What's New with FileMaker 18

Watch our series of videos for details on the newest features

FileMaker is a Workplace Innovation Platform that allows you to quickly solve unique technological or workflow problems for large or small teams. Using the power of FileMaker Pro Advanced, FileMaker Server,  FileMaker Go and FileMaker WebDirect you can easily provide your team with access to important client data from any location and on any device.

Each year FileMaker provides a new version with more and more features to help developers create, share and integrate their FileMaker apps. And this year’s FileMaker 18 release is no exception! 

FileMaker 18 Platform - New Features

This new version of FileMaker Pro Advanced offers many new or enhanced functions, script steps and tools to use with your FileMaker app. Have a look at our videos to dive into the details, such as: 

  • Improvements to the Import Dialog Interface

  • Updated XML tool (Save a copy as XML)

  • Hidden features or enhancements (i.e., Layout updates and Open file using URL)

  • New & Changed Functions  (i.e., CryptGenerateSignature and CryptVerifySignature)

  • New Calculation Functions (While and SetRecursion) 

  • New & Updated Script Steps (i.e., Set Error Logging, Get File Exists and Create Data File)

The power of the FileMaker Go mobile app keeps improving to provide you and your users greater security and features. We cover the following updates:

  • Ability to open specific version of FileMaker at launch

  • Updated functionality for Append to existing PDF

  • Enhanced barcode support

Server stability and security are important to us all and the updates to FileMaker Server 18 take things up a notch. We discuss the following:

  • Enhancements to the FileMaker Server Admin Console

  • Ability to restore your files at startup

  • Updates to the FileMaker Admin API.  See the FM Server Manager course for more details and updates to our free FM Server Manager tool.

Please note - this course provides an overview of new features added to FileMaker 18. This course does not provide complete training of the FileMaker 18 platform.

If you need to purchase FileMaker 18, please visit the Productive Computing website or email us at sales@productivecomputing.com.

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Your Instructor

Instructional Design Specialist Stuart Hite

Stuart has been developing software for over 30 years, starting long before earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 1992. For over 14 years, he was the primary in-house FileMaker developer and the top nationwide instructor for a large education organization. He has been featured in hundreds of live and online courses on many different topics. He now gets to combine his passion for teaching and love of software development into one. “I love breaking down complex projects into simple tangible concepts in a fun way. Knowing that the student is going to be able to accomplish so much more in less time after my course brings a lot of fulfillment.” - Stuart Hite, Instructional Design Specialist, Productive Computing, Inc.

FileMaker 18 Platform

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