360Works Holiday Sale: December 17 & 18
It's the most wonderful time of the year...to do more with FileMaker! Using 360Works plug-ins and developer tools, you can take your custom app to a new level just in time for the new year.
We are having a 2-day sale on all of our FileMaker plug-ins and tools, taking 15% off December 17 & 18, 2018. With 360Works plug-ins and add-ons for FileMaker, you can sync FileMaker with virtually any database or server, send/receive HTML formatted emails in FileMaker, manipulate Microsoft Office documents, process payments in FileMaker, and so much more.
Have You Downloaded a Demo Recently?
If you've downloaded a demo or considered adding a 360Works plug-in or add-on to your FileMaker solution, now is the perfect time to buy a full license for yourself or team at a reduced rate. You won't want to miss this limited-time offer!
360Works Portfolio Bundle Deal
The Holiday Sale includes the 360Works Portfolio Bundle. That's right, we are including our most popular offer, the Portfolio Bundle, in this sale! You already receive 75% off the entire suite of plug-ins and add-ons with the Portfolio Bundle deal being offered at $1,995, and with our Holiday Sale you get an additional 15% off making your final cost only $1,695.75!
Already own a product or 2 from 360Works? You can apply your licenses to receive a credit on your purchase of the 360Works Portfolio Bundle.
Click 'Buy Now' to check the credit amount you can use towards your Portfolio License at 360works.com/portfolio.
360Works Maintenance Purchases INCLUDED
Several of the 360Works products (Portfolio, CloudMail, MirrorSync, Scribe, and Zulu) ship with maintenance at the time of purchase which allows access to major and minor releases for a full year. It is the most cost effective way to maintain your software purchase and receive the greatest value in your database solutions.
After a year is up, simply pay 25% of the retail cost to keep receiving the software benefits. There are additional savings when you select auto-renew at checkout (10% off renewal cost), plus no hassle with remembering to renew and you can cancel at any time.
If you have already purchased a maintenance product, and have not yet renewed maintenance you can use the Holiday Sale discount on your Maintenance Renewal order! (Must be within one year since date of purchase, or last renewal purchase.)
Our 360Works Support Team is dedicated to your successful use of 360Works plug-ins and add-ons. If you run into issues we offer 2 free hours of technical support Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET). Most questions can be answered at our documentation/help page and requests for support team assistance can be sent to email@example.com
360Works Product List
Click on any of our product links below to learn more:
Product Name Product Description 360Deploy Automated, simple deployment of new database versions Charts Easy-to-use charting for FileMaker CloudMail Send and track email marketing campaigns Email Send and receive text and HTML emails in FileMaker DocuBin Document and digital asset management FTPeek FTP upload and download from your FileMaker database JDBC SQL access with JDBC Compatibility MirrorSync Sync FileMaker Go and Pro on a device without network connection, sync FileMaker Servers, and sync FileMaker with SQL databases Plastic Payment processing plugin RemoteScripter Trigger scripts on FileMaker Pro from the web or IWP SafetyNet FileMaker Server offsite backup Scribe Read and write PDF, Word, and Excel files ScriptMaster Adds many new functions & create custom plug-ins SuperContainer A better container field Web Assistant Access internet resources, URLs, and fill out web forms Web Services Manager Publish FileMaker scripts as XML Web Services Zulu FileMaker calendar sync Stay updated with 360Works
360Works New Update: 360Deploy 2.5
360Works has just released 360Deploy 2.5; it ships with server-side scheduling, granular deployments, and several important improvements to the deployment process.
360Works provides outside-the-box innovation, so you can be the genius FileMaker developer at work while using the most robust, innovative development tools you need to get the job done.
360Deploy is a FileMaker deployment tool, designed to make FileMaker data migration easier. It utilizes the FileMaker Data Migration Tool, but it is so much more than a "wrapper". It completely automates the tedious data migration tasks, while pushing changes from the development environment to the production server.
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What Does 360Deploy Do?
Clones the development database Transfers clone to the production server Imports the data from the production database and into the clone to absorb the new architecture *For large databases, it supports a scheduling feature to run imports overnight. Backs up the production solution in archived folders prior to import should clients wish to revert back to the old version Renames the deployed file Resumes the deployed file
What's New in 360Deploy 2.5?
360Deploy 2.5 introduces compatibility with Server Side Scheduled Scripts. You can now schedule deployments from the admin console. This is very useful if you need the deployment to run at a set down time where users are not accessing the database, such as overnight hours.
Granular deployments are another big feature in 360Deploy 2.5; it allows you to turn files on and off for deployment without needing to re-do all of the configuration steps. You can simply select the files you do or do not want deployed at a specified time without any hassle.
There are several important improvements to help you experience a more elegant and easier deployment process:
Multiple configurations can be stored in the same file now, allowing different configurations to use different license keys Deploying the same file multiple times to the same server is now smoother Implemented a more graceful process for kicking users out and closing files; the file-closing workflow has been reworked and improved for a better user experience
Please visit our changelog for a complete list of changes.
Keep in mind, once you press the 'deploy' button in 360Deploy, there is nothing left to do. It sends the new version to FileMaker Server (or multiple servers), and then runs in the background on each server, so you are free to continue working, take a break, or head home for the night, knowing that the new version will be safely deployed to users on each server by the time you get back. You'll receive an email when the process is complete. Skip the hassle of fumbling with files on the server and stick to the 'one-button click' of 360Deploy for dev changes.
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360Deploy 2 requires FileMaker Pro or Advanced 16, and production databases must be hosted on FileMaker Server 14 or later.
After downloading 360Deploy on your server and configuring settings with the simple 360Deploy Setup utility, 360Deploy will deploy the development file changes to your users with the click of one button.
360Deploy 2.5 is a free upgrade for 360Deploy 2 license holders, which is a huge benefit of maintaining the latest version of 360Works software.
If you do not have a license, 360Deploy 2 is available immediately for purchase at the 360Deploy page. Pricing starts at $195, which includes deployment with a single FileMaker solution (this can be a multi-file solution) and a single production server. It allows updated file versions for one solution to be deployed to one live / production server.
Additionally, there is a free demo license available which can deploy to any number of servers for testing and evaluation purposes. Higher grade license types are available for purchase as well.
Located in metro Atlanta, 360Works, a FileMaker Platinum Business Alliance member, has been providing development solutions for 22 years. The company is a leading developer of both shrink-wrapped and custom database solutions for clients such as NASA, Pixar, US Marines, Make-A-Wish foundation and others. The company is credited for its forward-thinking solutions, dedication and unparalleled client service.
Video Tutorial on 360Deploy 2.5
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360Deploy 2 automates your process of making FileMaker changes and migrating the data to a live or production (PROD) database.
Experience an easy and safe tool to make changes to your development (DEV) file and send off the changes with the click of a button. With 360Deploy 2, all you'll need to do is use the configuration tool to set up and your users will be enjoying their new database in no time!
Joe Martin, Senior Developer at 360Works, recently presented at the Houston FMDUT Meeting where he demonstrated the setup of 360Deploy 2 and covered development topics on deploying changes to a PROD file.
Today we have a video recap of the meeting that has been shortened to 15 minutes so you can briefly observe what the process will look like for you or follow along with the setup! Below the video we have summarized a few answers to questions asked after the presentation.
What happens when you add a new value list?
If you add a new value list, it will be pulled in from the dev file (prod value list will be wiped out) 360Deploy makes a clone of DEV file and pulls in from it Considering adding a feature to customize this in the future (alternatively pulls from PROD file)
How are accounts handled?
360Deploy pulls data and accounts from PROD, and layout and schema from DEV
What does 360Deploy do with your container data?
360Deploy does nothing with your container data. Which is the desired behavior. Externally stored containers live in completely separate folders than the database itself. If we run our database migration, and put the production database back in place, the records will still be able to resolve their external container dependency to that data. Container data is ignored, but we maintain the link to it so that when the dev file is swapped out with the prod file those links can re-establish themselves.
Is 360Deploy FileMaker Cloud compatible?
360Deploy is not FM Cloud Compatible due to FMS admin technology not made available to us. However, we can host for you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about hosting.
Does 360Deploy absolutely require FileMaker Server ...can it be ran locally?
360Deploy requires a production server to deploy to, as this was the primary goal behind the product. Your DEV files can be local.
Can 360Deploy run overnight?
360Deploy can be set to run overnight using an on timer script. You'll need to leave the client open to let it run overnight. In later versions, we plan to have scheduled scripts so you can run the deployment from anywhere such as your iPad.
Story Behind 360Deploy?
360Deploy 1 was created by Sam Barnum to create a solution that did not exist (before FileMaker Data Migration Tool was released). He had to come up with several workarounds for abstracting a database import, one being able to dynamically generate a script to determine the next serial number for imported tables. However, now 360Deploy 2 can run imports and migrations faster and smoother since it leverages the new FileMaker Data Migration Tool.
Our ultimate goal was to provide a nicer way to manage files on your server, providing smoother imports and making tedious work a lot easier. We plan to continue innovating around this goal with features in future version releases.
We recommend using the demo version first to make sure it is going to work for your solution. We'll be happy to help you get a license once you are done your testing. Please email email@example.com with any questions you may have.
For more information or to download, visit: 360deploy.com.
New Major Version Release:
360Works, is proud to announce MirrorSync 5, a new major version of the easy-to-use data replication tool that quickly and seamlessly syncs an offline database running on FileMaker Go or FileMaker Pro with a database hosted by FileMaker Server and syncs various configurations of SQL databases. MirrorSync 5 will greatly improve convenience for your end users by making the sync process faster and more secure. We have added features to improve the initial sync making all subsequent syncs more seamless and we have reduced the amount of password requests needed to access the database for syncing. Additionally, there have been over 40 new improvements made to enhance reliability, speed, and stability overall!
