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FileMaker Server 8 Now Available

  • 27 September, 2005 11:28

<p>FileMaker today announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Server 8 (, high performance database server software for up to 250 users and 125 FileMaker Pro database files. The new server software features an improved database engine designed to make searching, adding, deleting and editing data significantly faster than in FileMaker Server 7 (up to 89% in benchmark tests, see details at</p>
<p>New FileMaker Server 8 features
In addition to an improved database engine, FileMaker Server 8 offers the following new features (see product details at</p>
<p>• Finds, adds, edits and deletes information faster using the newly optimised FileMaker Server 8 database engine.
• Provides automatic consistency checking on all hosted files for increased data reliability.
• Increased reliability, error capture, event logging and better diagnostics ensuring the integrity of files.
• Supports all the new features of FileMaker Pro 8 and FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced and is required for full support of new FileMaker Pro 8 complex search patterns and calculation functions.
• Supports a mix of FileMaker Pro 8 and FileMaker Pro 7 clients.</p>
<p>“One of the best things about upgrading to FileMaker Server 8 is that you can immediately begin hosting solutions for either FileMaker Pro 7 or Pro 8 clients.” says Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, Marketing and Services, FileMaker. “The switching costs are extremely small and the productivity of your workgroup will see an immediate boost from recent improvements in our database engine. It is substantially faster, and our beta testers have confirmed that it produces results where it matters the most. Overall, FileMaker Server 8, along with the new FileMaker Pro 8, offer a great deal of gain, with very little pain.”</p>
<p>Beta Users Praise FileMaker Server 8
“FileMaker Server 8 has been rock solid and running non-stop for the past few months”, says Matthew Greger, President, The Business Helper, Inc. (</p>
<p>“I cannot wait to deploy FileMaker Server 8. I will be able to scale my solutions even better and have the confidence I need to guarantee the highest level of stability”, Dan Weiss, Buddy Systems Inc. Database Developers (</p>
<p>FileMaker Server Core Features
With more than 25,000 copies shipped worldwide, FileMaker Server includes robust, real-time database sharing, advanced security options and powerful, remote administration capabilities so you can:
• Install it in less than 30 minutes in most cases
• Bring your entire team together for maximum productivity
• Increase the performance of your shared databases
• Better protect your data with robust security features
• Save time with powerful administration features</p>
<p>FileMaker Server 8 Advanced and FileMaker Mobile 8
FileMaker Server 8 Advanced, planned to ship in early spring, will provide all that FileMaker Server 8 offers plus powerful web publishing and external connectivity options. FileMaker plans to ship FileMaker Mobile 8, a companion to FileMaker Pro 8 designed specifically for Palm OS and Pocket PC handhelds, later this spring. For the first time, FileMaker Mobile 8 will synchronise multiple devices with databases hosted by FileMaker Server.</p>
<p>Pricing, availability and system requirements
FileMaker Server 8 is available now at ( and is priced at AUD$1749 (inc. GST) for a full version. FileMaker Server 7 licensed users will pay only AUD$519 (inc. GST) for the upgrade. For complete details on system requirements, go to</p>
<p>About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).
<p>Customer contact:
1800 028 316</p>
<p>Media contact:
Amanda Scott-Kiddie
Kinetics Pty Ltd
02 9976 6611</p>
<p>©2005 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.. The stated prices are suggested list prices and actual prices may vary.</p>

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