In addition, Microsoft stated that the Silverlight client will continue to provide developers with the ability to build desktop applications. The purpose of the new HTML5 client is so that developers can optimize their apps for mobile devices.
The LightSwitch client is currently not available, but will be available for download on the LightSwitch Developer Center web page. For more information on the HTML5 client for LightSwitch, see the TechEd session, "What's New in Visual Studio LightSwitch." The session was led by the director of program management for the Visual Studio team at Microsoft, Jay Schmelzer, who gave an excellent presentation on the new development experience. In his session, he guides viewers through the process of creating multiple companion client applications that targets several different devices while adhering to standard compliment data services.
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