Visual Studio Lightswitch is designed to simplify application creation
Lightswitch allows users to create applications with a modern multi-tier design that support both web and desktop clients, but with little or no coding, though you can add Visual Basic or C# code if necessary. A bunch of starter projects cover features such as job candidate tracking and expense reports. There is even an option to deploy to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform, via a simple publish wizard.
Visual Studio Lightswitch is a simplified self-service development tool,” says Microsoft’s corporate vice-president of Visual Studio, Jason Zander. Microsoft has its eye on the Access market, a tool for non-specialists who need to throw together a quick database application