MirrorSync 6: Update, Beta Test,
and Release Information
MirrorSync 6 Update
At 360Works we strive to provide the best quality software and to keep FileMaker Developers well-informed with updates to our products. MirrorSync 6 is making tremendous progress, however it is not yet ready for purchase. At this time, all of the new features have been implemented and we are moving into the quality assurance phase of our development.
As a reminder, MirrorSync 6 is all about the FileMaker Developer! It makes it much quicker and easier to configure sync in a new solution, but what you will love most is that with MirrorSync 6 there is nothing to re-configure when your solution changes (for client-to-server sync, as well as server-to-server). Additional new features:
Automated deployment and version management for server-to-server syncs Now uses the Data API (instead of XML or xDBC) All new MirrorSync script, re-written to support new features in FileMaker 17 and later Unlimited tables Leverages new FileMaker features for much faster container field syncs Public Beta Test
As we continue to work on the quality assurance of MirrorSync 6, we will open a public beta test. MirrorSync 6 beta testers will be a part of an exclusive opportunity as one of the first people to see and experience the new features with a 60 day trial license provided by 360Works. If you would like to be included in this beta tester opportunity, please email email@example.com. Be sure to let us know what type of configuration you will be syncing, and how many devices you need (if you are doing client-to-server syncs). Spots are limited and will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are thrilled to be providing MirrorSync 6 and partnering with the FileMaker community in testing. We foresee the remainder of our quality assurance process to occur over the next few weeks. This means we are anticipating an official release date for MirrorSync 6 by the end of October. As always, we appreciate your continued support and involvement with 360Works products.
Information on Known Issues
Known issues - will be resolved in final release:
There are issues with time zones when the offline device, MirrorSync, and the server are not all in the same time zone. Add an email notification when a server-to-server version update occurs Importing and exporting configurations does not work Client-to-server syncs set to share the same password used in the configuration are still prompted for a password on first sync. Known issues - may or may not be resolved in final release:
MirrorSync 6 is not backwards compatible with MirrorSync 5, which means you won't be able to sync existing MirrorSync 5 offline copies with MirrorSync 6. Configuration client does not work on Mac OS X with Open JDK installed. Use Java 8 or paid Oracle Java instead. If that's not an option, do the configuration with Windows (via RDP).
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New Major Version, 360Works Zulu 4
360Works is proud to announce the release of Zulu 4. Zulu is an application that keeps your calendar events in sync with FileMaker records. It is able to sync with Apple Calendar, Google Calendar, and Exchange Outlook Calendar.
You can manipulate the events in your calendar, and Zulu will write these changes to FileMaker records. The opposite is also true, updates to FileMaker records will be written to your calendar's events. Zulu will even respect FileMaker’s record level access privileges and record locking so you can filter records based on privilege set.
Zulu 4 is better for business! It allows you to integrate your business workflows into the well known calendar interfaces your users are already using on their devices. With the click of a link, a user can subscribe to a new calendar powered by your FileMaker solution.
Apple Reminder Support - manage your Apple Reminders from FileMaker! Use alarms to control native iOS notifications. Use time based alarms to remind people of certain tasks. Take advantage of location based reminders, trigger a notification when a user arrives at a job site, or when leaving. Track completion of reminders, and track when the reminder has been seen by the user. One click URL calendar subscriptions, making it easier than ever to onboard new users. Improved publishing page - some users like Apple Calendar, but some are only on Google? No problem! Drive all calendars from FileMaker. We rewrote the publish page and reworked the publishing process entirely inside of FileMaker. Filter using the same methods provided by calendars, making assigning tasks to users as easy as assigning events! Minimum start date for Exchange and Google supported, so you don't need to worry about ancient events crowding your FileMaker solution. Zulu is easy to install. It is not a plug-in but rather an extension for FileMaker Server. There are no scripts to write or processes to manage. Integrating Zulu into your solution is a snap!
Zulu 4 is available immediately for purchase. Pricing starts at $429 for a Workgroup License. Enterprise License and Solution Bundle Licenses are available for larger scale solutions. There is a free trial version available as well. Discounts are available for education and non-profit organizations.
