DevCon 2015: FileMaker and Exchange Calendar: A Case Study - Philippe Lazzaroni

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Philippe Lazzaroni (Direct Impact Solutions)

Session Description

In this session, we will demonstrate how we deployed a full integration of FileMaker with Microsoft Exchange Calendar for a famous singer and their production team. Attendees will learn how we overcame the challenges of deploying calendar meetings to different mobile devices in different locations and time zones. We will demonstrate how we made use of FileMaker’s URL support for HTTP request to connect to Microsoft Exchange Web services, allowing the head office managers to broadcast new meetings and meeting updates to the staff’s mobile devices from a centralized FileMaker solution.

What you should know

Some familiarity with Web services.

Products & Technologies

  • FileMaker Server
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of the possible approaches for integrating FileMaker with Microsoft Exchange
  • The challenges of sharing calendar meetings over multiple platforms and devices from different locations and time zones
  • Basic instructions on how to create and use a Web Service
  • A solution relying on the HTTP request capabilities of FileMaker to connect to Microsoft Exchange Web services

 

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