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FileMaker showcases new Bento personal database, and entire FileMaker Pro 9 line, at Macworld Expo

  • 15 January, 2008 13:15

<p>FileMaker, Inc. will showcase its brand-new Bento personal database software for Mac OS X Leopard at Macworld Expo 2008 in San Francisco.</p>
<p>Bento lets Mac users organise their lives by giving them one place for important information, from contacts and calendars to projects and events. With direct links to Address Book and iCal, ready-to-use templates and elegant themes, the iTunes-like interface in Bento provides a simple way to get organised. For more info and to obtain Bento, go to (</p>
<p>In its booth, FileMaker also will highlight FileMaker Pro 9, the newest version of the award-winning database for Mac OS X and Windows. The FileMaker Pro 9 product line is the company’s most dramatic offering in years, boasting more than 30 breakthrough easy-to-use features.</p>
<p>And leading FileMaker experts and solutions-providers will be in the FileMaker Pavilion (Booth #1235) adjacent to the Apple and FileMaker booths. FileMaker Pavilion attendees will see a first-hand glimpse of customised FileMaker Pro solutions for many types of database needs.</p>
<p>FileMaker events at Macworld Expo also include:</p>
<p><b>FileMaker and Final Cut Pro</b></p>
<p>FileMaker is a Gold sponsor of the Final Cut Pro User Groups’ “SuperMeet” on 16 Jan. SuperMeet participants will see how FileMaker integrates with Final Cut Pro to manage digital assets and organise creative processes and businesses. To attend and for more info, go to</p>
<p><b>FileMaker Pro at Power Tools Conference</b></p>
<p>Learn how to go further in FileMaker Pro 9 from John Mark Osborne, Database Pros president and owner and well-known FileMaker expert and author. Osborne will lead a two-day session covering the important FileMaker concepts of data modelling, relational design, scripting and calculations, and advanced techniques Jan. 16-17. For more info, go to
<p><b>FileMaker Discovery Tour</b></p>
<p>Lee Lukehart, director of training at Soliant Consulting, will lead a two-hour hands-on workshop 17 Jan, to unleash the legendary ease-of-use and power of FileMaker software. Lukehart will provide an introductory how-to tour of FileMaker Pro 9 for novices and experienced users alike. For more info, go to</p>
<p><b>FileMaker Pavilion Features Leading Developers</b></p>
<p>Adjacent to the FileMaker and Apple booths, leading FileMaker developers will showcase their solutions in the FileMaker Pavilion (Booth # 1235). See FileMaker third-party news releases at (</p>
<p>Developers in the Pavilion include:</p>
<p><b>.com Solutions Inc.</b></p>
<p>.com Solutions provides FileMaker services and tools for FileMaker migrations and development. FmPro Migrator’s new graphical interface supports the automation of Table Consolidation migrations, including the automated creation of Table Occurrences, Relationships and Layouts.</p>
<p><b>beezwax datatools, inc.</b></p>
<p>beezwax datatools, inc. designs a wide variety of custom systems and database products using FileMaker Pro and Web technologies. beezwax will present two new additions to its product line: Dragon Web Surveys for easy survey creation and analysis, and the Web Services plug-in, both designed by partner firm FM::Nexus.</p>
<p>Excelisys, Inc. is a FileMaker Business Alliance member with more than 30 experts and more than 10 FileMaker Certified consultants and developers on staff. Excelisys offers full-service, custom database development, Web site and application development, consulting and design. Excelisys will showcase its jump-start suite of eX-File solutions, including eX-BizTracker, eX-BizTrackerpro, eX-Cal, eX-Mailer, eX-MailCampaign, eX-Directory and eX-ReportCard.</p>
<p><b>Momentum Education</b></p>
<p>Momentum Education offers a range of uniquely innovative, multi-functional and flexible solutions for foreign language learners, teachers, and textbook publishers. The products are ideal for authoring in-house company language programs and offer new marketing possibilities to media publishers. Our own vibrant content focuses on Japanese learners of English.</p>
<p><b>NRG Software, LLC</b></p>
<p>NRG Software offers simple FileMaker solutions for business users. NRGShip is the first cross-platform shipping solution certified by UPS and FedEx. NRG Validate ensures accuracy of mailing addresses at the point of entry. Every day, NRG customers process thousands of shipments and address verifications to simplify their order processing.</p>
<p><b>The Contract Management Company (CMC)</b></p>
<p>CMC provides on-demand contract management services and tools, custom development, and management consulting. At the Expo, CMC will release Contract Management Suite 3.0, a simple, proven and effective solution that handles the details of contract, grant and project management.</p>
<p><b>Virtual Training Company</b></p>
<p>With hundreds of quality software training courses, VTC tutorials allow users to increase versatility in their professional and personal lives. Each title makes even the most challenging software easier to learn. Become an expert with VTC in less time and at a lower cost than other forms of training.</p>
<p><b>WorldSync, Inc.</b></p>
<p>WorldSync will conduct live hands-on demonstrations of its exciting, new fmDataGuard product. fmDataGuard 1.1 provides solutions built with FileMaker Pro software with the technological basis for regulatory audit trail compliance, logs all data views and changes, and allows for instant data rollback or quick recovery from a crash or corruption. WorldSync will also show its latest
SyncDeK 7 for data synchronisation between FileMaker Pro databases and even SQL data sources. Learn how SyncDeK 7 provides your mobile workforce with anytime,
any where</p>
<p><b>About FileMaker, Inc.</b></p>
<p>FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software. Its products include the legendary FileMaker Pro product line for Windows, Mac and the Web, and the new Bento personal database for Mac. Millions of customers, from individuals to large organizations, rely on FileMaker, Inc. software to manage, analyse and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.</p>
<p><b>Customer Contact: </b></p>
<p>1800 028 316</p>
<p><b>Media contact:</b></p>
<p>Polly Johnson</p>
<p>+61 2 9212 3848</p>
<p>©2008 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Bento is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The events and speakers are subject to change without notice.</p>

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