VistaDB 3.5 includes a number of enchancements to the core tools from the 4.x development work. Visual Studio Designer - This designer has a new name (and path). It is actually most of the new designer from the 4.x line. We are making a lot of changes to the internal architecture to get ready for client / server and Entity Framework support from a single designer. The new install path is the InstallDir\VisualStudio to reflect that a single dll is used for all versions of Visual Studio. The dll has also been renamed to VistaDB.vsdesigner.dll. Visual Studio Server Explorer - Displays the name of the database rather than "VistaDB Database" in the explorer tree. Existing entries must be removed and re-added in order to gain new naming. Visual Studio Database Template - Add new item templates for vdb3 database. We will add an asp.net version to include the role providers pre-populated in the database. There is no need to migrate from one format to another as the VistaDB.Web.Dll has been rewritten to only use the SQL Interfaces (but did not make it into this release). We now use the same schema as the SQL Server membership provider and it should make upsizing to SQL Server easier. Once you add the item template into your project a Server Explorer entry is made for you, and an app.config with the database factory entries just in case you need them. When adding a new template to a project it will also automatically make the correct app.config or web.config entries for the engines, and in the case of the web project it will also copy the dll from the GAC to your bin folder to make an easier deployment. Data Builder UI Changes - New launch screen showing a cached list of recent stories from our Blog. We will continue to update this over time (maximum of once ever 4 hours). You may uncheck the update box to prevent it from checking for a new landing page. The launch page also shows the most recent databases for quick reload of the files.