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The FileMaker Product Roadmap has been updated with the information shared during this week's FileMaker Product Roadmap Webinar 2019.

 

FileMaker will not share any additional information about the roadmap or answer any questions. Please limit discussion of the roadmap to what is published. Any speculation about FileMaker decisions will be deleted, per the Community Use Agreement.

 

Please use the Product Ideas space for feature requests.

To answer the question taylorsharpe asked a few weeks ago (October 2018 Anticipations!), the 2018 FileMaker Product Roadmap webinars will be broadcast on Wednesday, November 14 (US Pacific time). The times and registration links are below.

 

In this webinar, the FileMaker Product Management Team will walk you through their vision of the future of the FileMaker Platform and share their insights on the key investments and technology explorations. As a reminder, the information shared in the webinar is intended to provide directions we are exploring and are not necessarily attached to a particular product release.

 

This 60 minute webinar will be led by Rick Kalman, Director of Product Management and Design. There will be time set aside for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

 

The content will be the same in both of these presentations. Please register for one session only.

 

Note: this presentation will be in English only.

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

8:00 AM PST, 11:00 AM EST, 4:00 PM GMT, 17:00 CET

Register for the US morning session

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

4:00 PM PST, 7:00 PM EST, (Thursday, November 15, 2018) 11:00 AM AEDT

Register for the US afternoon / APAC morning session

Today we launch Celebrity, the fifth episode of Innovation Without the Hype. In this episode, the company finds themselves increasingly frustrated with their work rut. They must choose whether to heed the Problem Solver’s suggestion (use the FileMaker Platform) or give in to the distraction of a surprise celebrity guest.

 

The campaign has received press coverage from Media Post.

 

Celebrity is the last episode of Innovation Without the Hype for 2018. Look for a continuation of the series next January.

 

We invite you to watch the first five episodes here:

https://www.filemaker.com/workplace-innovation/films/

 

We also invite you to join us in promoting the FileMaker Platform by sharing the video and promoting the using the hashtags.

#FileMaker

#InnovationWithoutTheHype

#ProblemSolversProblemSolver

I'm happy to announce the release of the DevCon 2018 session videos. These videos are available to the public so please share your favorites.

 

If there are specific sessions you want to watch, DevCon 2018 sessions by track links out to each video and to the session descriptions and materials. You can also comment or ask questions on those pages, and the speaker should pop in to answer.

 

If you want to spend a day or two catching up will a full track, here are the playlists for each conference track:

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Integration

Design

Security

Business

Customer Day

 

Please join me in thanking all our speakers who shared their knowledge and experience at the conference.

 

Note: FBA Day sessions are available to FBA members in the FileMaker Business Alliance space. The videos are embedded in the session materials pages.

Today, FileMaker released the latest episode in our new film series, Innovation Without the Hype. Help spread the word by sharing the films.


https://www.filemaker.com/workplace-innovation/films/

 

Two weeks ago, we launched a new campaign, Innovation Without the Hype. The films have received millions of views and outstanding press coverage in Adweek and The Drum.

 

The films have been optimized for social sharing in the United States and Canada with over 5 million views on Youtube alone.

 

Today, we released a new episode where our Problem Solver recommends the FileMaker Platform to help the company innovate faster and gain a competitive edge. However, the call of the wild is too strong for some executives to resist. The Extreme Innovator’s solution is so clearly NOT the answer, the viewer understands that the Problem Solver is the person who can truly help this company.

 

We invite you to watch all the episodes here:

https://www.filemaker.com/workplace-innovation/films/

 

We also invite you to join us in promoting the FileMaker Platform by sharing the video and promoting the using the hashtags.

#FileMaker

#InnovationWithoutTheHype

#ProblemSolversProblemSolver

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 25, 2018 – Today FileMaker, Inc. announced that its FileMaker Go app for iPad and iPhone has reached 4 million downloads from the App Store. This milestone is a testament to the enduring success and popularity of FileMaker – and underscores the company’s commitment to helping organizations of all sizes work better, solve problems and innovate.

 

To learn more, visit FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone Hits Milestone of 4 Million Downloads from App Store

FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced and FileMaker Server 17 are supported on macOS Mojave 10.14 with known issues and customers can upgrade now. These known issues are not critical, and will be addressed with upcoming updates for both products.

 

FileMaker Go 17.0.3 is compatible with iOS 12.

 

Learn more about known compatibility issues:

https://support.filemaker.com/s/answerview?anum=000026087&language=en_US

 

The timing and scope of these updates are subject to change at the sole discretion of FileMaker, Inc.

AnnMonroe

Innovation without the hype

Posted by AnnMonroe Sep 17, 2018

Today, FileMaker launched a new film series, Innovation Without the Hype. Help spread the word by sharing the films.

