Software AG, Inc. announced the worldwide availability of Tamino XML Server 4.4, which has implemented WebDAV support directly in the kernel. Through WebDAV support and automatic document versioning, Tamino 4.4 provides data management facilities to unstructured data currently residing in local file systems. These facilities include extended search functions for content and metadata, authorization and security, and data integrity. In addition, Tamino 4.4 provides the high availability (hot standby), replication mechanisms, enhanced scalability and security required in mission-critical IT environments. For the user, the tight WebDAV integration means that Tamino appears as a normal directory or directory tree, and acts as a transparent and flexible Internet file system that also provides versioning capabilities. Users can store, share, search and retrieve XML documents with ‘drag and drop’ as well as using XQuery. Furthermore, binary data, such as Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, PDF, ZIP or other Office files can be stored and indexed for XQuery-based searches. In addition to the access via HTTP and a wide range of available APIs, external systems and applications can access Tamino via the integrated WebDAV interface, an extended HTTP standard Internet protocol. Tamino XML Server also now incorporates SOAP and UDDI. Tamino 4.4 is available for the Microsoft Windows Server and XP, Sun Solaris, HP-UX (64-bit), and Linux for Intel platforms. Additional platforms including AIX, HP-UX (Itanium), and z/Linux are scheduled to follow in December.