Microsoft is set to launch a new version of its Visual Studio, aimed at simplifying the manner in which applications are developed on the platform.
According to PC World, the company has simplified the platform to a level at which even business managers will be able to maintain the applications on the platform.
The company said that the Visual Studio LightSwitch beta will be released during its VS!Live expo on 23 August.
Giving a statement to PC Wolrd, Dave Mendlen, the senior director of developer tools platform at Microsoft, said: “Professional developers are no longer the only people building business applications. LightSwitch gives business end users a simple way to create their own applications.”
He added that the LightSwitch platform will come with a set of templates for the most common Office and Sharepoint applications, that will allow users to easily develop applications on their own.
The applications are designed to be used on either a local computer or can be deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Applications can also be accessed via a web browser using the SilverLight plug-in.