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FileMaker Training Series: Advanced Training for FileMaker 12

The Support Group is excited to announce our new Advanced FileMaker classes for FileMaker 12, using the FileMaker Training Series!

The Support Group’s Advanced FileMaker I and Advanced FileMaker II classes are arranged as two separate, two-day sessions. Scheduled back-to-back to make it convenient to attend both, our Advanced training will immerse you in the essential information you need to be highly proficient in FileMaker and helps prepare you for the FileMaker 12 Certification exam by covering a number of advanced topics. These classes are taught by experienced FileMaker Authorized Trainers who themselves are also FileMaker Certified Developers.

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Upgrade to FileMaker 12 without Worries

This is my first week at The Support Group, and I get to kick it off with FileMaker 12!

FileMaker 12 is here and with it comes a new file format. However, this isn’t your father’s file format change (i.e. fp5 to fp7), full of architectural rewrites, modifying scripts, and changes in behavior. If planned for correctly, it is a fairly painless and worthwhile adventure, chalk full of performance increases and development possibilities (awesome layout themes, better and easier charting, more robust container field behavior and many more).

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Webinar: Maximizing Mobility with FileMaker Go

Today I presented the webinar “Maximizing Mobility with FileMaker Go”, hosted by FileMaker, Inc.‘s Rick Colcock.  Thank you to all who attended; if you missed it or want to check it out again, you can download the video.

iPhones and iPads have changed the way people work with information. When developing solutions using FileMaker Go, you’ll want to design your workflows and user experience to fit the way people create and consume mobile data. This session will cover useful tips and techniques to optimize FileMaker for mobile use. We will explore FileMaker development with an eye to adapting workflow patterns and user interaction to the mobile paradigm, as well as the new opportunities mobile devices present, such as geolocation.

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Prepaid, Discounted FileMaker Consulting

A number of clients have recently signed up for or renewed their Sapphire Maintenance Plan, and in talking about it, we realized that it’s not as well known as some of our other offerings.  It’s an annual service and support agreement that provides you with ongoing access to a team of expert FileMaker Certified developers at a reduced rate.

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New Server 11.0v3 Updater Now Available

If you are using FileMaker Server (or Server Advanced) 11.0v1 or 11.0v2, there’s a new 11.0v3 updater available for download, providing “various Windows and Macintosh fixes and performance optimizations to the database server, xDBC, Admin Console, and IWP components of FileMaker Server 11.”

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Get Ready for FileMaker DevCon 2011

Join us at the 2011 FileMaker Developer Conference in San Diego, which runs from Tuesday, August 2nd through Friday, August 5th.  The beautiful Hilton San Diego BayFront is within walking distance from the Gaslamp District and across the street from PETCO Park.

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Webinar: Advanced Scripting and Calculations

Thanks to all who attended!  If you missed the webinar, or want to watch it again, download the recording (which requires the WebEx WRF Player).  You can also download the sample FileMaker file used in the presentation.

When it comes to FileMaker Pro, calculations and scripts are your tools to “make stuff happen.” In this webinar, sponsored by FileMaker, Inc. and based on our Advanced Scripting and Calculations class, we explore some techniques for building robust, feature-rich databases with complex calculations, powerful scripted automation, and elegant user interfaces. 

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New Class: Scripting with FileMaker Pro

I’m pleased to announce The Support Group’s newest FileMaker training class: Scripting with FileMaker Pro.  Designed as a continuation of our Introduction to FileMaker Pro and Intermediate FileMaker Pro courses, this one-day class introduces scripting for those already familiar with FileMaker Pro and seeking to develop more useful solutions.

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FileMaker Go is a Go

Today’s the lucky day for all of you that have been asking, “When is FileMaker going to make an iPhone app?” FileMaker Go is an amazing new iOS app that gives you access to your FileMaker solutions on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

We are incredibly excited about the possibilities now available for our customers—and for us personally, too!  FileMaker Go runs most .fp7 databases without modification.  Layouts are rendered almost identically as in FileMaker Pro; portals, tabs, and Quick Find work; technologies such as web viewers, script triggers, and External SQL Sources (think of the possibilities there) all transfer to your iDevice.  And you get the best of both worlds: you can connect remotely to an available FileMaker Server WiFi or 3G to access live shared systems, or you can copy a .fp7 file to your phone or iPad to carry your data with you.

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FileMaker 11v2 Updaters Now Available

FileMaker has released the v2 updater for FileMaker Pro 11, FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced, FileMaker Server 11, and FileMaker Server 11 Advanced.

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