LightSpeed 4 Beta now available!

LightSpeed 4 Beta Now Available

That’s right! Kicking off 2011 in style, we’re excited to announce that we have started shipping nightly builds of LightSpeed 4 Beta! LightSpeed 4 Beta is available to current LightSpeed 3 customers now.

What’s new with LightSpeed 4?

The primary focus of LightSpeed 4 has been on distributed enhancements – helping get your data get where it needs to be with LightSpeed taking care of all the hard work. We posted about some of the highlight features for distributed solutions in an earlier blog post, but the highlights: Distributed Entities, DistributedUnitOfWork, RIA Services, DTO mapping improvements and much more!

There’s plenty of other great things coming with LightSpeed 4 and we will be sure to be posting about them in the coming weeks.

We’d love to hear from you!

To help make this the best release of LightSpeed ever we would love to hear your feedback on LightSpeed 4 Beta. Fire us an email, post in the forum, poke us on twitter – whatever way you want, we want to hear your feedback. Bug reports, feature suggestions – anything.

Download it now!

Current LightSpeed customers can download immediately from their account page. Look for “LightSpeed 4 Beta Program”. The nightly builds will be available under the files for this product. If you’re not yet a customer, go and check out the free version of LightSpeed 3.11 and see what you’re missing out on! :-)

Notes for the beta

If you’re using the beta, please remember:

  • Uninstall any existing installations of LightSpeed before installing the Beta.
  • LightSpeed 4 does not install side by side with LightSpeed 3.
  • There have been changes to DTO generation so if you’re testing a solution that uses DTO’s please get in touch if you have any issues.

Have fun!

7 Responses to “LightSpeed 4 Beta now available!”

  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Ian Randall and others. Ian Randall said: RT @MindscapeHQ: LightSpeed 4 Beta now available to customers: #mindscape #lightspeed Please RT :-) […]

  • Mindscape releases LightSpeed 4 beta…

    Thank you for submitting this cool story – Trackback from DotNetShoutout…

  • Sooo not being a customer I can’t test out 4 Beta? :(

  • Hi Philip,

    That’s correct – customers get first dibs on experimenting with the products. We wouldn’t want potential new customers grabbing the beta on a bad day and thinking it is reflective of the LightSpeed product in general.

    I hope that helps explain why it’s not open to all.

  • Yeah that explains it, I just wanted to play around with the new stuff. :)

  • Feature request :

    // pre-condition : the context is configured
    bool LightSpeedContext.TestConnection();

  • […] And don’t forget that customers can now try the LightSpeed 4 beta in all its distributed awesomeness! […]

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