The Altova team is excited to be heading to New Orleans next week to exhibit at The Microsoft TechEd and BI Conference 2010! You can find us in booth #644 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana from June 7-10. We hope you’ll stop by our booth to chat about what you’re working on, and see a demo of the newest features announced in our MissionKit 2010 Release 3, the integrated suite of XML, database, and UML tools. Among other features of interest for Microsoft® developers, support for integration with Visual Studio® in MissionKit tools has been updated to include Microsoft’s latest release, Visual Studio 2010 (versions 2005 and 2008 are also supported). Tools that support VS integration include the XMLSpy XML editor, MapForce data mapping tool, StyleVision stylesheet design tool, and UModel advanced UML tool. We’d be happy to show you the latest functionality in XMLSpy for working with NIEM, a United States XML-based standard that is already inherently supported in many of the Altova MissionKit products. The new version delivers support for xsi:nil for XML Schema mapping in MapForce, as well as the ability to generate C++ code for 64-bit applications. StyleVision has improved its XBRL support with the addition of iXBRL, a subset of the XBRL standard that is, at this point, primarily used only in the United Kingdom. Other important new features in v2010r3 include mapping data based on SAP’s IDoc EDI format in MapForce, and support for C# 4.0 and Protocol Machine State Diagrams in UModel. You might also be interested to hear about our new 64-bit product versions and support for working with XML on SharePoint® Server that was added to XMLSpy back in February. We will also be have the Altova product raffle – stop by and enter for a chance to win one of ten Altova product licenses!
Tags: 64-bit, SharePoint, v2010, v2010r2
Release 2 of the Altova MissionKit 2010 delivers radical performance optimizations and new 64-bit product versions
New 64-bit Altova Tools
Release 2 of the Altova MissionKit 2010 is available in a 32-bit version as well as a new 64-bit version for users running operating systems such as Windows 7 (64-bit) and Windows Vista 64-bit. There are many advantages realized with 64-bit versions – more about these in subsequent posts – but the most significant is the reduction of limitations associated with working with XML files sized anywhere from 100 MB up to the gigabyte range. Of course, R2 is also delivered in 32-bit versions that include all of the new features described below. The 32-bit versions will run on both 32- and 64-bit operating systems. For all database-enabled MissionKit tools, support for IBM® iSeries® has been extended to include the latest version, 6.1. Database users also now have the option to connect via the pure ODBC API instead of using Altova’s native support for a particular database. The native database support generally provides more functionality, but there may be instances when the user prefers the pure ODBC API. A convenient dialog offers access to either communication method. Below are just a few highlights of the new release. See full details and screenshots.
XMLSpy 2010 R2
In addition to a new 64-bit version, Release 2 of XMLSpy 2010 delivers optimizations for working with large files in Text View and Grid View, faster XML Schema-based validation, and long-awaited support for HTTPS in the SOAP client and SOAP debugger. R2 also delivers support for versioning on SharePoint® Server, so you can now read/write files on the CMS with full check out/check in functionality. XMLSpy has long provided royalty-free code generation based on XML Schemas in Java, C#, and C++ for Windows – and with v2010r2 you can also generate C++ for use on the Linux platform.
More R2 Highlights
Adding to 64-bit versions across the product line are these new features:
- New data processing functions and EDI mapping options in MapForce
- Support for editable variables in Authentic forms designed in StyleVision
- Support for the latest UML version 2.3 in UModel
- Integration into Windows Explorer for diff/merge in DiffDog
- Support for WSDL 2.0 in SchemaAgent
- And much more
Updates and Upgrades
For customers with an active Altova Support and Maintenance Package (SMP), v2010r2 is an entirely free update. Simply download and install the latest version to have access to all the new features. When you purchase SMP with your Altova product, you get priority technical support, plus all major software versions and maintenance releases during the support period for free. It’s really a great deal.
As always, you can evaluate any Altova product with access to full functionality for 30-days, free of charge.