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The Altova MissionKit for Microsoft .NET Developers

Suite of Software Tools Offers Seamless Support for Microsoft Visual Studio, Office Open XML, Microsoft SQL Server, and More

Altova (http://www.altova.com), developers of XMLSpy, an industry leading XML editor, offers Microsoft .NET developers, software architects, and IT pros an integrated suite of XML, database, and UML tools in the Altova MissionKit. The suite of software tools works with Microsoft Visual Studio; supports the Office Open XML (OOXML) file format in 2007 Microsoft Office documents; and provides functionality for querying, designing, and editing data across the Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access platforms. Additionally, the Altova MissionKit gives Microsoft .NET Framework-based developers access to a powerful suite of feature-rich software tools at a substantial cost savings. For a live demo of the features available in the MissionKit visit Altova at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC), Booth #711.

The Altova MissionKit is available in multiple configurations for XML developers and software architects. All MissionKit editions include Altova XMLSpy, MapForce, and StyleVision, and options are available to add up to five more XML, database, and UML tools -- all for less than the price of two.*

"For developers, software architects, and IT pros working with a range of technologies, including XML, databases, and UML, the Altova MissionKit makes it easier and more cost-effective with one integrated tool suite," said Alexander Falk, President and CEO for Altova. "The ability to work simultaneously within multiple products allows MissionKit users to take advantage of powerful features and functionality across the Altova product line, and at a significant cost savings. And with support for Microsoft's SQL Server and Visual Studio, the MissionKit provides added benefits for .NET Framework-based developers."

"Altova continues to create key features and functionality that work well with Microsoft products," said Joe Marini, Director of the Development Tools Ecosystem team at Microsoft Corp. "By offering all functionality in one tool suite, the Altova MissionKit provides today's .NET Framework-based developers with a set of tools needed for developing tomorrow's applications."

The Altova MissionKit includes the following tools and support for .NET Framework-based developers:

 --  XMLSpy -- One of the industry's best selling XML editors gives
    developers seamless support for Visual Studio; XML Schema-based code
    generation in Visual C#, Visual C++, and Java; support for editing,
    querying, and publishing Open XML in Office 2007 documents; integration
    with Microsoft Access and SQL Server; support for SQLXML XSD mapping
    schemas for SQL Server; and much more.

--  MapForce -- Altova's graphical data mapping tool works well with
    Visual Studio; drag-and-drop data mapping capabilities; instant data
    conversion; royalty-free code generation in Visual C#, Visual C++, or Java;
    and data mapping support for XML, SQL Server and Access, Microsoft Excel
    2007 / OOXML, EDI, flat files, and Web services.

--  StyleVision -- A graphical stylesheet design tool, Altova StyleVision
    supports drag-and-drop XSLT stylesheet design to publish XML or SQL Server,
    Access, or other database data; generates simultaneous output to HTML, PDF,
    RTF, and Microsoft Word 2007 / OOXML; and supports electronic forms design
    for use with Altova Authentic®, a free WYSIWYG editor.

--  DatabaseSpy -- This unique, multi-database query and design tool
    provides support for querying, designing, and editing SQL Server, Access,
    and other databases; includes a SQL editor with auto-completion
    capabilities; and extensive importing / exporting functionality.

--  UModel -- Altova's easy-to-use UML modeling tool supports all 13 UML
    diagram types; code generation and reverse engineering for Visual C#,
    Visual Basic.NET, Java, and Visual Studio.

Learn more about all the features in the Altova MissionKit here.

To download a 30-day free trial of the Altova MissionKit here.

The Altova MissionKit includes up to eight products for less than the price of two* with pricing starting at $889 (USD). Currently available in Professional and Enterprise Editions for both XML Developers and Software Architects, the MissionKit can be purchased directly from the Altova Online Shop at: https://shop.altova.com. Altova recommends the purchase of its Support and Maintenance Package (SMP) with all software purchases. Learn more at: http://www.altova.com/support_package.html.

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