OmniPilot Software has announced the release of Lasso Professional 8.1, the latest version of its tool for developing, serving and managing data-driven Web applications. This release offers over 100 changes and 19 new tags and the company says the key emphasis has been placed on enhancing Lasso’s speed and performance in critical areas. Many improvements have been made to Lasso’s browser support and handling of a multitude of character sets and encodings. In addition, version 8.1 has new features for creating and modifying encrypted PDFs and provides enhanced support for PDF forms. Pricing options and further information are available from the Web site.