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FileMaker Spotlights FileMaker Pro 8 at Macworld SF

Macworld Conference and Expo at Moscone Center (January 11, 2006)

FileMaker (booth # 817) will spotlight the benefits of new FileMaker 8 product line for new and existing customers, with special focus on solutions for small business and creative professionals.

Walter Murch, Academy Award-winning editor of "Cold Mountain," "Jarhead," The "English Patient," "Apocalypse Now" and other major films, will appear in the FileMaker booth to describe his use of FileMaker in making films.

The role of FileMaker Pro in film and video production also will be featured in three presentations by Ramy Katrib, founder of DigitalFilm Tree, a post-production facility with credits on films including "Cold Mountain" and "Napoleon Dynamite" and the TV series "Scrubs."

FileMaker is also sponsoring "Digital Photography Day," 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 10 and 11; live demos of FileMaker Pro as used by creative professionals to manage projects and assets; and a special session on how FileMaker Pro and Final Cut Pro are used together by video editors.

Also featured this year -- for the first time -- is the FileMaker Pavilion (booth # 927), where real-world FileMaker Pro-based solutions from eight leading FileMaker solutions providers will be showcased. FileMaker will also provide free FileMaker Pro 8 trial CDs (while supplies last) with Starter Kits (can be downloaded at ).

The main FileMaker booth will feature live demos of FileMaker Pro 8, FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced, FileMaker Server 8, FileMaker Server 8 Advanced, and a preview of FileMaker Mobile 8.

FileMaker @ Macworld Expo Schedule Highlights

Special highlights from FileMaker's many events and activities at Macworld Expo include:

-- Academy Award Film Editor Walter Murch
   Walter Murch will make a special appearance at FileMaker's booth (#817)
   1:30 p.m., Jan. 11, demonstrating how he has used FileMaker Pro
   throughout his career as a film editor and sound editor.
-- Using Final Cut Pro and FileMaker Pro Together
   FileMaker representatives will show how FileMaker Pro 8 integrates with
   Final Cut Pro, manages assets and organizes entire creative businesses
   at the National Final Cut Pro Users Group meeting, 6 p.m., Jan. 11 (see
   details at )
-- FileMaker on the Creative Pro Stage
   Featuring a presentation by Ramy Katrib, founder of post-production
   firm DigitalFilm Tree, this session looks at real-world FileMaker
   solutions that manage digital video, image, and sound files. FileMaker
   Pro 8 also easily manages the business side of creativity, including
   project tracking, organizing customers and billings, printing job
   status reports, and sharing digital libraries. There are three special
   FileMaker sessions at the Creative Professional Stage (booth # 2245):
   1-1:30 p.m., Jan. 10; 2-2:30 p.m., Jan. 11; and 11-11:30, Jan. 12.
-- FileMaker Pro Training
   Learn how to use FileMaker Pro 8, featuring speaker John Mark Osborne,
   Database Pros, well-known FileMaker expert and author, at the Power
   Tools Conference at Macworld, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., January 9 and 10.
Solutions Showcase at FileMaker PavilionAdjacent to the main FileMaker booth, many of the leading FileMaker experts will showcase their real-world solutions in the first-ever FileMaker Pavilion (booth #927). A number of these FileMaker developers will be showcasing new solutions and services (see FileMaker third-party news releases at ) Expert FileMaker developers in the Pavilion will include:

-- beezwax
   beexwax datatools, inc. ( will show Inspector, a
   developer tool for diagnosing, documenting and debugging FileMaker 7
   and FileMaker 8 solutions.
-- .com Solutions Inc.
   .com Solutions Inc. ( will introduce the newest
   version of FmPro Migrator 3.68, with a new Microsoft SQL Server-to-
   FileMaker 7 and 8 migration feature.
-- Crooked Arm Consulting
   Crooked Arm Consulting ( will demonstrate Eavesdrop,
   a FileMaker Server monitoring tool for database administrators that
   remotely watches servers and sends custom alerts based on conditions
   that can be specified.
-- Ki Business Systems
   Ki Business Systems ( will show a variety of its
   business management software, based on FileMaker 8, for small and
   medium-size businesses, including integrated sales management, order
   processing, purchasing, event management, project management,
   accounting, inventory and e-commerce modules.
-- New Millennium
   New Millennium ( is showcasing Genesis Accounting,
   a robust and complete FileMaker 8-based accounting package, and
   MediaManager, a plug-in that enables sophisticated document management,
   as well as image manipulation and sound editing in a container field.
-- PaperCutPro
   PaperCutPro ( will demonstrate a robust paperless
   medical information system that manages information, people and
   employees in pediatric and primary care settings, for large
   multi-clinic, multi-office or solo practices.
-- PayGo SP
   PayGo SP ( will show its powerful, affordable
   and easy-to-use, PayGo SP retail point-of-sale software that tracks
   sales, customers, inventory and more. The application is designed for
   both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
-- WorldSync
   WorldSync ( will showcase SyncDeK 6, its data
   synchronization application that extends FileMaker Pro 8 workgroups to
   mobile users, remote sites and geographically distributed users.
   SyncDeK also provides scalability, failover and continuous backup for
   FileMaker Server Advanced.

About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro is used by millions of small businesses worldwide to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions for businesses, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc.

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