FileMaker Will Highlight FileMaker Pro 5.5 and
FileMaker Server 5.5 on Mac OS X at Macworld Expo in New York

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK – July 18, 2001 – FileMaker will highlight its new FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS X and give attendees a preview of FileMaker Server 5.5 running on Mac OS X as Macworld Expo opens here today.

The FileMaker booth is #818 in the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Expected to ship on July 30, FileMaker Server 5.5 is the ideal way to host and protect FileMaker workgroup databases and is designed to match the evolving Server platform preferences of these business workgroups. In addition to Mac OS X, FileMaker will add Linux (Red Hat certified) support to FileMaker Server 5.5. Linux is growing rapidly as a server platform, especially for workgroup deployments, and has been requested by FileMaker customers. FileMaker Server 5.5 will also run on Windows 2000 logo-certified, Windows NT, Mac OS 8.6 and 9.1.

“”””””””The strong performance and scalability of Mac OS X further empowers the productivity of FileMaker Pro workgroups,”””””””” said Dominique Goupil, FileMaker president. “”””””””FileMaker is thrilled to be among the very first software vendors to ship its products supporting Mac OS X.””””””””

“”””””””Mac OS X provides tremendous business opportunities for developers that seek a robust and versatile platform to create software,”””””””” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “”””””””FileMaker will take full advantage of Mac OS X’s incredible power and stability to deliver remarkable data management solutions in FileMaker Pro 5.5 and FileMaker Server 5.5.””””””””

The company also will demonstrate the strong integration between FileMaker Pro 5.5 and Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac at its booth along with FileMaker Mobile for Palm OS.

FileMaker Mobile is designed on a simple load-and-go mobile user model: the user simply selects and loads the FileMaker data they require from their desktop computer to the Palm Powered handheld. Later, the data on the handheld may be synched via the Palm HotSync technology with the individual’s single-user FileMaker Pro 5.5 database on the desktop computer.

FileMaker (( is a leading provider to the growing Web-publishing and workgroup database markets. FileMaker lets departments and teams create databases to manage and track projects, assets and people. Its award-winning FileMaker line of database software provides relational power, instant and custom Web publishing and legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker is the database software subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc.

Customer Contact: 1-800-325-2747 (for information and to order)