updated 02:50 pm EDT, Tue May 24, 2011
Deal expires with WWDC
Apple's FileMaker division is offering a temporary discount on upgrades to FileMaker Pro 11. Under the terms of the deal, owners of the company's Bento personal database software can upgrade to Pro 11 for $149, or 50 percent off the software's normal price. Pro differs with more control over aspects like appearance, automation and connectivity.
The deal expires on June 7th. The timing of the deadline may be deliberate, as it occurs on the second day of WWDC, Apple's annual developer event. The company could conceivably announce Pro 12 around the same time, offering free updates for recent buyers of Pro 11.