I realize there have been many threads discussing FMP/FMS 14 under Windows since its release, and that the 14.0.4 releases addressed these issues. Sadly, I have to say that FMP/FMS 14.0.4 still does not meet the performance anywhere near FMP/FMS 12 or 13 on the WIndows platform.
We have many unhappy end users who bought newer hardware in the last year, upgrade to FMP/FMS 14 (and updated all computers to the recent 14.0.4 release) and performance is still dog slow. This is for solutions that ran great under FMP/FMS 12 or 13 on the exact same hardware, but became almost non-usable once FMS14.x was installed. The recent update is better, but not nearly the performance of FMP/FMS 12/13. It is particualrly noticeable in offices with Win workstations and mac workstations and even the 6 year old mini mac running FMP 14 performs a task in our solution in less than a second and the Win work station takes 20 seconds running FMP 14.0.4.
We have down graded many users back to their FMP/FMS 12/13 software and they are happier. But, it is hard to formulate recommendations for end users purchasing new equipment or needing to expand.
So here are my questions:
- Does FileMaker consider the Windows performance issue under FMP/FMS 14 resolved?
- Are the performance issues Win version specific? It seems far less noticeable under Win10 than under Win7/8. But we of course have end users running several flavors of OS in their operations and one of the original benefits of FM was its ability to function on a variety of platforms.
I applaud the effort the FM team puts into their product. But as a developer since FMP2, FMP/FMS14 has been the most challenging release that has generated the greatest end user displeasure.