DXoft has updated their utility for storing important product information, Software & Hardware Tracker, to version 4.0.6. The latest version, when used with FileMaker Pro 5.5, no runs as a native OS X application. For those that do not have FileMaker Pro 5.5, Software & Hardware Tracker still relies on OS Xis Classic mode for functionality. According to DXoft: Software & Hardware Tracker is a collection of FileMaker Pro 5 relational database which will help you store and organize useful information (such as registration codes, serial numbers, product notes, etc.) about all your computer products (hardware and software). Relying on the standard Internet Config system, Software & Hardware Tracker is perfectly integrated with your other Internet software.
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It also keeps track of all your contact information for software and hardware developers, distributors and places of purchase, turning it into a powerful contact and Internet bookmark manager. When used with FileMaker Pro 5.5, Software & Hardware Tracker 4 now runs as a native Mac OS X solution (the included runtime version of FileMaker Pro is still a Classic application.) Version 4.0.6 is a maintenance release which resolves several minor issues in the original 4.x releases. Main changes:. Tested with FileMaker Pro 5.5: in that configuration, the program runs as a native Mac OS X solution. The program is now distributed as a disk image rather than using an installer for easy drag and drop installation and better Mac OS X native support.
In the Workstation Tracker, some value lists have been updated to take into account new technical specifications. The documentation has been updated to include Mac OS X compatibility notes. A complete list of changes is available on the productis web page. Software & Hardware Tracker 4 is a major upgrade to the program, resolving all known issues in version 3 and offering many improvements and refinements:.
Software & Hardware Tracker 4 comes with a runtime version of FileMaker Pro 5, thus avoiding the backward compatibility issues raised by the latest release of FileMaker Pro. People who donit own FileMaker Pro can now use the program. Only users of the PRO version, if they want to customize the program, or publish it on a network, will need to own a copy of the FileMaker Pro 5 application. When used with FileMaker Pro 5.5, the program runs as a native Mac OS X solution.
Software & Hardware Tracker is available for US$25. You can find more information at the DXoft Web site.
NEW FILEMAKER PRO 5.5 IS FIRST SOFTWARE TO BE BOTH MAC OS X NATIVE AND WINDOWS 2000 LOGO-CERTIFIED New database software delivers multi-platform support, workgroup data connectivity and easy Web sharing SANTA CLARA, CA — May 14, 2001 — FileMaker announced today the U.S. Availability of FileMaker Pro 5.5 database software, which adds support for native Mac OS X and Windows 2000 (logo-certified), enhanced connectivity with corporate data sources, and rich new Web publishing features. FileMaker Pro 5.5 is the world’s first software to both run in native mode on Mac OS X, Apple’s next-generation operating system, and gain logo-certification for Windows 2000. Designed to increase productivity of knowledge workers and workgroups, FileMaker Pro 5.5 makes it easy via dynamic two-way ODBC to connect workgroup and corporate data. Its new record-level security and server-related features also fit with IT requirements. Enhanced Instant Web Publishing enables higher fidelity and increased functionality when working with FileMaker solutions via a browser.
FileMaker Pro 5.5 is the flagship of a new product line including FileMaker Server 5.5, FileMaker Pro 5.5 Unlimited for more robust Web publishing, and FileMaker Developer 5.5. The new line of software will meet the changing needs of workgroups by adding support for several platforms:. FileMaker Server 5.5 will run on Linux;. FileMaker Pro 5.5 will support Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 for Windows 2000 Servers, and Windows 2000 Terminal Services;. FileMaker Mobile, which runs on Palm OS today, will run on Pocket PC, and will support the i-mode standard for wireless Internet services in Japan. (Please see companion news release for details on new products and directions.) “The essence of FileMaker endures in FileMaker Pro 5.5, so knowledge workers can easily solve even more of their own information needs, creating and sharing databases within workgroups,” said Dominique Goupil, FileMaker president.
“To be productive, workgroups need to connect with corporate systems. With the new FileMaker Pro 5.5 dynamic SQL query feature, corporate data sources can be easily integrated with workgroup solutions. Users can run their own reports on corporate data sources, freeing valuable IT time.” Customers praise data connectivity, expanded platforms Data connectivity and expanded platform support are among the new FileMaker Pro 5.5 features praised by customers who evaluated beta software. “I am particularly impressed with the integration with Microsoft Office. My corporation relies on both Microsoft Office and FileMaker, and since they can talk to each other, many tasks can be automated,” said Ihor Lukiw, senior scientist, Schering-Plough Research Institute.
“The most significant feature from WizardWorld.com’s perspective is the SQL query functionality,” said Jeff Hanes, database engineer, WizardWorld. “Since all of our live data resides in an Oracle database, this will allow us to access our data with a much more user-friendly and cost-effective interface.
By using the SQL query function, we will be able to generate reports in FileMaker, using FileMaker layout tools. This will save us a great deal of time and money, as high-end professional reporting tools for Oracle can be prohibitively expensive and difficult to configure. With FileMaker, I will be able to generate custom reports without having to learn a new software package.” According to senior IT analyst John Feinberg, Hoffman LaRoche, “For corporate or mid-size users, it is rare that data stands alone, and now FileMaker 5.5 makes it more useable in a corporate environment.
With version 5.5, you can now build databases quickly and use them in a corporate setting.” New Features in FileMaker Pro 5.5 FileMaker Pro 5.5 is available today in the U.S. For $249 (suggested single-unit price; volume license pricing available) at the FileMaker Store ((from your local resellers, or by calling 1-800-325-2747. See (for system requirements. New features include: Mac OS X native (Carbon): FileMaker Pro 5.5 is one of the earliest native productivity applications for Mac OS X. It takes advantage of the color and fluid motion of the Aqua interface, and the stability and reliability of Mac OS X. FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS X also allows PDF files to be stored in container fields, making it easy to manage or archive important documents in a FileMaker solution. Windows 2000 logo-certified: FileMaker Pro 5.5 has passed the stringent requirements of the Windows 2000 Certification program, ensuring that it is a well-behaved application which runs reliably on the Microsoft Windows 2000 family of operating systems.
Certified applications require less administration and downtime, and can help workgroups maximize their Windows 2000 investment by taking advantage of Windows 2000 technologies and features. FileMaker Pro 5.5 also delivers full support for the accessibility features in Windows 2000, providing greater usability for sight-impaired users. New dynamic SQL query feature: Corporate data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and SAP can be easily integrated into FileMaker Pro 5.5 workgroup solutions. Knowledge workers can automatically run their own reports on corporate data sources, freeing valuable IT time. “SQL Execute” script step: IT developers and administrators can automate SQL data exchange for users via the new “SQL Execute” script step.
Once a developer has created a script, launched by clicking a button, a user can update ODBC data sources, without writing any complex SQL queries. Enhanced Instant Web Publishing: FileMaker Pro 5.5 can publish a solution to the Web with higher fidelity and interactive buttons.
Disable new database: New administrative option for IT management provides greater control over the creation of new databases. No idle disconnect: FileMaker Pro 5.5 will not “time out” and disconnect when no user input is detected. This is useful when the software is running as a Web or ODBC server, for example, and can be maintained like other servers. Note on FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS X: ODBC import, toolbars, the Send Mail script step with mail.app, and FileMaker Mobile are not supported under Mac OS X. Check www.filemaker.com/support for updates.
FileMaker is a leading provider to the growing Web-publishing and workgroup database markets. FileMaker lets departments and teams create databases to manage and track projects, assets and people. Its award-winning FileMaker line of database software provides relational power, instant and custom Web publishing and legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker is the database software subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Customer Contact: 1-800-325-2747 (for information and to order).