FileMaker Server 8 Advanced now available
FileMaker has announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Server 8 Advanced, an enhanced version of FileMaker Server 8 that lets administrators securely and reliably manage and deploy shared FileMaker Pro 8 and 7 database files over networks, intranets, and the Internet.
FileMaker Server Advanced is an "All-in-One" server solution for sharing FileMaker databases among teams of any size. Extending the networking and security features of FileMaker Server 8, Server Advanced enables rapid deployment of web solutions, custom integration with internal and external web sites, and links with external corporate data sources through ODBC, JDBC, and XML. custom writing service
New features in FileMaker Server 8 Advanced
Web usability improvements:
- Delivers the new FileMaker Pro 8 features in a browser - Server-based Instant Web Publishing (IWP) takes advantage of the new FileMaker 8 features including Tab Controls, Drop-down calendar and customized Tool Tips (created in FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced), to bring new levels of usability to browser-based solutions.
- Customizable Home Page - A unique Web page interface for creating FileMaker Instant Web Publishing solutions makes launching solutions even easier.
- Better security via forms-based authentication (improved security without password caching) and encryption of data transferred between hosted databases and desktop clients using the SSL protocol. User accounts and passwords can be efficiently managed through external authentication using industry standard Active Directory and Open Directory.
- FileMaker Server 8 Advanced is up to 89% faster than FileMaker Server 7 Advanced in handling certain database tasks.
Free special development licenses for FileMaker Solution Alliance members:
FileMaker Solutions Alliance (FSA) membership now includes a free copy of the FileMaker Server 8 Advanced Development license. This license enables developers to create and test server solutions for as many as three users. Members of the FileMaker Solutions Alliance (FSA) may build and test the deployment of FileMaker 8 files running on FileMaker Server 8 Advanced using a special FileMaker Server 8 Advanced Development License for as many as three users.
Pricing and System Requirements
The upgrade price from FileMaker Server 7 Advanced to FileMaker Server 8 Advanced is attractively priced at just $749. The full U.S., suggested list price is $2,499. The software runs on Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Windows 2000 Server SP4, and Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition and leverages their built-in security to provide Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption of data transferred between FileMaker Server 8 Advanced and the web.
FileMaker Server 8 Advanced web publishing supports Apache web server on Mac OS X and IIS web server on Windows. The software also provides support for industry-standard connectivity options such as XML, ODBC, and JDBC.
For more information visit the FileMaker website.