Many details have been improved and extended. In addition quite a few things "under the hood" have been enhanced to provide developers an even better and easier way to create applications.
Among other services a new search services has been added. topasWorks now fully supports Java JDK 5 and the corresponding J2EE.
The most important new feature is an application called "topasIDE". This is an development environment based on the popular Eclipse. It can be uses locally or remote for both development and administration.
Another interesting new feature is a easy yet powerful "Remote-Debugging" interface, that allows developers to run one server on top of another server to execute and debug code on a line-by-line basis. Combined with the exclusive topasWorks "hot redeploy" feature developers now safe a lot of time creating new reliable applications.