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By Michael Washington on 3/21/2012 12:25 AM
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Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 (In Visual Studio 11) allows you to access your LightSwitch application via OData. This allows you to access the business layer and security of your LightSwitch application. It also allows your LightSwitch application to communicate with web pages, mobile clients (IPad, Android, Windows Phone) and other clients such as Excel PowerPivot.

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By Michael Washington on 3/6/2012 6:32 AM
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When you have Visual Studio LightSwitch 2010 (the released version) and Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 (the Beta version) on the same machine, you may have a problem installing some extensions.

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By Michael Washington on 3/1/2012 11:02 PM

In LightSwitch 2011, the team ripped out the guts and replaced the WCF RIA engine with an OData engine. The following are some techniques to observe how LightSwitch communicates using OData

By Michael Washington on 3/1/2012 12:43 AM

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Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 (In Visual Studio 11) allows you to access your LightSwitch data via OData. This allows your LightSwitch application to communicate with web pages, mobile clients (IPad, Android, Windows Phone) and other clients such as Excel PowerPivot...

By Michael Washington on 2/29/2012 12:54 PM
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Many of you have discovered the power of using WCF RIA Services that are simply pointing to the internal LightSwitch database. The LightSwitchHelpWebsite.com has covered this in the articles:

WCF RIA Service: Combining Two Tables

Using WCF RIA Services In LightSwitch To Simplify Your Application UI

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