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FileMaker Pro Productivity Shortcuts for Education Database Solutions Revealed at 2006 MEC Conference.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Learning the most productive "tricks" to maximize a database solution for education will be the focus of a March 12 conference session at the 2006 Microcomputers in Education Conference (MEC), March 11-13, 2006, at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ ( ). Other K-12 solutions based on the popular FileMaker Pro database software will also be featured at the FileMaker exhibit (booth, #10).

Visitors to the FileMaker booth will receive a CD that includes a free trial version of FileMaker Pro 8, a Student Assessment White Paper, plus the FileMaker Education Starter Kit, which features a bundle of ready-to-use solutions for educators and administrators. FileMaker also offers the 30-day free trial of FileMaker Pro 8 and the Education Starter Kit at .

The conference session, "Database Solutions in Education: Tricks to Make the Most of Your Education Solutions," 3:15-4:15 p.m., Sunday, March 12, will demonstrate key database capabilities that make it easy to share information. The two speakers, Marcus Silving, from Waves In Motion, Phoenix AZ (, and Rick Rohner, of FileMaker, Inc., will use FileMaker Pro database technology to show how to create a dynamic database solution that uses new technologies to share data more productively, such as saving your data into a PDF file and emailing it from within the database solution to colleagues, parents, and administrators.

With more than 11 million units distributed worldwide, FileMaker Pro is used in all of the top 250 U.S. school districts and each of the top 50 U.S. undergraduate colleges. FileMaker Pro 8 has received several awards, including "Product of the Year" awards from both Macworld Magazine and PC Magazine. FileMaker Pro was recently selected as a 2006 Codie Award finalist in the "Best Database Management Solution" category by the Software Information Industry Association. The SIIA also named FileMaker Server Advanced as Best Administration System for Education in 2005.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker 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, 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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