It also has Starter Kits (downloadable project templates you can customize to suit your needs) to enable the quick creation of common business apps for tasks like time tracking, customer service, and performance reviews. You can easily add more complexity as needed with the LightSwitch Extensions provided, such as components, data sources (including SharePoint 2010, SQL Server, SQL Azure, and other third party databases), and services for your app.
From a technical perspective it creates the necessary core plumbing for your business applications on top of well-known technologies like Silverlight, MVVM, RIA Services, and Entity Framework, and best practices in user experience, security and n-tiered applications.
The starting place to visit first for development content is the LightSwitch Development Center on MSDN. As you can see from the page, there are four steps to get you started:
Download Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011
Watch the instructional LightSwitch "How Do I?" videos
Get essential training
Ask questions in the LightSwitch forums
Here are a few more interesting links:
. Deploying LightSwitch Applications to Windows Azure article on the MSDN Magazine November 2011 edition
. The official LightSwitch Team Blog
. The "LightSwitch Star" Contest on CodeProject
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