The book is designed to introduce the various components and funtionalities of LightSwitch. This book will appeal to LightSwitch self-starters, as most of the examples are complete—not just snippets—with extensive screenshots. The chapters progress from downloading software to deploying applications in a logical sequence. This book is for developers who are beginning to use Visual Studio LightSwitch. Small business houses should be able get a jump start on using LightSwitch. The book does not assume prior knowledge of Visual Studio LightSwitch but exposure to SQL Server, Silverlight, and Microsoft IDEs such as Visual Studio (any version) will be of great help. The book should be useful to both Visual Basic and C# programmers. In addition to small businesses, this book will be useful to libraries, schools, departmental applications, and to those who might be writing applications to be hosted on desktop, internet and Windows Azure platforms.