Visual Studio LightSwitch availability

S Somasegar


Today, Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is available for download for MSDN subscribers. Non-MSDN subscribers can get LightSwitch starting Thursday, July 28th, or download a free trial today.

LightSwitch, the newest member of our Visual Studio product family, is a development tool that enables developers of all skill levels to build line of business applications for the desktop, web, and cloud quickly and easily.  LightSwitch applications can be up and running in minutes with templates and intuitive tools that reduce the complexity building data-driven applications, including tools for UI design and publishing to the desktop or to the cloud with Windows Azure.  LightSwitch enables you to focus on your business needs rather than details when building your application.

I encourage you to try LightSwitch 2011 and see how it can help you build applications.  For details on how to use LightSwitch to build data-driven applications, check out Jason Zander’s blog.


S Somasegar
S Somasegar

Senior Vice President, Visual Studio

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