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    • The FileMaker Workplace Innovation Platform has evolved over the past fifteen years since the release in 2004 of FileMaker® Pro 7 to encompass now a robust suite of security features to protect the Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability, and Resilience of organizational data. This same set of Security Building Blocks also helps to provide protection to organizations from a wide variety of risks including business continuity, regulatory sanctions, criminal and civil liability, and reputational damage.
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    • Announcing WidgetStudio – FileMaker WebViewer Widgets
      WidgetStudio makes it easy to use, design and share powerful interface widgets, like calendars, gauges, charts, and timers. Pick from the constantly growing set of included widgets or build your own. Freely share them with your customers or friends.
      The post Announcing WidgetStudio – FileMaker WebViewer Widgets appeared first on Geist Interactive.

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    • 24U Software updates all plug-ins for FileMaker Pro
      All 24U plug-ins are now code-signed for better security

      Prague, CZ — January 31, 2019 — 24U Software has released a new updates of all currently available 24U’s plug-ins for the FileMaker platform. The just released new versions of the following plug-ins are now code-signed for macOS, Windows, and iOS:

      - Gonector
      - 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In
      - 24U SimpleFile Plug-In
      - 24U Phone Companion Plug-In
      - 24U Phidgets Plug-In
      - 24U Simple Talk Plug-In
      - 24U Toolbox Plug-In
      - 24U SimpleSound Plug-In
      - 24U SimpleHASP Plug-In
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    • 360Works Releases New Major Version, Zulu 3: Calendar Syncing Application - Integrate FileMaker with Apple, Google, and Exchange Calendar
      New Major Version, 360Works Zulu 3
      FileMaker Calendar Syncing Application

      Integrate FileMaker with Apple, Google, and Exchange Calendars. Now with Recurring Events Support, Improved Speed and Stability, Email Handler for Admin Sync Reports, and Exposed Google API key.

      360Works is pleased to announce the release of Zulu 3. Zulu is a calendar syncing application that lets Apple Calendar, Google Calendar, or Exchange Calendar see your FileMaker table(s) as an Apple, Google, or Exchange Calendar.
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    • NEW: 360Works Now an AWS Consulting Partner
      360Works is Now an AWS Partner

      360Works, a leading FileMaker product developer and innovator, is now additionally an AWS (Amazon Web Services) Consulting Partner! The AWS Partner Network (APN) is comprised of technology experts that are focused on helping customers take full advantage of all the benefits in the AWS universe of services. As an APN Consulting Partner, 360Works will provide services that help customers design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their workloads and applications on AWS.
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    • By fabriceN in 1-more-blog
      Nous homes heureux de sponsoriser la première édition de la conférence FileMaker Devcon Istanbul, qui se tiendra les 22 et 23 juin prochains. Nous souhaitons bonne chance aux organisateurs Cabitaş, et que cette édition soit la première d’une longue série. Nous profitons également de l’occasion pour faire connaître nos partenaires Winsoft International, éditeur basé à Grenoble […]
      Cet article FileMaker Devcon Istanbul est apparu en premier sur 1-more-thing.

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    • By Todd Geist in Geist Interactive
      Having confidence in FileMaker data changes is a primary goal of every developer. FileMaker transactions ensures that data is completely changed or not.
      The post FileMaker Transactions: Have Confidence in Data Changes appeared first on Geist Interactive.

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    • By Todd Geist in Geist Interactive
      WidgetStudio brings a lot of value add to any FileMaker developer. In many ways working with a web viewer widget will save you time and frustration.
      The post WidgetStudio: FileMaker Value Add appeared first on Geist Interactive.

