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By Michael Washington on 4/23/2012 8:39 PM

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Consuming OData in Visual Studio LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2011 is very easy. When you consume an OData service in LightSwitch, its Entities that you import behave like any other LightSwitch data source (such as Internal Entities, external SQL tables, and WCF RIA Services). This allows you to easily create mash-ups where you combine different data sources to create an application.

In this example, we will create an application that allows us to add our own reviews to the movies in the Netflix catalog…

By Michael Washington on 4/23/2012 3:57 PM

Finally a well written article that talks about LightSwitch (also I am quoted in it several times):

Everyone’s aiming for the “citizen developer,” but lately that elusive customer has led Microsoft on a snipe hunt. With LightSwitch, the company has a rapid application development (RAD) tool, that no one—not even Redmond or its partners—seems to know quite what to do with...

Read the full article at this link.

By Michael Washington on 4/18/2012 9:37 PM

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The LightSwitch Silverlight screens allow you to easily group and total data. The LightSwitch OData services return one Entity collection at a time. This makes grouping and totaling across Entity collections difficult. Using WCF RIA Services provides a clean elegant solution…

By Michael Washington on 4/14/2012 5:42 PM
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Visual Studio LightSwitch (In Visual Studio 11 Beta) allows you to access your LightSwitch application via OData. This provides access to the security and business rules of your LightSwitch application.

In this article we will demonstrate using JQuery, DataJs and KnockoutJs to create a page that will cover Creating, Reading,...
By Michael Washington on 4/12/2012 5:43 AM

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One tool that you can use to browse your LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2011 Beta OData feeds is LinqPad. Another one is the Silverlight OData Explorer

By Michael Washington on 4/10/2012 9:33 PM
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Visual Studio LightSwitch (In Visual Studio 11 Beta) allows you to access your LightSwitch application via OData. This provides access to the security and business rules of your LightSwitch application.

This article is a continuation of the article: Calling LightSwitch 2011 OData Using Server Side Code. In that article...
By Michael Washington on 4/6/2012 8:26 AM
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Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta in Visual Studio 2011, allows you to create applications that can communicate with LightSwitch using OData. This allows you to create applications, such an Android mobile application, that communicate with the LightSwitch business layer. This provides access to the LightSwitch security and business rules.

In this example, when a user uses the application and calls LightSwitch, they will only see their own Orders (unless they are in the administrator role, then they...
By Michael Washington on 4/3/2012 5:27 AM
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Xpert 360 has released a new LightSwitch extension, Lightning Dynamics CRM Data Source, that allows LightSwitch to connect to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. It allows LightSwitch to connect to 40 Dynamics CRM entities. The unusual thing is that currently the product is free:

“We...
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