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FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Pro 17.0.4 Advanced and FileMaker Go 17.0.5. These updates addressed an issue where ODBC connections were not closed properly after certain operations were performed.


Important: To ensure that you don't encounter the issue above, you must update all clients to FileMaker Pro 17.0.4 Advanced and FileMaker Go 17.0.5.


Learn more:


FileMaker Pro 17.0.4 Advanced >


FileMaker Go 17.0.5 >

FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Go 17.0.4. This update supports 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro screen resolution.


iOS App SDK has also been updated to support this release. Access requires a FileMaker Developer Subscription or FileMaker Business Alliance membership.


Download FileMaker Go 17.0.4 on the App Store

FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Pro 17.0.3 Advanced and the FileMaker Server installer with support for macOS Mojave.


FileMaker Pro 17.0.3 Advanced includes bug fixes and compatibility updates for macOS Mojave 10.14.


The FileMaker Server installer has been updated and includes all the updates from FileMaker Server 17.0.2 and compatibility updates for macOS Mojave 10.14. Because this is a full installer, download the installation disk image and license certificate file from your software download page.


Updates have also been made to the FileMaker data migration tool. Access requires a FileMaker Developer Subscription or FileMaker Business Alliance membership.


Learn more:

FileMaker Pro 17.0.3 Advanced

FileMaker Server installer


Robotics webinar

Posted by RosemaryTietge Dec 3, 2018



Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:00AM PST / 1:00PM EST


Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things—the future is here and the workplace is constantly evolving in response to business needs. These emerging technologies can be harnessed and implemented today through the rich APIs available in the FileMaker Platform.


Join us for an exciting 45-minute presentation with the FileMaker Product Management Team and featured guest speaker BonnieWalker, FileMaker developer and president of dbVisionWorks and FunDaLogic Robotics. Learn how Bonnie rolled up her sleeves and developed a custom app to interface with NAO humanoid robots and assist in the learning and teaching of young students with autism in New Jersey.


December 12, 2018 Update

Webinar recording: Future of work:  Assisted Learning Through Robotics and a Workplace Innovation Platform

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

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:








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.

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.

FileMaker Cloud logo

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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