"12 Days of FileMaker 12" - Week 4

Discussion created by beyondthechaos on Apr 30, 2012


"12 Days of FileMaker 12" - Week 4


FM Academy, a collaboration of leading FileMaker development and training companies, is proud to announce the 12 Days of FileMaker 12 webinar series. Each Tuesday and Thursday for six weeks the Academy will host a 60-minute webinar on a new feature of the FileMaker 12 product line. This week features:


TUESDAY, May 1, 2pm EDT

Webinar 7: Design Surface Behavior Changes. As files are converted to the new version of FileMaker, we will notice changes to the layout appearance.  Objects will use the default themes of a layout, or that rounded or gradient themes options are already applied.  In the webinar we will look at the new applied theme control, default themes, and the new assistance tools.


Sameer Khan is the presenter. He is a FileMaker 9-11 Certified Developer and Authorized Trainer employed by Anvil Dataworks, a development firm outside of Washington DC. He has been working with FileMaker for over 8 years. His students say that he is an interesting person and a knowledgeable teacher. Follow Sameer on Twitter @ dcfilemaker and read his blog posts.


THURSDAY, May 3, 2pm EDT

Webinar 8: Server File Management. Changes in FileMaker Server 12’s Backup scheme and the new ability to store Container data externally offer significant improvements in data protection, performance and data delivery to the user. In this session we’ll explore how Progressive Backups work.  We’ll also discuss changes in the way Container data is delivered to the user through http streams.  We’ll see how all of this operates at the client level when building databases and navigating them as a user. Topics include full backup functionality changes (or, what are hard links anyway?), understanding, configuring and restoring from progressive backups, understanding and implementing external container data storage, how streaming and buffering works, how to configure your container field for external storage, and an explanation of secure vs. open storage.


Colin Keefe is the presenter. He holds an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  He built his first FileMaker database in the front office of a woodshop in 1994, and subsequently spent time in a Silicon Alley startup before beginning fulltime FileMaker development in 1998, first at Englishcomp and then as an independent developer. Colin has been with IT Solutions Consulting since 2005, where he is currently a Project Manager in the Application Development department.  He holds FileMaker certifications for Versions 7 through 11, is a FileMaker Authorized Trainer, has presented at DevCon, conducted roundtable sessions at PauseOnError, and written for FileMaker Advisor Magazine. He’s also been the coordinator for the Philadelphia FileMaker User Group since 2008.


Free registration for the complete series schedule is available immediately. Once you register for the series, you will receive email reminders for each session. The only thing you need to attend is a computer, iOS or Android device and a WiFi connection.


About FM Academy

FM Academy is a consortium of seven FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum companies. Our goal is to educate FileMaker users and developers, encourage best practices, and foster adoption of the FileMaker platform. The members of FM Academy are 360Works, Anvil Dataworks, Fiddlehead Software, IT Solutions, KyoLogic, MightyData and Skeleton Key.