FileMaker Server Version 7 Preview Announced

FileMaker, Inc.has announced the preview release of FileMaker Server version 7. FileMaker Server is a utility designed as a server soultion for FileMaker Pro 7 databases. The latest version features a remodeled server architecture and improved securtity functions. According to FileMaker:

FileMaker announced today that it will offer a free preview of FileMaker Server 7 starting later this month for all FileMaker customers.

Pre-registration for the Preview begins today on the FileMaker Website. The Preview includes a functional pre-release version of FileMaker Server 7, which can be used with a trial or retail version of the new FileMaker Pro 7. All pre-registrants will be notified via email when the Preview begins with download instructions for the software.

FileMaker Server 7 is high-performance server software that efficiently manages shared FileMaker Pro 7 database solutions. FileMaker Server 7 will feature a significantly remodeled server architecture that can host millions of data tables and leverage high-performance hard disk storage systems, multi-CPU server hardware, and a wide range of server operating systems including Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Windows 2000, and Windows 2003 Server.

FileMaker Server 7 will allow users to protect their data with industry-standard security features, such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer), and perform live backups of data without interruption to other users. Users can leverage existing user accounts with external authentication based on Active Directory or Open Directory.

You can find more information about the FileMaker Server 7 preview at the FileMaker, Inc. Web site. FileMaker Server 7 upgrades are available for US$499.00, while the full version is available for US$999.00. Shipping is expected for early this summer.