Additionally, the Enterprise License for Zulu 4 is available in the 360Works Portfolio Bundle. This deal includes all 360Works products at 75% off of the cost of the entire suite of plug-ins and add-ons for FileMaker.
Zulu is a 360Works maintenance product, this means it includes free upgrades (major and minor) for a full year. At the end of a year, you can continue to use the version you have forever, or you can choose to purchase maintenance which includes upgrades (major and minor) for another year. If you choose not to renew maintenance at the end of the year, you will not receive updates (major or minor) unless you repurchase the software at full price. You may sign up to auto-renew maintenance and receive a 10% discount on your renewal.
All Zulu license holders with valid maintenance (within one year since date of purchase) can download and use Zulu 4 at no additional charge.
Download, try, or buy Zulu 4 here!
360Works offers a wide selection of developer tools for FileMaker, including their flagship product, MirrorSync (FileMaker Solution of the Year in 2013). Our FileMaker staff have been producing easy-to-use extensions to the FileMaker platform since 1996. As a Platinum member in the FileMaker Business Alliance and 2009 winner of the FileMaker Community Contribution award, we are one of the top-tier FileMaker development firms in the world. Our customers include NASA, Apple, Pixar, Make-A-Wish, Omnicom Group, the US Marines, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and many other successful organizations.
360Works DevCon Discount EXTENDED!
We are giving you additional days to take advantage of our 2019 DevCon Discount on 360Works Plug-ins and Add-ons for FileMaker!
If you need to add features or customize your database, now is the perfect time. With our DevCon discount you will receive 15% off of your online order using promo code DEVCON2019 during checkout, this offer expires August 16, 2019.
Click on any of the product links at the bottom of this email to learn more or to place your discounted order!
New Product Availability and Updates
Buy Now to Take Advantage of the Discount!
This year, we were excited to showcase major improvements in the new versions of MirrorSync 6 and Zulu 4 to be released in the upcoming weeks.
MirrorSync and Zulu are BOTH maintenance products, this means that you receive all major and minor upgrades for a full year with your purchase. You can buy MirrorSync or Zulu NOW with your DevCon discount and receive the latest major version the moment it becomes available, at no additional charge!
Be sure to renew your maintenance or buy now (using the product page links below) to receive these exciting new updates.
New in MirrorSync 6:
Automated deployment and version management for server-to-server syncs Now uses the Data API (instead of XML or xDBC) All new MirrorSync script, re-written to support new features in FileMaker 17 and later Unlimited tables Leverages new FileMaker features for much faster container field syncs
New in Zulu 4:
Added support for Apple Reminders One click url calendar subscriptions, making it easier than ever to onboard new users Some users like Apple Calendar, but some are only on Google? No problem! Drive all calendars from FileMaker Minimum start date for Exchange and Google supported, so you don't need to worry about ancient events crowding your FileMaker solution.
Current Suite of FileMaker Products:
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 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
We are planning to use FileMaker server 17 on AWS. And for client, thinking of using AppStream 2.0.
I would like to know if there is any sort of issues using Appstream 2.0, means, performance issue or any limited functionality.
Also would like to take your suggestions, instead of using Appstream 2.0, is there any other solution or way to connect filemaker apps hosted on AWS.. without installing filemaker client on user. machine.
Thanks in advance.
360Works Portfolio Bundle: Build a complete solution in FileMaker at a fraction of the cost.
The 360Works Portfolio Bundle offers the best FileMaker plug-in deal around. You receive all of the 360Works plug-ins and tools for FileMaker at 75% off the cost of the entire product suite from 360Works, saving you a great deal of money in the long run.
Additionally, it saves you time by providing one, single license key to register all plug-ins and add-ons in your FileMaker solution. You even save time with updates! The Portfolio Bundle is on our Maintenance model for licensing, this means that your purchase includes 12 months of maintenance, which gives you all new products and upgrades released up to a year after your Portfolio Bundle purchase. At the end of 12 months, you may choose to renew your maintenance subscription for each additional year, for a cost of $695 (or auto-renew at $625.50).
The Portfolio Bundle includes over 18 FileMaker products, some of which are exclusive to Portfolio Bundle license holders only. Here is a friendly reminder about all that it has to offer:
Download products and learn more today at 360works.com/portfolio.
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