The major new version of the most award-winning desktop database for Windows and Mac is now available in Asian English.

GRENOBLE, France, January 4 2008 – FileMaker, Inc. and WinSoft announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Pro 9 and FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced in Asian English (Windows versions only) the most dramatic new offering in years with over 30 ease-of-use breakthroughs, according to the company. The Mac OS versions of FileMaker Pro 9, FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced will be available in early 2008. FileMaker Server 9 and FileMaker Server 9 Advanced (Mac OS and Windows versions) will also be available in early 2008.

FileMaker Pro 9 includes many new features, for end users and developers, to simplify creating, automating, sharing and reporting from databases, including a new Quick Start screen for new users to be quickly productive; Conditional Formatting, which highlights data based on parameters the user sets; and the ability to email a link to other FileMaker users, which they can click to instantly access your database.

The new version also offers breakthrough easy-to-use tools so FileMaker users and workgroups easily can connect to the world of company and Web data residing in external SQL data sources: MySQL, Oracle SQL and Microsoft SQL Server.
FileMaker Pro 9 also includes such standard features as 30 pre-designed customizable database templates; the ability to import or export Microsoft Excel files; PDF support; live Web viewing and much more.

“FileMaker 9 Pro Asia English version also support Indian scripts (Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Panjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam) , so that the information can be managed and shared faster than ever.” said Pierre Blangero, chairman and chief executive officer, WinSoft.

“FileMaker is the acknowledged leader in easy-to-use database software which empowers workgroups,” said Dominique Goupil, president of FileMaker. “FileMaker Pro 9 is perfect for innovative organizations who realize the benefits of empowered self-service workgroups.”

Discover all the new FileMaker 9 Product line on WinSoft website

Pricing and Availability

FileMaker Pro 9 and Asian English version (Windows only) is immediately available. New users may purchase FileMaker Pro 9 for $299 (suggested list price). Existing users of FileMaker Pro 7, 8 and 8.5 may upgrade to FileMaker Pro 9 for $179 (suggested list price). Existing users of FileMaker Developer 7, FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced and 8.5 Advanced, and FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5 and 9 may upgrade to FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced for $299 (suggested list price).

About FileMaker Inc. (
FileMaker develops award winning database software for Windows, Mac, and the Web. FileMaker products combine legendary ease of use with the power to grow from individuals to large workgroups. Millions of people in business, education, non-profit, and government organizations around the world, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze, and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.

About WinSoft SA (
WinSoft, French software company based in Grenoble, founded in 1985, is specialized in the design, development, localization and publishing of software in emerging markets. As a strategic partner for FileMaker, Apple Computer, and Adobe Systems since 1995, WinSoft has extensive experience in helping software publishers successfully introduce or expand their business in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. WinSoft expertise ranges from software engineering and localization, to production and sales, right through to in-country marketing and distribution.

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