There are some exciting developments coming in the next release of FileMaker - do we have any estimated timeframes when we should expect to see the beta released to the FDS subscribers?
FMI does not release that information.
In the past the beta usually comes out about a month or two before the release version.
They are on a yearly schedule, so simply check what time it was last year...
Of course they may delay things if needed and without notice.
You may want to sign up for DevCon to learn all about the new features.
With the yearly release cycle, I would expect it would come out around the same time as it did last year. So if your go to your benefits page and look at the release date from 16, that should give you an idea as to when to expect it this year.
I believe it was around mid to late April last year.
Also, to clarify, it's not a beta. It should be considered an RC (release candidate) version. I believe the FMI term for it is "prerelease" software.
Thanks. Wish i could attend but the costs are prohibitive for me with a young family.
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Well, you can always join a local FileMaker group for a meeting.
For the local group here in area, we may even make a presentation about the new version after the release.
Tons of blog posts and helpful videos came out after 16's release, and filemaker was gracious enough to make the devcon recordings available as well. I expect that trend to continue when 17 comes out as well.
I don’t believe there are any local groups in the UK other than in London - happy to be corrected of course.
Also take note, there are usually a number of FileMaker conferences held in the fall around Europe. Your travel expenses may be a lot cheaper than trying to come stateside for the larger devcon, and you still could build valuable education and connections in the European area.
Join us at the European FileMaker Developer Conferences: October 2016
The UK one was held in Uxbridge that year (yeah, still London, but worth the trip).
The European conference announced so far are FMK 2018
FMK 2018 - Fachkonferenz für Entwickler, Anwender und IT-Profis | FileMaker Konferenz
and dotfmp 2018:
We share 'cos we can!
if you subscribe to FDS (FileMaker Developer Subscription), you will get access to a preview version for the next version as long as you subscription is active. This gets you a chance to familiarize with what’s new or changed. You also get a test version of FMS. Can be valuable to you.
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