Apple subsidiary FileMaker Inc. announced Monday that it is shipping
FileMaker Server 7 Advanced, the version of its server software that incorporates advanced Web publishing and connectivity features. FileMaker Server 7 Advanced can host up to 100 Web-based clients and 250 desktop clients, and features connectivity to XML, ODBC and JDBC-based data sources. FileMaker Server 7 Advanced also features “Custom Web Publishing” which enables users to deploy data-driven Web sites using Web design tools like Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, through a built-in Site Assistant wizard.
FileMaker Server 7 Advanced costs US$2,499 and runs on Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server and various versions of Windows Server operating systems. Its Web publishing supports Apache and IIS Web servers also. FileMaker Server 7 owners can upgrade to Advanced with the purchase of the US$1,500 FileMaker Server 7 Option Pack.
At this week’s FileMaker Developer Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., FileMaker Inc. also announced that a development license for FileMaker Server 7 Advanced is now included with FileMaker Developer 7. The license allows advanced users and developers who buy the software to build and test solutions that will be deployed on FileMaker Server 7 Advanced. Existing developers
can purchase the license for an addition $10 through December 31, 2004.
FileMaker Inc. also noted that it has shipped more than 10 million copies of FileMaker since its introduction in April 1984. The company said that this year’s FileMaker Developer Conference drew record numbers of developers — more than 1,400 all together.