Daily Links 22-Jun-2011

Is Visual Studio LightSwitch the New Access?[.NET]
Microsoft publicly released beta 2 of LightSwitch, code-named "Kitty Hawk," in March. The technology is designed to make building line-of-business (LOB) applications easier through pre-built templates and custom business data types, with the ability to deploy to the desktop, the Web and the cloud. LightSwitch beta 2 has better performance and introduces an auto-complete control, flexible layout controls, an Excel-like grid, unique constraints for fields, an "all users" windows authorization level, support for custom data sources, the ability to deploy to Windows Azure and more. Before we look at the solution, let’s take a look at the problem it’s intended to solve.