Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 is a flexible, business application development tool that aides developers of all skill levels to quickly build and deploy professional-quality desktop and web business applications. Please read the Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 Readme first for installation issues and troubleshooting. Please ask questions and provide feedback in the Visual Studio LightSwitch Forums and check the Visual Studio LightSwitch Team Blog for updates.

Important Note: Some users after installing Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 receive an expiration notification on first use. The VSLSBeta2Hotfix update resolves this issue enabling users to use Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 without being prompted that it is expired.

System Requirements:

  • Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7;Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86);Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions;Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1;Windows Server 2008;Windows Vista;Windows XP Service Pack 2
    • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or above
    • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or above
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 or above
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows 7
  • Supported Architectures
    • x86
    • x64 (WOW)
  • Hardware Requirements
    • Computer with a 1.6GHz or faster processor
    • 1024 MB RAM (1.5 GB if running in a virtual machine)
    • 3 GB of available hard-disk space
    • 5400 RPM hard drive
    • DirectX 9 capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display

Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Premium, Test Professional or Ultimate users must install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 before installing Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2.

Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1 users should uninstall Beta 1 before installing Beta 2.