Visual Studio 2015 Launch – AIDE for LightSwitch sim-ships

We are happy to announce that a new release of AIDE for LightSwitch will sim-ship with VS2015 RTM. Xpert360 are Microsoft Partners in the VSIP program. We have committed to support VS2015 RTM within 30 days of release across all Visual Studio paid and free offerings.

AIDE Studio for LightSwitch

AIDE Studio for LightSwitch

With this refresh, all our LightSwitch desktop themes and theme packs are free for run-time use. The vNext AIDE will be made available as AIDE Studio 2015 with free-use Community and paid Enterprise editions. No more trial editions, a simplification in the licensing and packaging, fully integrated with Visual Studio Gallery for discovery and upgrades. Watch out for more announcements and materials in the coming weeks.

Today , Monday 20th July 2015 and it is time for the final release of Visual Studio 2015. The keynote starts at 08:30AM PST (UTC -7) so set your reminders

15:30 GMT/UTC  16:30 BST  11:30 EST  08:30 PST

The event includes 4 hours of live streaming of sessions via channel9 and 20 or so pre-recorded video sessions.

Live Visual Studio 2015 Final Release Event via Channel9 @ch9

The live streaming will give a great overview of getting started with Visual Studio 2015 , .NET 4.6 and Visual Studio Online. Packed with demo’s showing improved productivity, cross-platform development and new opportunities.

It is anticipated that the Visual Studio 2015 RTM will be announced as available to download. The VS2015 pre-RTM release has been with the Xpert360 Development Team for some time as we test and build the latest releases of our tools ready to Sim-Ship as a member of the Visual Studio Industry Partner program (VSIP).

The editions of Visual Studio 2015 available is different from previous release and you can compare the editions here. In our eyes the key change is availability of the Community edition continuing with support for LightSwitch and extensions available from the Visual Studio Gallery. This considerably expands the reach of the Visual Studio platform.


Company information: Xpert360 Ltd, founded in 2009, based upon three decades of IT experience, is an Independent Software Vendor and Custom Solution Provider based in the United Kingdom.

Xpert360 Lightning” and “AIDE Studio for LightSwitch” are trademarks of Xpert360 Ltd, copyright 2012 – 2015.


One response to “Visual Studio 2015 Launch – AIDE for LightSwitch sim-ships

  1. Hello,
    I’m particularly interested in: “[…] AIDE Studio 2015 with free-use Community and paid Enterprise editions. No more trial editions, a simplification in the licensing and packaging[…]”

    Have you ever released AIDE Studio 2015 with free Community licensing? I’ve just checked your website and it doesn’t seem to be there.

    Thanks in advance,
    Kind regards,

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