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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.


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.



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


FileMaker Go 17.0.3



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.


Updated June 1, 2018 2:30 PM PDT.


Upon upgrading to FileMaker Cloud from a previous version, FileMaker WebDirect may stop working. A patch to correct this issue is available. You will receive notification via FileMaker Cloud Admin Console to download.


Before downloading, disconnect all clients and close all files.


After you download the patch your FileMaker Cloud instance will install and restart within 1 hour.


Note:  After applying the patch, the FileMaker WebDirect session timeout is reset to the 15 minute default and FileMaker WebDirect plug-ins are disabled.

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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.


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.


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



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.

You’re invited to an exclusive FileMaker Product Preview webinar. The FileMaker Product Management Team will speak about the future of the FileMaker Platform and show features of the next version.


Join us for a 60-minute webinar lead by Rick Kalman, Director of Product Management and Design. The presentation will include a Q&A session.


Registration is limited so please register for ONLY one web seminar.


Note: this presentation will be in English only.


Date:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Times:  8:00AM PDT, 11:00AM EDT, 3:00PM GMT


Date:  Thursday, March 22, 2018

Times:  4:00PM PDT, 7:00PM EDT, (March 23) 8:00AM JST, 10:00AM AEDT

Are you so busy that you can’t keep up? A junior developer might be right for you.


This ebook is based on the presentation given by Molly Connelly of Thorsen Consulting at the FileMaker Developer Conference 2017, How To Train a Junior Developer.




This ebook covers these topics:

  • Is a junior developer right for you?
  • Training a junior developer
  • Implementing structured training
  • Assigning technical tasks
  • Next steps


Download this ebook.


Watch the session video.

FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Pro 16.0.5 and FileMaker Pro 16.0.5 Advanced. This update addresses an issue where scrolling could cause FileMaker Pro to close unexpectedly. This bug affects only macOS High Sierra 10.13.


Learn more:


Download update:

Under the in-product Help menu select Check for Updates or visit: