you need it to do. LightSwitch lets you create custom business logic and rules unique to your business, which means that you can provide a tailored experience that best meets your users' needs.Extend and customize your application
Take advantage of components, data sources, and services that add functionality. LightSwitch applications are built on a set of extensible templates, so it's easy to share components from one application to the next, or to expand your application’s capabilities using LightSwitch extensions.
Specifications / System Requirements
|Package Type||Retail Boxed Package|
|License Type||Complete Package|
|License Quantity||1 User|
|Operating System||Windows XP (x86) SP3 (exc Starter), Windows Vista (x86/x64) SP2 (exc Starter), Windows 7 (x86/x64), Windows Server 2003 SP2/2003 R2/2008 SP2/2008 R2 (x86/x64) (MSXML6 required for 2003 SP2)|
|Min CPU||1.60 GHz or faster|
|Min HDD||3 GB|
|Min RAM||1024 MB RAM (1.5 GB if running in a virtual machine)|
|Min Screen Requirements||1024 x 768|
|Peripheral Devices||DVD-ROM drive; mouse & keyboard|
System RequirementsRequired Processor
1.60 GHz or fasterRequired Operating System
- Windows XP (x86) with Service Pack 3 - all editions except Starter Edition
- Windows Vista (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2 - all editions except Starter Edition
- Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
- Windows Server 2003 (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2 - all editions
- Users will need to install MSXML6 if not already present
- Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 and x64) - all editions
- Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64) with Service Pack 2 - all editions
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) - all editionsRequired Memory
1024 MB RAM (1.5 GB if running in a virtual machine)Required Hard Disk Space
3 GBOther System Requirements
5400 RPM hard driveRequired System Architecture
32-bit (x86); 64-bit (x64) (WOW)Required Video Card
DirectX 9 capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display
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