Powerful New Features Added:
Faster Speeds: Run the Initial Sync on the Server
With large databases, initial syncs can take a long time when filtering a subset of records for each user. MirrorSync 5 now has a feature to drastically improve this initial sync time, by hosting a temporary copy of the file on FileMaker Server, running the initial sync entirely on the server, and sending the pre-synced file to the user's iPad, laptop, or iPhone. The performance improvement is especially noticeable when syncing with filtered record sets for large databases, and syncing over cellular networks. If you are syncing a custom/personalized set of records from a table with more than 10,000 records, this update is critical for improving the speed of your syncs.
During our testing, we found that initial syncs are now 3 times faster. For example, doing an initial sync of 10,000 records into an empty clone on an iPad Mini over WiFI took 9:13 using traditional client-side initial sync, and 3:43 using the new server-side initial sync feature of MirrorSync 5.
More Convenient: Encrypts and Remembers User Passwords
MirrorSync will now remember user passwords, so that they don't need to be re-entered on each sync after an offline file is opened. It encrypts and saves the initial password on the MirrorSync server, preventing users from repetitively entering their passwords for better security and end user convenience. If the password is changed on the server file, the user will be re-prompted for a new password. If you've been using a shared password for all users to avoid the hassle of password double-entry, you can now switch to the more secure option to use individual accounts, without making extra work for your users.
More Reliable: New Sync Auditing Feature to Monitor Sync Progress
We have added an advanced notifications feature in MirrorSync 5, which posts CloudWatch metrics and SNS notifications when a sync completes or fails. While this feature is optional and can be turned on or off, it is very beneficial for those who wish to receive updates on sync statistics or receive alarms for sync behaviors (e.g. number of records inserted, sync duration, number of sync warnings). You will need an AWS account to use this feature.
Improvements for MirrorSync Hosting Providers
Log files are now separated by the MirrorSync application name. This is important for hosting providers to be able to see each customers log files separately.
New Support for Syncing with DynamoDB, the Back-end Database of Amazon.com
We have added support for syncing with DynamoDB, a database under Amazon Web Services that is simple, serverless, scalable, and provides low-latency data access. DynamoDB is used by Amazon with their retail site (Amazon.com) where it handles 13.9 million requests per second! Give us a call if you'd like to hear more about how we synced a government FileMaker solution with DynamoDB to handle huge web traffic loads.
More Convenient with FileMaker Server 17
If you are considering switching to FileMaker Server 17, now is the perfect time. MirrorSync will now automatically enable XML Web Publishing on FileMaker Server 17, so that you don't have to do in the command line or data API.
There are over 40 new improvements in MirrorSync 5, giving you more unbelievable new ways to do the unSYNCable! See the complete changelog here.
MirrorSync Map: Speed and Reliability
We analyzed a month of syncing data to show its speed and reliability. The following map shows MirrorSync users who performed syncs in 45 countries around the world across different cities and countries (does not include installations with statistics gathering disabled).
99.4% of 269,000 Syncs completed with no errors 133,465 FileMaker Server to MySQL Syncs with a median sync time of 5.3 seconds 79,961 FileMaker Server to FileMaker Server Syncs with a median sync time of 12.4 seconds 27,085 FileMaker Server to FileMaker Pro/Go Syncs with a median sync time of 22.9 seconds 19,249 FileMaker Server to DynamoDB Syncs with a median sync time of 20.5 seconds 14,279 FileMaker Server to other SQL Databases with a median sync time of 65.3 seconds Longest sync distance of 1,184 Miles Licensing and Hosting
You can download MirrorSync 5 instantly and start syncing with the new improvements. MirrorSync 5 is compatible with MirrorSync 4 offline files - no need to reset sync data or recreate configurations (although some new features, like password saving, will not function until the script is updated).
Active maintenance subscribers for MirrorSync or the 360Works Portfolio Bundle will receive the new major version 5 at no additional cost.
We are also pleased to announce that we offer hosting services for MirrorSync for the low price of $29 per month. This is included free of charge for customers hosting FileMaker Server with us. Contact us to find out more and get started!
For adding new devices onto a MirrorSync license, prices range from $40-$95 per device depending on the quantity of devices ordered. With our 2018 FileMaker DevCon Discount, you can take 15% off of your order by using promo code DEVCON18 at checkout, now through August 10, 2018. If you are attending the FileMaker Developer Conference this year, please visit us at our booth and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Never tried MirrorSync? You can download a free license which allows for syncing between FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Go with FileMaker Server for one device. Sync an offline database with the hosted server file, completely free of charge.
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