Natural ORM Architect: 2013-01 CTP Released

The January 2013 Community Technology Preview of Natural Object-Role Modeling Architect for Visual Studio is now available through or

Expanding the appropriate file download and running Setup.bat will uninstall any old NORMA version and reinstall the new NORMA components. Visual Studio instances should be shutdown before running setup, and Vista/Windows7/Windows8 users should either launch the provided SetupVistaOrLater.bat or explicitly run Setup.bat as an Administrator. The release includes modifications through changeset 1510.

The January 2013 release adds Visual Studio 2012 support, new constraint connections between a subtyping relationship and normal roles, some enhancements to disjunctive mandatory and external uniqueness verbalization patterns, native SQL Server data type handling, and other bug fixes.

Details are available in the included Documentation\Readme.htm installed with NORMA and in the SVN change logs on sourceforge. A copy of the readme has also been posted on sourceforge so you can review changes before you download the binaries.

Posted by Matthew Curland 2013-01-17