Virtually Limitless Data Exchange and Support for New FileMaker
Pro 6
Highlighted At Annual Developer Conference
Recent launch of FileMaker Pro 6 spotlights ability to better
gather, manage and share information through use of standards,
including XML
Palm Desert, CA – Aug.12, 2002 – Under the theme of
"Information, Integration and Innovation", FileMaker, Inc,
today officially opened its annual Developer’s Conference held this
year at the Desert Springs Marriott resort in Palm Desert,
During the three-day conference, which draws corporate and
independent database developers from around the world, attendees will
explore how the recently released FileMaker Pro 6 integrates with a
virtually limitless world of applications and data.  With
integrated XML (Extensible Markup Language), import and export,
FileMaker Pro can now integrate and exchange data with many
applications, without complex, costly conversion of data between
proprietary formats.
The conference will feature hands-on technical labs, a product
showcase, an overview of developer tools, pre-conference seminars and
more than 50 sessions on topics such as building solutions taking
advantage of standards (XML, web services, SQL, JDBC), business
applications and technical solutions.

Experts and Technical Sessions
Among the many experts and solutions, developers speaking at the
conference will be keynote speaker Ron Schmelzer, founder and senior
analyst of ZapThink and a well-known authority in the field of XML and
XML-based standards and initiatives. Schmelzer was recently named by
Boston Magazine to the "Internet Top 40." Additional
speakers will include FileMaker President Dominique Goupil; FileMaker
executives Bill Epling, chief financial officer; Chung Le, vice
president of product development and Chris Trytten, director of
product management.
A partial listing of this year’s technical sessions include: Creating
XSL style sheets with FileMaker Pro; Constructing a FileMaker Security
& Privilege Management System; CDML vs. XML; FileMaker Pro: Web
Services Client; Synchronizing FileMaker and SQL Server Database
Systems Using ODBC; Managing Web Content with FileMaker and
DreamWeaver; Integrating FileMaker Pro with Enterprise Systems Using
XML; Mobile Data for Multi-User Databases; FileMaker Pro as a Business
Management Tool; FileMaker Pro and Microsoft.NET Technology Overview;
Citrix and Terminal Services Deployment with FileMaker Pro. For full
details visit
Launching a Host of New FileMaker Third Party Solutions
Many new FileMaker third-party products and solutions will make their
public debut during the conference:
=B7         MacSol
Computer Consulting will introduce FILMPilot, a digital image library
solution that takes full advantage of the new features in FileMaker
Pro 6.
=B7         Chaparral
Software & Consulting Services, Inc. will offer a sneak-peek at
BrushFire 2, a FileMaker Pro script analysis utility that adds
dependency tracking across all fields, layouts, relations and scripts
in all files of a FileMaker Pro solution.
=B7         Troi
Automatisering will announce the availability of the first public beta
version of the Troi URL Plug-in for FileMaker Pro 6. The Troi URL
Plug-in can help you fill in forms on the Internet, all from FileMaker
Pro. It also retrieves data from any HTTP URL. Troi will also announce
it has begun shipping the Troi Plug-in Power CD-ROM volume 7, for
FileMaker Pro 6 on Mac and Windows.  The CD-ROM contains
demonstration versions of 12 Troi Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro, as well
as other utilities.
=B7         Dacons
International will announce the release of the cross-platform version
of MenuControl 1.5 for FileMaker Pro for Windows, Mac OS and Mac OS X.
MenuControl enables you to create your own real menus in FileMaker Pro
using any scripts as menu items and switch off the standard FileMaker
=B7         New
Millennium Communications, Inc. will announce the availability of
SecureFM 6 for Windows 95 through XP, and Macintosh OS 8/9 and OS X.
SecureFM is a FileMaker Pro plug-in which provides database designers
and system administrators the ability to disable any FileMaker Pro
menu item and its keyboard equivalent, either at startup or on-the-fly
by script, thereby preventing the undesired creation, modification, or
deletion of data.
=B7         Productive
Computing, Inc. will unveil Multi-User Calendar Secure. Multi-User
Calendar Secure is a FileMaker Pro based solution that has all the
same great features as the Multi-User Calendar v2 while adding
security and other new tools.
=B7         beezwax
datatools will demonstrate the latest version of The Hive, a group
project and meeting organizer, and the FMP-to-XML Generator, a
web-based tool for generating XML tags from FileMaker Pro.
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=B7         Waves In
Motion will be sharing its latest strategy paper, discussing how to
add data visualization to a FileMaker Pro solution. Waves in Motion’s
charting plug-in enables your data to come to life and helps you make
better business decisions by giving you the complete picture at a
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=B7         A.E. Wood &
Erickson LLC is shipping SyncDeK 4.1, the leading tool for enabling
robust, flexible synchronization of a distributed set of FileMaker Pro
Many of the new products mentioned above will be demonstrated at
the Exhibitor Showcase running throughout the conference. The vendors
exhibiting this year include: Advisor Media, Inc., 5D Services, A.E.
Wood & Erickson LLC, Absolute Advantage, Inc., Apple Computer,
Inc., beezwax datatools, BreakPoint Books, Chris Moyer Consulting,
Inc., Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc., Cleveland
Consulting, Inc., Co-Media Marketing, CNS, Data Designs, DataDirect
Technologies,, Excelicys, fmSTRUCTURES, LLC, FM Forums,, Happy Software, IT Solutions Consulting, Inc., Ki
Systems, Inc., MacAcademy/Windows Academy, New Millennium
Communications, Inc., Price Wizard Software, Productive Computing,
Inc., Professional Data Management, Sitecraft, Inc., Troi
Automatisering, VizMotion, Inc. and Waves in Motion.

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