Top 10 Benefits of Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011

Top 10 Benefits of Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011

  1. Build business applications like they were created by a professional designer Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 comes with an extensible
    set of pre-built Application Shells that can give your application the familiar feel of popular Microsoft software.

  2. Build a better application faster Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 includes templates for the most common types of business applications. It also contains predefined data types for commonly used fields, like phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

  3. Simplify development The intuitive Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 development environment simplifies the development experience and provides assistance when you need it – displaying tools specific to the task at hand. In this environment, you can access the tools you need, when you need them.

  4. Evolve your application as business needs change The pre-built templates and components in Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 are fully extensible, so adding additional features to your application as needed is fast and easy.

  5. Quickly add user-friendly features Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 applications support exporting data to Microsoft Office Excel for easy sharing and reporting, without requiring additional work on your end.Use the asynchronous data loading routines in Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 to build applications that remain responsive while loading data.
  6. Easily add powerful authentication features Built-in authentication models make it simple to provide different users with varying degrees of access and authorization. Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 automatically generates the administration console for you, giving the administrator a simple, intuitive way to set user roles and permissions.

  7. Create a custom application for the way you do business Build your application to do exactly what you need it to. Visual Studio LightSwitch lets you create custom business logic and rules that are unique to your particular business and users. Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 makes it easy to collect, analyze and reuse information from a variety of data sources including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, Microsoft SharePoint and other 3rd party databases, helping you get the most of your business information.

  8. Customize using extensions Custom extensions such as Money and Phone Number business types are included in LightSwitch. Picture and Text layout extensions provide new ways to present data on screen. You can use shell extensions and theme extensions to change the appearance and behavior of an application by changing just one setting.

  9. Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is a companion to Visual Studio Professional, Premium and Ultimate Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 works seamlessly with Visual Studio Professional, Premium or Ultimate giving you the best of both. LightSwitch uses the same project templates as Visual Studio Professional making it easy to carry applications into that IDE. If your application evolves to the point where you need to access the tools and features of a more powerful development environment – just upgrade.

  10. Speed Deployment and Updates With Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011, you can create one application that can be deployed to desktop clients, browser clients or through the cloud. You can choose the best deployment method based on how and where people work.

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