Altova announced that Altova XMLSpy 2006 includes full support for the newly released Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. From directly within the Visual Studio 2005 development environment, developers can access the functionality of XMLSpy 2006 to build XML-based applications. In addition to Visual Studio 2005
integration, the new 2006 version contains updated XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0, and XQuery support in compliance with the latest World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Working Drafts released on September 15, 2005, as well as schema-awareness in its XSLT 2.0 and XQuery engines. Similar to its support for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, XMLSpy 2006 provides “deep” integration with Visual Studio 2005. This gives Microsoft developers seamless access to the editing views and
development tools of XMLSpy 2006 in the same environment where they develop .NET Framework-based applications. XMLSpy 2006 is currently available for purchase in both Professional and Enterprise Editions with (USD) prices for a single-user license starting at $499 and $999 respectively. Customers with a valid Altova
Support and Maintenance Package (SMP) are eligible to update to XMLSpy 2006 software free of charge.