MSDN Radio: Visual Studio LightSwitch with John Stallo and Jay Schmelzer

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This week on MSDN Radio, John Stallo and Jay Schmelzer from the Microsoft Visual Studio team will talk about LightSwitch—a new tool that allows you to easily and quickly build high-quality business applications for the desktop, the web, and the cloud. This MSDN Radio is hosted by Mithun Dhar.

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Guests: John Stallo, Lead Program Manager and Jay Schmelzer, Group Program Manager; Microsoft Corporation

John Stallo is a Lead Program Manager on the Visual Studio LightSwitch product team. Born in Perth, Western Australia, he has worked on a variety of Visual Studio developer tools including Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services, Data design-time, and Class Designer, and is passionate about improving developer productivity.

Jay Schmelzer is the Group Program Manager on the Visual Studio Team at Microsoft. Jay and his team are responsible for the Visual Studio design-time tools and runtime components used to build applications that leverage Microsoft Office client and server products, many of the Visual Studio features vital to end-to-end application development experience including Data Design-time, building and consuming WCF services and Deployment, as well as the application programmability and extensibility available in Visual Studio Tools for Applications. Prior to joining Microsoft, Jay was a partner with a leading consulting firm and specialized in the design and development of enterprise applications. Jay has authored several articles and books on application development and is a frequent speaker at conferences.



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