Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta Release – Simple Authoring Tool For Azure Apps
Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta has just been released (download it here). LightSwitch is a tool for rapidly developing data-centric business applications. LightSwitch apps can be deployed on a variety of platforms – as WCF/SQL Server desktop apps, Silverlight/SQL Server web apps and also Windows Azure/SQL Azure apps.
Note that Azure deployment is not available in Beta 1, but is promised in a subsequent Beta.
See this LightSwitch Tutorial for details on developing and deploying a simple LightSwitch app.