Microsoft announces Visual Studio Lightswitch 2011 released on 26 July
July 4, 2011
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Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is a rapid prototyping business application tool which, through a variety of built-in templates for creating forms-from-data applications.
Built on Visual Studio 2010 and using either C# or VisualBasic, LightSwitch creates Silverlight applications that can run in the browser, out-of-the-browser, or in the cloud. Forms are built from templates and then populated with data from data sources including Excel, SQL Server, SQL Azure and SharePoint all without the need to write code unless you want to customise it or extend it further.
You can find more information on Lightswitch here including a beta download, training information and How-To videos