OmniPilot Software has officially announced the release of Lasso Professional Server 8.5 (LP 8.5) — the latest version of the company’s Web scripting programming language. “LP 8.5 is a more powerful and advanced programming language packed with innovative features and enhanced functionality.”┬áNew features in version 8.5 include: Universal Binary support; support for many Native Data Sources including: Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, SQLite, ODBC, Filemaker and OpenBase; built in LDAP Integration; Shell support; and more. Lasso Professional Server 8.5 retails for US$649, and upgrades start at $349. OmniPilot offers a free license of LP 8.5 to Premier Members of the Lasso Professional Alliance (LPA).