Sequoia Software Corporation announced the new Sequoia XML Portal Server. The Sequoia XML Portal Server provides a information delivery mechanism that shortcuts the search and retrieval process typical of corporate portals. The Sequoia XML Portal Server incorporates a patent-pending XML indexing engine that allows users to conduct context-sensitive searches. This enhances information retrieval by giving users the ability to conduct searches that are highly granular, accurate and efficient. The Sequoia XML Portal Server shortcuts information retrieval by eliminating drill down, the process of finding and piecing together fragments of data from multiple search results. This is accomplished by providing users with customized information snapshots called Aggregate XML Objects (AXOs). AXOs are assembled by aggregating multiple, unique XML data elements into a new object that represents a user’s specific information requirements. Sequoia XML Portal will be available in October 1999 for Windows NT.