FileMaker today announced the availability of FileMaker Server 8, the latest version of its high performance database server software for up to 250 users and 125 FileMaker Pro database files. The new server software features an improved database engine designed to make searching, adding, deleting and editing data significantly faster than in FileMaker Server 7, says the company. In addition, this release offers: automatic consistency checking on all hosted files for increased data reliability, support for a mix of FileMaker Pro 8 and FileMaker Pro 7 clients, and more. FileMaker Server 8 is priced at US$999.