FM Academy Webinar - IT Solutions: Working With and Extending FileMaker 12 Starter Solutions
Join Us Thursday, October 25th for a free one-hour webinar at 2pm (EST) / 1pm (CST) / 11am (PST). The topic is, working with and extending the FileMaker 12 starter solutions, hosted by Jerry Salem at IT Solutions. Register here.
FileMaker 12 includes a whole new set of starter solutions built from the ground up for the new version of the product. They are beautifully styled using the new th
Join Mark Richman For This FileMaker Web Event
FileMaker Training Series: FileMaker Server
On Tuesday, October 16th, FileMaker invites you to “FileMaker Server,” the last session in a three part webinar series based on the new FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 12. The webinar is from 8am - 9am (PST) / 10am - 11am (CST) / 11am - 12pm (EST).
Eliminate Double Data Entry
There are two things you can do in business to improve profits: increase top line revenue and cut costs.
Opportunities to increase top line revenue can be elusive, and often depend on forces outside your control. Preventing your staff from entering data two, three or even four times – on the other hand – is a prime opportunity to cut costs.
New! FileMaker iOS Technology Usage Guide
With our broad experience creating advanced database solutions, we agree that the FileMaker Platform provides application developers an unprecedented opportunity for rapidly creating mobile apps that integrate seamlessly with iOS technology components to provide the best iOS experience possible.
Mark's most recent collaboration with FileMaker, the How To Guide – Best practices for using iOS Technology in custom app development with FileMaker Pro
Here are some happenings in September and October:
TOMORROW- Friday, September 7th, FM Academy Free Webinar
Join us from 1pm - 2pm (CST) for DEVCON 2012 RECAP: WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED.
Did you make it to Miami this July for FileMaker’s DevCon? Even if you did, you could not have been everywhere at once! Join Anvil Dataworks and the rest of the FM Academy crew as we provide a recap of key sessions and happenings behind the scenes.
FileMaker DevCon: My Rash is Gone...
I hope you had a great time at DevCon. I did and came home with a rash to prove it.
If you're anything like me, you've returned from DevCon and gotten back to your daily grind. You're doing what you do and all the high-mindedness of DevCon is gone - just like my rash.
Most of us leave DevCon with a list of things we want to try, practices we want to implement, routine processes we want to improve. Once we return home, we spend a day or two playing '
Did You Hear What Happened at DevCon?
FileMaker concluded its 17th annual Developer Conference aka DevCon on July 19th in Miami, Florida. This year’s conference did not disappoint, hosting a variety of interactive exhibitors, over 70 speaker sessions, vendor demonstrations, ‘unconference’ meetings, entertaining social events - all showcased at the infamous Fontainebleu Hotel surrounded by a beautiful beach resort.
What is Skeleton Key and FM Academy Doing at FileMaker Developer Conference 2012?
We're glad you asked!
Skeleton Key, a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance and Authorized Trainer will be participating as an exhibitor for the third year at FileMaker's annual Developer Conference. This year it will be held July 16-19, 2012, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida.
We have a couple of updates for our colleagues, about our participation next week:
FileMaker Trick : Help Me Help You
Accessing FileMaker's built-in Help is very useful; but, it can be a bit slow. This trick has saved me countless hours over the years when I have needed to reference the Help documents.
Please check out this brief video that I made of this quick-tip. It may prove to be valuable for you as well:
FM Academy Webinar - 360Works MirrorSync: Offline Synchronization for Your iPad and Laptop
Join Us Thursday, June 28th for a free one-hour webinar at 2pm (EST) / 1pm (CST) / 11am (PST). The topic is, 360Works MirrorSync: offline synchronization for your iPad and laptop. Register here.
MirrorSync from 360Works is a bidirectional synchronization tool for syncing FileMaker Server with offline databases running in FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Go. MirrorSync requires no plug-ins, runs on e
ExecuteSQL Function - FileMaker 12 Web Series Follow Up Q&A
I was overwhelmed by the positive response to my 12 Days of FileMaker 12 - ExecuteSQL webinar. We received a lot of great questions during the session. I've included answers below for all of the questions we weren't able to address during the webinar. If you still have a question, feel free to contact us.
Thanks to everyone who participated live or via the recording. If you missed it, you can still catch the recording at FM A
Meet Our FileMaker 12 Training Series Authorized Trainers
Alan Kirtlink, FileMaker Certified Developer, FileMaker Authorized Trainer
Skeleton Key is pleased to announce that our certified developers, Mark Richman and Alan Kirtlink, are now FileMaker 12 Authorized Trainers after completing the requirements of FileMaker's instructor-led "Train the Trainer" course in April.
Both Mark and Alan attended the Train the Trainer Course at FileMaker, Inc. headquarters in Santa Clara, Califo
Window Styles - Bonus Topic 1 of 12 Days of FileMaker 12 Web Series
Great news! By popular demand, FM Academy added 3 sessions to the 12 Days of FileMaker 12 Series.
Tuesday, May 22nd, marked Bonus Topic #1.
Enhancements to the New Window script step will give developers much more control over new windows and their behavior. This webinar presented techniques for utilizing the new “Specify Advanced Styles” option to configure modeless document windows and modal dialog windows. We expl
Interested in Learning More About Open-Book Management?
Next week marks the 20th annual conference on Open-Book Management, the Gathering of Games. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch from May 9th through 11th.
Conference participants will celebrate and kick off the 20th Anniversary of the Gathering of Games on May 9th, 6pm, at Busch Stadium, home of the 2011 World Series Champions. This networking reception will be an all-inclusive event: dinner,
Server File Management - Day 8 of 12 Days of FileMaker 12 Web Series
Thursday, May 3rd, marked Day Eight of FM Academy's 12 Days of FileMaker 12 Web Series.
Server File Management, hosted by IT Solutions Consulting summary:
Changes in FileMaker Server 12’s Backup scheme, and the new ability to store Container data externally, offer significant improvements in data protection, performance and delivery to the user.
In this session we explored how Progressive Backups work. We also di
Design Surface Behavior Changes - Day 7 of 12 Days of FileMaker 12 Web Series
Tuesday, May 1st, marked Day Seven of FM Academy's 12 Days of FileMaker 12 Web Series.
Design Surface Behavior Changes, hosted by Anvil Dataworks summary:
As files are converted to the new version of FileMaker, we will notice changes to the layout appearance. Objects will use the default themes of a layout, or that rounded or gradient themes options are already applied. In the webinar we will look at the