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FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Cloud 1.17.0. This release is available in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

 

In addition, the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) option to purchase FileMaker Cloud through FileMaker, Inc. resumes availability today.

 

Some highlights of FileMaker Cloud 1.17.0 include:

  • Support for the features in the FileMaker 17 Platform.
  • The 90-day trial SSL certificate included with FileMaker Cloud can now be renewed up to 60 days prior to expiration.
  • The FileMaker Data API is no longer a trial version. The improved REST API includes support for FileMaker scripts and the ability to upload files to container fields.

 

NOTE: Any previously released software patches must be applied before updating to FileMaker Cloud 1.17.0. Only FileMaker 17 clients are compatible with FileMaker Cloud 1.17.0.

 

To download this software upgrade, visit the FileMaker Cloud Admin Console.

 

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FileMaker 17 Events

Posted by RosemaryTietge May 25, 2018

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.

 

With the launch of the FileMaker 17 Platform today, we are pleased to announce new licensing programs that replace our previous programs. The primary new offering is called FileMaker User Licensing. It is available now from the FileMaker Store or your preferred reseller partner.

 

The FileMaker User Licensing program is platform centric rather than product centric. Customers do not need to make product or technology decisions. You have access to the entire FileMaker Platform. This makes licensing FileMaker much easier. Whether you have a license for 5 users or for 5,000 users you have access to all the products and technologies to develop and deploy the best possible FileMaker apps.

 

Key components of the new FileMaker User Licensing Program are:

  1. Every license includes the entire FileMaker 17 Platform — FileMaker Server, FileMaker Go, FileMaker WebDirect, and FileMaker Pro Advanced — which replaces FileMaker Pro — to give everyone access to advanced development and customization features.
  2. Start at 5, add in increments of 1 — the initial minimum quantity is 5 users, and you can add users in increments of 1.
  3. New FileMaker Data API — each license comes with unlimited inbound data transfer and 2 GBs of outbound data transfer, per user, per month — shared and tracked annually.
  4. All new contracts are managed under one license key — and the license key will not change over time making renewals and additions much easier to manage.

 

Plus, we continue to offer FileMaker Concurrent Connections Licensing and FileMaker Site Licensing for those customers that have specific needs for these programs, as well as individual licenses of FileMaker Pro Advanced.

 

On May 15, 2018, we are increasing prices for new customers. Current customers have until May 15, 2019 to renew existing contracts, and lock in FileMaker 16-based pricing for up to 3 years. After May 15, 2019, renewals will be at standard pricing. Emails are sent to customers explaining renewal options prior to contract expirations. If you have any questions on price changes, please contact FileMaker Sales or your preferred reseller partner.

 

Current customers with individual licenses of FileMaker Pro 14, 15, or 16 or FileMaker Pro Advanced 14, 15, or 16 are eligible to upgrade to FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 at what was the FileMaker Pro 16 upgrade price.

 

We believe the new FileMaker Licensing Programs are much easier to purchase and manage while providing a greater value to FileMaker customers. 

 

I invite you to learn more in the Licensing FAQ or contact us.

FileMaker, Inc. announced the release of the FileMaker 17 Platform, the latest version of its widely used custom app platform. Get innovative, new features for the development, mobility, security, integration, and administration of your custom apps. This release includes new Starter apps and master-details layouts to make app development even easier. A redesigned FileMaker Server Admin Console and new FileMaker Admin API to help streamline custom app management, and much more.

 

See what’s new

Are you looking to up your FileMaker development skills?  Would you like to network with other FileMaker Developers from across Asia Pacific? Would you like to gain some deep insights on the latest version of FileMaker?  Well I have some great news, we’ve now finalised the dates and the agenda for the FileMaker Developer Days 2018 and it’s time for to BOOK.

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Cost: AUD$169 ex per person

When: 12:45pm - 6:00pm Tuesday 22 and 8:30am - 6:00pm Wednesday 23 May 2018

Venue: Australia National Maritime Museum (The Theatre)

Address: 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

Website: www.anmm.gov.au

 

Visit APAC Developer Days 2018 for additional information and to ask questions about this event.

 

The Agenda

DAY 1: Tuesday 22 May

  • 12:45pm - 1:30pm REGISTRATION
  • 1:30pm - FileMaker - under the hood
  • History of dynamic layout techniques
  • FileMaker Themes and Styles for performance
  • Optimising calculations
  • Tools to speed up development

 

DAY 2: Wednesday 23 May

  • 8:30am FileMaker Inc. - Industry and business update
  • FileMaker Cloud options, protocols and setup
  • Perform script on server
  • cURL in the wild: how one button gave us a giant toolbox
  • Data API for reporting
  • LUNCH BREAK - catered for in Foyer
  • Design and optimising for iOS and leveraging iOS SDK
  • Thinking beyond sync and what that means for how you develop your mobile solution
  • Data migration tool and development methodologies
  • Is my solution a product and how do I take it there

 

Sessions will be delivered by FileMaker Inc. employees and FileMaker Business Alliance members.

 

If you are interested in attending and would like to book, please contact David Borgnis.

Over the past few months, we’ve been working on a long-term community strategy. A huge part of this is to learn as much as possible from you. What do you want to see in the community? What would drive you to participate more? What would help you build better custom apps? If can answer a few quick questions, we would really appreciate it.

 

Update: May 17, 2018. Thank you everyone who took time to complete our survey. I was blown away. Over 850 people responded to the survey, and many gave thoughtful and helpful feedback. I'll share the results in a few weeks.

 

In the meantime, if you have thoughts on how to improve the Filemaker Community, please leave a public note in the Community Feedback and Information space or send me a private message.