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ANNOUNCE: XML Spy 3.5 Beta 2 available for download

From: xmlschema-dev <xmlschema-dev@xmlspy.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 16:55:18 +0100
Message-ID: <0FED160BABE4D311AD2E0050DA465785155AD0@medusa.icon.at>
To: "'xmlschema-dev@w3.org'" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
We are pleased to be able to announce the next step of the beta testing
phase for the upcoming XML Spy 3.5 version and would like to invite you to
participate in this effort.

Version 3.5 Beta 2 is the second public beta release for our upcoming XML
Spy 3.5 product and includes several new features. Specifically this beta
release contains:

    + generation of complete XML Schema documentation in HTML and Microsoft
Word format
    + printing from the XML Schema design view
    + lots of bug-fixes in the XML Schema design view and the XML Schema
aware validator

In addition, the following features, that have already been introduced in
the Beta 1 release of XML Spy 3.5, have been improved:

    + a graphical schema design view for editing XML Schemas with
unprecedented ease-of-use
    + support for the latest XML Schema Candidate Recommendation released by
the W3C on 10/24/2000
    + the ability to automatically convert schemas from the April 7 working
draft to Oct 24 CR
    + the ability to access files from a URL (http: or ftp:) using a
user-name and password
    + the ability to save files directly to an FTP server
    + a new COM-based API for integrating XML Spy into custom solutions
(Visual Basic sample included)

We anticipate a huge interest in this beta version and are, therefore,
providing this download on a dedicated server hosted with a high-speed ISP.
Nevertheless, if you are still experiencing problems with downloading this
beta version, we have to ask you for a little patience. Please try again
after a few hours or at night-time, when there are not as many users
accessing the Internet.

Please use this URL to access the beta program page on our web server, where
you can download XML Spy 3.5 Beta 2 version (file size is 6.3 MB):

    http://www.xmlspy.com/beta

We are now also offering a quick introduction to the new XML Schema Design
View online. If you are interested in working with XML Schema, please visit
this URL, which explains the new XML Schema related features in detail:

    http://www.xmlspy.com/features_schema35.html

Please note, that XML Spy 3.5 will be available in January 2001 for a retail
price of US$ 199.00 per user with volume discounts offered to site licenses
purchasers. Existing customers of the XML Spy 3.0 Premium product will be
able to upgrade to XML Spy 3.5 for FREE, so now is the best time to purchase
XML Spy and save big - please go directly to our online shop to order XML
Spy 3.0 now:

    http://www.xmlspy.com/order

Thank you for your interest in our product and for participating in our beta
program!

Sincerely,

XML Spy Team
Received on Friday, 1 December 2000 12:07:25 GMT

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