SOURCE: Altova

December 05, 2007 09:33 ET

Windows IT Pro Magazine Presents Altova XMLSpy With the "Best of Connections 2007" Award

BEVERLY, MA--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - Altova® (, creator of XMLSpy®, the industry leading XML editor, and other popular XML, data management, UML, and Web services tools, today announced that Altova XMLSpy was named as winner of the "Best of Connections 2007" in the Office category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro®.

In the award's first year, the judges reviewed over 60 IT products and services submitted for the contest and chose 18 finalists that were evaluated at Microsoft Connections in Las Vegas. Interviews were conducted, and winners were announced on the exhibit floor of the Connections conference.

"With each new release, Altova continues to add unique functionality to an already robust development tool," said Gayle Rodcay, senior editor for Windows IT Pro. "With extended support for Office Open XML (OOXML) in XMLSpy 2008, users can now extract, edit, query, and transform XML data from within Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 files. Altova's support for OOXML clearly demonstrates their strategic importance to the market, competitive advantages, and the value they provide to their customers."

"We are excited to have XMLSpy recognized by Penton Media as a winner of the 'Best of Connections' award," said Alexander Falk, president and CEO for Altova. "Our support for the Office Open XML format gives XMLSpy users the unique ability to re-use and re-purpose vast amounts of valuable business content stored in Microsoft Office 2007 files, providing huge advantages to business people and application developers."

Altova XMLSpy 2008 is currently available with pricing starting at $499 (USD). XMLSpy may be purchased stand-alone or as part of the Altova MissionKit 2008™ product bundle -- both are available directly from the Altova Online Shop at:

The Altova MissionKit bundles up to eight Altova products for less than the price of two.* All MissionKits include XMLSpy, MapForce, and StyleVision at substantial savings, plus options are available that add up to five of the other application development, data management, and modeling tools effectively free of charge. The MissionKit is currently available with pricing starting at $740. Learn more about the Altova MissionKit at:

To download a 30-day free trial of XMLSpy 2008 or the MissionKit 2008, visit:

About Altova

Altova accelerates application development and data management projects with software and solutions that enhance productivity and maximize results. As an innovative, customer-focused company and the creator of XMLSpy and other leading XML, data management, UML, and Web services tools, Altova is the choice of over 3 million clients worldwide, including 91 percent of the Fortune 500. Enabling customers ranging from vast development teams in the world's largest organizations to progressive one-person shops, Altova's line of software tools fulfills a broad spectrum of business needs. Altova is an active member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Object Management Group (OMG) and is committed to delivering standards-based platform-independent solutions that are powerful, affordable, and easy to use. Altova was founded in 1992 and has headquarters in Beverly, Massachusetts and Vienna, Austria. Visit Altova on the Web at:

Altova, MissionKit, XMLSpy, MapForce, StyleVision, UModel, DatabaseSpy, DiffDog, SchemaAgent, SemanticWorks, Authentic, and AltovaXML are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Altova GmbH in the United States and/or other countries. The names of and reference to other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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