Can anyone see any reason why FileMaker 12 runtime solutions would NOT work on Windows 8.1 running on a Surface tablet?
3 Unknowns at this point:1. Desktop mode - the Surface model will determine if its even possible. No Desktop mode, then no it will not work.
2. Processing power - It's not entirely clear if the surface has the processing power to run FM.
3. Comptibility - even with Desktop mode, it's unclear which applications are 'compatible' with the version of Windows running on Surace. For all intents, it appears that it SHOULD work, at least on the Surface Pro 2.
As for #2 on Josh's list, we got FM running on a netbook with an atom processor at one point. I would think the specs for the surface line are sufficient for the minimums of FM.
As for in general, even if it DOES run, ick... why would you want to... (that's not an apple snob response, just an in-general tablet computing response...) For the price of the surface pro line, you can easily get a decent used laptop.
Decent? You can get a rock-star for that price. However, it doesn't convert to a tablet!!
Personally, I think "convertible" laptops are the most ridiculous tech product of 2013. "It's a laptop when you need it, a tablet when you want it". So I can have my choice of a subpar laptop, or a way-to-bulky tablet, with a screen ? fan-friggin-tastic.
I swear these manufacturers are just using some sort of slot machine to choose the technologies they combine. I realize they're trying to get market share by flooding the market, but geez…
Another great example? The Phablet…
Well, I didn't say I would buy one. However, they do have a legitimate business use. Most people just don't need anything all that powerful. But its still convenient as a tablet. Even if on the bulky side. Though the ones's I've seen are not actually that bad.
We have some clients running our Kosmas solution using FMP13 on first generation Surface Pro tablets. No issues whatsoever on both Windows 8 and 8.1. We have not performed any tests using a runtime solution though.
I own a Surface Pro and a Surface RT tablet- both with 8.1...
Both run Filemaker, however on the RT we have to present FileMaker Pro as a RemoteApp
worldcloud wrote: I own a Surface Pro and a Surface RT tablet- both with 8.1... Both run Filemaker, however on the RT we have to present FileMaker Pro as a RemoteApp
What does that mean "RemoteApp"... sorry, I'm a Mac guy!
"SaaS", basically running filemaker on a virtual machine somewhere and accessing it through some sort of remote protocol.
(at least I think that's what Joe meant).
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