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FileMaker Announces End of Support For FileMaker 8 Product Family

We want to make sure all our readers, customers, and students are aware that, as of September, FileMaker, Inc. will no longer offer support for FileMaker Pro 8/8.5 and FileMaker Server 8.  Also, that’s when your eligibility for upgrade pricing expires!  If you have any questions regarding upgrading to FileMaker 11 (what the new features can do for you, what to be aware of when upgrading), drop us a line.

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FileMaker 11 Training and Certification

It’s official: Certification and the FileMaker Training Series are now available for FileMaker 11!

Becoming a FileMaker 11 Certified Developer demonstrates your experience and expertise to employers, clients, and members of the FileMaker community.  For us at The Support Group, it’s essential as platinum level members of the FileMaker Business Alliance and Authorized Trainers.  FileMaker’s website offers steps to getting certified and a FAQ.  Registration and administration of the exam is handled by Prometric.

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FileMaker Pro 11: First Thoughts

FileMaker 11 has shipped, and with it come a number of new features and interface enhancements. 11 is an evolutionary, not revolutionary, update, but that’s not a bad thing.  In the same way that FileMaker 7 introduced a whole new architecture and FileMaker 8 refined the product with script parameters and results, tab panels, PDF creation, and so on, FileMaker Pro 11 continues the goodness of 10’s updated UI, script triggers, dynamic reports and saved finds.  Here are some initial thoughts on some of 11’s new features and how they’ll impact us.

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The Support Group to Present at DevCon 2010

This year, The Support Group is excited to send two of its own to speak at the 2010 FileMaker Developer Conference in San Diego, which runs from Sun, August 15th through Wednesday, August 18th.

In honor of our upcoming silver anniversary, Rich Coulombre, President of the The Support Group, will be presenting a pair of business-focused sessions: one reflecting on what’s he learned in the almost-25 years of TSG’s existence, and an interactive session advising attendees starting or growing their businesses. “[Y]ou’ll hear the stories of how we have grown to this point. Learn from our successes and tough learning experiences. Hear how we operate and how things have changed over 25 years. And most importantly, learn about the one thing that has never changes… taking care of customers.”

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