Starting to hear a lot of rumbling about Windows 8 and a new series of tablets running 8. Has anyone seen FM 12 running on any of these or heard if 12 will run on Win 8?
It's not on the list of certified OSs.
However ... that's not to say it won't run. It just means FileMaker hasn't run it through the battery of tests and certified that it will. I guess that means, if you want to be on the bleeding edge, you're on your own.
I wasn't able to attend the "Ask the PM's" session last week. Was Windows 8 addressed at all? I'm sure FMI is working with it and hopefully it will be a "certified OS" soon. My only concern is that it will start shipping soon on new computers and inevitably someone is going to upgrade before FM is ready.
Yes. They are actively working and testing to make sure FileMaker 12 is "fully compatible" with Windows 8.
Windows 8 Server may be another matter.
If I recollect correctly, Jon Thatcher mentioned in his DevCon 2012 "Server Under the Hood" session, the ReFS file system of Windows 8 Server won't support hard links. FileMaker Server 12 relies on these to ensure unmodified container content isn't redundantly backed up. However it might be possible to engineer the database engine (read client functionality) to function with Windows 8 (non-server version) without too much modification. Or not.
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