Well, I'd jump on it ASAP and start testing early to see if there's any downside, and if so, how significant an issue. Strangely I can't figure out how to upgrade. If you have an annual license, how do you go about obtaining FM 16?
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You will receive an email with the upgrade. If you want it ASAP you can email your local FileMaker rep and ask them to send it through. I've received some upgrade emails already, but I know that they can take a few days to come through for some.
Few days in no big deal. Looking forward to the new features.
CarlSchwarz My testing has shown FM16 to be pretty reliable and the speed is a great improvement. It looks like there are a few small issues, but for running a solid solution built in a previous version without any new FM16 features I think the FMP client is good to go for deployment. (As long as your GTO error capture is good)
I have the ability with a few clients to remote admin 1-2 machines to do an upgrade in production and see how that goes. I only ever see improvements and have never seen a bad thing happen. I did find once a 32 bit plugin dependent process that requires FMP12 to run when moving to 13 and had to work around that, but that currently keeps that server at v14, but so far running FMP16 on one client today has no issues. The plan is to rework that process soon though.
Internally I have two machines that run the latest OS available and the latest FM/FMS updates. Although I have not done a Win Server 2016 test yet.
I am usually not hot to change clients over right away. I try to wait a couple of weeks at least to see if anything serious pops up. I know the Beta testing is quite involved, but putting it out in the wild is another level of testing that happens. We talk about the new version and plan for the update. Many companies have to plan downtime anyway and that could be a while. They also have the balance of not fixing it if its not broken, but also want the latest thing available.