A reminder, Apple owned FileMaker has announced registration is now open for the 2011 FileMaker Developer Conference, billed as the premier worldwide gathering for corporate and independent FileMaker database developers.

FileMaker makes award-winning, database software for Mac, Windows, iPhone iPad and the Web.

Developers, consultants and trainers from around the world will meet to share best practices and talk with exhibitors about their products.

The 16 annual FileMaker Developer Conference, will be held between 2-5 August 2011, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, a new waterfront venue in downtown San Diego.

Conference-goers will save up to $300 (around £180) off the full price, paying  $1,295 (around £800)  - or $1,949 (around £1,207) for the Gold Conference registration package - which includes Pre-Conference workshops and the FileMaker Developer Conference, by taking advantage of the limited-time "early bird" discount, available now at www.filemaker.co.uk/devcon/.

The "early bird" discount is available until the 17 June 2011, while a full conference schedule will be online in February 2011.

FileMaker recently announced a special 'Buy One FileMaker, Give One Free' deal in the run up to Christmas, and valid until 22 December 2010.

Those purchasing a downloadable version of FileMaker Pro 11 from the online FileMaker Web Store receive a second downloadable copy free – worth £260.

The small print reads: "The offer is limited to one gift request per person, per household, and per company. The promotion is valid only for the downloadable version of FileMaker Pro 11 and applies only to new versions of FileMaker Pro 11 – not for software upgrades, updates, volume licenses and/or site licenses. The offer is not valid in connection with any other rebates, discounts, or promotions."
 
For full offer details can be found at www.filemaker.co.uk/offer/bogo/.

FileMaker 11

System requirements for FileMaker Pro 11 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 11 are Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later and is Universal with the exception of the Intel only Mac OS X 10.6. PC requirements are Windows XP Professional, Home Edition (SP 3), Windows Vista Ultimate, Business, Home Premium (SP 2) and Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium. Full specs can be found here.

FileMaker Pro 11 costs £260.61. FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced costs £391.51. FileMaker Server 11 costs £831.81. FileMaker Server 11 Advanced costs £2,616.81.

A FileMaker 11 Workgroup Bundle offering potential savings is also available. 5 FileMaker Pro 11 licenses, one FileMaker Server 11 license, and one-year of Maintenance costs £1,783.81. 10 FileMaker Pro 11 licenses, one FileMaker Server 11 license, and one-year of Maintenance costs £2,973.81.

All prices include VAT. A free 30-day trial is also available here.

A comparison between FileMaker Pro 11 and FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced is available here.

FileMaker Pro 11 garnered Macworld UK’s Editors Choice with a 5 out of 5 rating. Macworld's review of FileMaker Pro 11 is available here.

FileMaker Pro 10 won Best productivity software at the prestigious Macworld Awards, while FileMaker's Bento 3 won Best Consumer Software.