 

https://www.filemaker.com/workplace-innovation/films/

 

The campaign is part of a larger strategic move to define a new category for the FileMaker Platform as the world’s leading Workplace Innovation Platform.

 

To grow awareness for both our overall brand and the new category, we partnered with an award-winning global marketing agency to create six humorous films. The first three films debut today. Three additional films will be released over the next two months.

 

This campaign is rooted in a desire to stay true to what our brand has been about for more than 20 years – empowering problem solvers to innovate in the workplace, no matter where the workplace takes them.

 

Speak brand truth

FileMaker is a global company with a rich ecosystem of training, support, and partners. The FileMaker Platform is available in 15 languages with 1 million users under active subscription, and FileMaker, Inc. is an Apple subsidiary.

 

What we are not is a flashy startup brand characterized by pastel colors, acres of white space, and dozens of product offerings. The FileMaker Platform makes powerful technologies available to everyone.

 

Innovation Without the Hype films acknowledge this reality.

 

Showcase the Problem Solver vs. Extreme Innovator

Our campaign showcases two main characters: The Extreme Innovator and the Problem Solver. Both are in a pitch-off, presenting ideas for executives’ consideration in a series of board room scenarios.

 

In each instance, a business leader presents a real problem. Our Problem Solver recommends a solution built on the FileMaker Platform, while the Extreme Innovator resorts to hype-driven recommendations that are met with enthusiasm, but are unpromising to say the least.

 

You’ve probably run into an extreme innovator at least once. These people say a lot without saying much of anything, and offer trendy words and phrases in place of real solutions. Problem solvers, on the other hand, apply their creativity to come up with innovative solutions. 

 

In crafting this campaign, we decided to let the executives be swayed in the wrong direction for the sake of giving our audience a chance to be in on the joke. It’s painfully obvious by the end of each spot that the best option is the one presented by the rational mind of our Problem Solver.

 

Tell a story

We engage the viewer with episodes that are all different but yet repeat the same story arch. Repetition is important when trying to reach new users with our brand. We created a series to create this repetition. Repetition and frequency help people to remember our brand.

 

We created these films without actually showing any screenshots of FileMaker. After viewing these films, we introduce the FileMaker Platform with our Workplace Innovation Platform page that leads with an animated video: https://www.filemaker.com/workplace-innovation. We then guide them to discover more about the FileMaker Platform.

 

FileMaker: Innovation Without the Hype.

 

https://www.filemaker.com/workplace-innovation/films/

 

Please share your comments below. We also invite you to join us in promoting the campaign by sharing the video and promoting the campaign using the hashtags.

#FileMaker

#InnovationWithoutTheHype

#ProblemSolversProblemSolver

 

I hope you caught the keynote session this morning or, if you are not at DevCon, watched the livestream. If you missed the livestream, we will be publishing the video from this morning's special session later this week on our Workplace Innovation Platform web site.

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The FileMaker Community is core to the Workplace Innovation Platform category message. When I say FileMaker Community, I mean this official  FileMaker Community, the dozens of user and developer groups around the world, our FileMaker Business Alliance partners, and everyone else who generously shares their expertise to help FileMaker customers succeed. The global FileMaker Community brings reach and resources that far exceed anything FileMaker, Inc., can do on our own.

 

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In last night's keynote, I shared how the FileMaker Community supports itself through great resources like mdenyse's Data API / Admin API Packages/Wrappers For FM 17+ resource list, all the tools collected in that list, and everything else that you have shared in App Innovations and on your own blogs. I highlighted the Women of FileMaker's DevCon scholarship and mentoring programs. And I shared how the FileMaker Community transforms careers (including my own).

 

Here's the story I didn't have time to tell last night. In 2005, I was at a crossroads in my career. In order to grow, I needed to leave the comfortable position I was in, but I didn't know what I wanted to do next. When I envisioned my dream job, I imagined working for FileMaker as a Systems  Engineer. A few weeks before DevCon, I checked FileMaker's job listings on a whim and saw that an SE position was open. At DevCon, I asked a FileMaker employee about the opening, and he put me in touch with Andrew Lecates. The rest of that DevCon turned into a 3 day job interview and me asking all my FileMaker Community friends if I should actually apply for that job. In January 2006, I started at FileMaker as the newest Systems Engineer. Life hasn't been the same since.

 

It's now my honor and privilege to have "FileMaker Community Leader" in my title. I wouldn't be here without everyone who have led training classes, written books and articles, and everyone who has encouraged me on my path.  I would have never stepped forward in 2005 or into my current position without the support of this amazing community.

 

Thank you everyone.

 

How has DevCon or the FileMaker Community changed your path? Please share your story in the comments.

FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Pro 17.0.2 Advanced and FileMaker Go 17.0.3. Both releases address bug fixes and various compatibility issues.

 

Learn more

FileMaker Pro 17.0.2 Advanced

FileMaker Go 17.0.3

 

Download now

FileMaker Pro 17.0.2 Advanced:

Under the in-product Help menu select Check for Updates

Or visit www.filemaker.com/support/downloads

 

FileMaker Go 17.0.3

Custom App Academy is an interactive, easy and free way to learn about the FileMaker Platform. But you already knew that. Today, we are announcing the biggest update to Custom App Academy since it's launch nearly 1 year ago... with a fresh look and lots of exciting new learning material.  Here's a detailed look at what's new in the Custom App Academy!

 

A fresh, new look

 

If you visit Custom App Academy today, the first thing you will notice is the new user interface. We took all the feedback that users like you gave us over the past year and designed a fresh new user experience that is easy, video-based and guided.

 

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Take a look at the new website by visiting: www.customappacademy.com

 

An easier way to identify content

 

Since our launch last year, our video lesson content has significantly grown. We have gone from 3 tutorials to 8 tutorials and now have a library with 70+ video lessons.  Aspiring developers can now plan, create, extend, share and integrate their first FileMaker custom app with the help of Custom App Academy.

 

To help users pick the right tutorial, we’ve organized the sections of the Custom App Academy homepage to align with the new user journey.

 

1. See what FileMaker can do:  Overviews of how to use layouts, starter apps and sample apps.

 

2. Learn the basics : A free video-based learning series that shows users how to create an app from scratch and how to extend it.Finally, whether you use FileMaker Cloud or FileMaker Server, we'll show you how to setup and deploy your app so your users can access it.

 

3. Go beyond the basics:  There topics for users who are familiar with the basic concepts of FileMaker and have developed an early prototype of a tool. You'll learn about the many ways you can integrate your app with other data sources and get an in-depth look at features launched in FileMaker 17.

 

New ‘featured’ sample apps

 

We know customers come to our website looking to find a tool that will help them automate a specific workflow, like CRM.  As a new offering in Custom App Academy, the featured sample apps provide new users with free, ready-to-use apps.  Each app includes 3 explainer videos that show how the app was planned, how it works and finally, an under-the-hood lesson that takes a closer look at the app.

 

Below is the CRM app at a glance (the Order Management app will feature the same components as this one).

 

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Introducing new tutorials

 

The Custom App Academy library is expanding with new tutorials on ‘How to install and setup FileMaker Server’ and ‘Integration’.  Here’s a closer look at the lessons in each of the tutorials. 

 

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Watch tutorial >


Lesson # 1: About FileMaker Server | 1 video | 4 minutes

Lesson # 2: Setting up FileMaker Server with SSL | 3 videos | 9 minutes

Lesson # 3: Deploying Your App to FileMaker Server | 2 videos | 11 minutes

Lesson # 4: Configuring FileMaker Server | 2 videos | 15 minutes

 

Total Duration: 40 minutes

 

Integration

Watch tutorial >

 

Lesson # 1: Introduction to Integration | 2 videos | 9 minutes

Lesson # 2: External SQL Sources | 4 videos | 23 minutes

Lesson # 3: Insert From URL | 3 videos | 24 minutes

 

Tutorial Duration: 1 hour

 

We'd love to hear from you

 

It’s been quite the journey so far and the FileMaker Marketing and Customer Success team is humbled and energized by the community’s support.  We hope that you like the new design and offerings. As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can make Custom App Academy better.

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FileMaker 17 Certification is now available through Pearson VUE.  Register here.

 

FileMaker 17 Certification demonstrates that you have achieved an essential level of knowledge, experience and skills in developing FileMaker solutions. As a FileMaker Certified developer you'll be able to:

  • Expand your skill set and become a more well-rounded developer.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest FileMaker technologies.
  • Invest in your career and increase your earning potential.
  • Use the FileMaker Certification logo on your website and business cards.

 

Review the new FileMaker Certification Study Guide to prepare for the exam.

Learn about the FileMaker 17 Platform at an in-person event near you. Here is a list of upcoming events in date order. You can filter this list by country (and state/province if applicable) on the FileMaker Events page. To add your FileMaker 17 event to our listing, use the event submission form*.

* To be listed in the Community, FileMaker 17 must appear in the event title.

FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Server 17.0.2. This release includes bug fixes to the installer and FileMaker Server Admin Console, along with updates to third-party components.

 

Learn more.

Learn about the FileMaker 17 Platform at an in-person event near you. Here is a list of upcoming events in date order. You can filter this list by country (and state/province if applicable) on the FileMaker Events page. To add your FileMaker 17 event to our listing, use the event submission form.