Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Visual Studio LightSwitch Team Will Ship v1 “Soon” and v2 Will Support OData per a New Job Description

The Microsoft Talent Network posted a Software Development Engineer in Test II Job for the next version of Visual Studio Lightswitch. From the job description:

  • Date: Jun 1, 2011
  • Location: Fargo, ND, US
  • Job Category: Software Engineering: Test
  • Location: Fargo, ND, US
  • Job ID: 751998-43346
  • Division: Server & Tools Business

image22242222222The Visual Studio LightSwitch team is about to begin work on our next release targeting professional line-of-business (LOB) application developers building solutions for small and medium businesses. Our mission is to dramatically simplify the way modern LOB applications are built and deployed. We want to enable developers to focus on the unique needs and domain logic of the application and not the common scaffolding so that they write the code only they could write.

imageWe are shipping our v1 release soon which leverages many technologies required to build modern LOB apps: Silverlight, Azure, Office, Entity Framework, WCF RIA Services, ASP.Net Authentication, and more. For our next release we are looking at adding new scenarios for OData and Windows next while continuing to expand existing scenarios based on customer feedback. This position will require you to be hands on with a wide array of technologies key to the Microsoft’s long term success. [Emphasis added.] …

Update 6/13/2011: “and v2 Will Support OData” added to title to emphasize forthcoming OData feature.