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    • By FileMaker Magazine in FileMaker Magazine
      While FileMaker may promote the low-code/no code aspects of FileMaker Pro, there's a lot to be said about knowing how to design a great system as opposed to thinking you'll end up with one by default. Especially, one which will perform under load and scale to the degree which FileMaker can.
      This type of knowledge is learned and simply won't come out of the box when you just start adding fields to your database. If you need to store images, or any type of heavy media, then it may not be a good idea to carelessly start throwing container fields into your tables. In fact, there's a whole bunch of details to know about FileMaker and how it transfers data on a record level basis. As well as knowing what can be done to optimize your storage of container based data.
      While you'll want things to be easy for your users for adding media, and you'll also want to build a system which will be easy to maintain and update. That's what this video is all about. An optimized approach to container storage and making it easy on yourself when you're going to be working with these types of solutions in the future.
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    • By eXcelisys in eXcelisys' Blog
      Custom FileMaker Go iPad App Reduces Chronic eXposure to Paperwork for Safety Training & Consulting Firm
      OSTS Inc. Rids Itself of Unnecessary Data-Entry Hazards and Improves Occupational Health in Front Office
      OSTS (Occupational Safety Training Systems) President Mike Geosano grew up in the safety supply industry. His father owned some distribution companies that sold safety products like first aid kits and hard hats. While this atmosphere sparked an interest in worker safety and protection, Geosano decided to veer from his father’s footsteps. “Growing up in that environment, I learned not to like inventory at all.”
      Geosano found his niche after the California legislature passed Senate Bill 198 in 1989, requiring all employers to implement a written injury and illness prevention program. In response, Geosano founded OSTS Inc. to help companies meet the requirements.
      One of the core services provided by OSTS is training and certification. On any given day, OSTS trainers may be teaching courses on CPR/first aid; forklift safety; industrial hygiene; mobile crane operation; HAZMAT emergency spill response; and excavation safety / trench shoring. The list goes on and on.
      While Geosano escaped the need to manage a physical inventory, his business requires an endless amount of record-keeping. Every time an employee takes a course or earns a certification, it must be documented. Trainers must track course attendance and eXam scores for each pupil. In addition, there are physical certificates to print and disperse.
      Until recently, OSTS handled these processes with pens, paper and manual data entry. This was no small task. OSTS trains some 40,000 employees a year and about half take courses that come with physical certificates upon completion. “Manually creating 20,000 certificates a year was quite a task,” said Geosano.
      Looking to automate (and digitize) the workflow and certificate-printing process, OSTS hired eXcelisys to build a custom classroom roster app to remove all paper irritants. The FileMaker Pro platform — and especially the FileMaker Go mobile app for iOS devices — fit the need perfectly. eXcelisys developer Joe Cellino began work on the FileMaker Go app in late July 2018 and by mid-August had deployed a testing build, which was tweaked for the final build delivery last fall.
      “I really love using this system,” said OSTS Business Operations Coordinator Sue Hughes. “Instead of typing all of the information onto each certificate — like name, company name, date, instructor, instructor ID number and so forth — I just import the roster. All of the information carries over to our certificates.”
      The time savings are phenomenal. Hughes said that for a class with 50 students, it might have taken her 10 to 15 minutes to type the information for the batch of certificates. “Now, I can upload all of the information in about one minute — literally!”
      Feature Highlights
      ✔️Electronic sign-in and signature capture: Utilizing an iPad, students type their name into the system and sign to acknowledge their attendance.
      No more time wasted deciphering illegible handwriting and/or tracking down correct name spellings for records and certificates. Many courses are multi-day. Because the solution tracks daily attendance, instructors know eXactly which portion of the course a student has attended. This means if a student is absent one day, it’s easy for them to pick up the missed training the next time the course is offered. ✔️ Test Score Recording/Reporting: Each course has its own eXamination requirements. Some courses have several “practicals” students can take to show they have mastered the content. The app shows the instructor which eXams are applicable and the instructor chooses the ones that will be administered.
      ✔️ Email data transfer: After delivering the course content and administering the eXams, the instructor signs off on the course to acknowledge it has been completed. At this point, the course roster, class details and student scores are emailed to the home office, where they are available in both Excel spreadsheet form and PDF output. Some courses are taught onsite at OSTS, but some are taught at the client site, making the email transfer an essential piece of the app’s design.
      No more need for instructors to physically deliver rosters to the OSTS office for processing. Eliminates need to manually type each class roster into the database. PDF can be saved for quick record-keeping. No need to type information for individual certificates because the system syncs the data (via the Excel spreadsheet) and autofills the certificate information. Students are presented with this check-in screen. After signing their name, the screen at the top right pops up. By hitting “accept,” the student acknowledges their attendance at the course. Instructors can check the “roster details” to see who has checked into their course. Lower right: After all students have checked in, the instructor enters a PIN to move the iPad out of check-in mode so roster information cannot be accessed. Classroom Roster App Passes with Flying Colors
      In the end, OSTS is pleased with the new app. “I think that it is really effective and easy to use,” said OSTS Consulting Supervisor and Instructor Ismael Garcia, who has been with OSTS since 1997. “I do not want to go back to the paper sign-in sheet because we had a lot of issues with getting the proper spelling on each student’s name and had lots of issues getting the physical roster to the office.”
      Future plans include an auto-push for roster transfer to replace the emailing and manual import. Currently, OSTS has no internal FileMaker server so an auto-sync feature is not possible.
      When asked if eXcelisys had delivered on all of the features OSTS had asked for when the project began, Geosano replied, “absolutely.”
      The “course information” page displays the eXams that will be given. Depending on the course, some eXams are written, while others require a hand-on performance/demonstration. The instructor can customize the course information to select the eXams to be given. eXam scores are input directly into the iPad.  The instructor signs off on each course after completion. The final course roster (along with eXam scores) is exported as a PDF for filekeeping. Both OSTS and the client company keep copies for OSHA records.
      Contributing Editors:
      Kurt Knippel
      Lisa Frick
      Joe Cellino
      The post Custom FileMaker Go iPad App Reduces Chronic eXposure to Paperwork for Safety Training & Consulting Firm appeared first on eXcelisys.

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