FileMaker Pro Database Software Is Windows 98 Ready
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — June 25, 1998 — FileMaker, Inc., today
announced that its customers can enjoy the benefits of Windows 98 with its
award-winning database application, FileMaker Pro 4.0. In addition,
FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition, an essential toolkit for rapid
development and deployment of FileMaker Pro solutions, which recently began
shipping, also bears the “Designed for Windows 98 and Windows NT logo.”
FileMaker products are compatible with Windows 98 so customers wishing to
upgrade or that buy new PCs with Windows 98 can still use or purchase
FileMaker products and have compatibility with the Windows 98 operating
“We’re pleased that FileMaker Pro users are able to take advantage
of the benefits of Windows 98 and are pleased to have worked with FileMaker
to ensure the compatibility of their award winning software with Windows
98,” said Rob Bennett, group product manager at Microsoft Corp.
FileMaker Pro 4.0 complements Microsoft Office applications as a
great cross-platform database solution. FileMaker Pro 4.0 even allows users
to drag and drop Excel spreadsheets to quickly convert most “spreadsheet
databases” into full-bodied FileMaker Pro databases that provide users with
the ability to sort records, find, and create form layouts (such as mailing
labels) in just seconds. With FileMaker Pro 4.0, an Excel spreadsheet
converted into a FileMaker Pro database can also be shared over the Web in
just one click.
The FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition, now available at $499
(US), offers database developers Java classes, Binder software for
royalty-free runtime FileMaker Pro solutions, an external function API,
Plug-ins and hundreds of other specialized tools for fast deployment of
FileMaker Pro solutions that run on Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT
(3.51 or later). The FileMaker Pro Developer Edition contains everything
needed for creating, managing and distributing customized FileMaker Pro
database solutions quickly.
With three million units of software distributed, FileMaker, Inc.
delivers desktop-to-Web productivity and creativity for customers ranging
from SOHO to the enterprise. Its award-winning FileMaker Pro line of
database software provides relational power, instant and custom Internet
publishing and legendary ease-of-use. Its unique blend of power and ease
has fueled significant growth: sales of FileMaker Pro for Windows have
tripled in the past two years, complementing its long-time leadership among
Macintosh database software.
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