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Nashville & Memphis: Join us next week at App Spotlight – FileMaker

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If you are in the Nashville or Memphis area next week, you are invited to join us at either App Spotlight – FileMaker: Tuesday, 7/15, 8:30am, Apple Store CoolSprings or Wednesday, 7/16, 8:30am, Apple Store Saddle Creek.

Create your own solutions for iPad and iPhone. Join presenter, Mark Richman, to learn what you’ll need to build your first custom iOS solution in hours, not weeks, with the FileMaker 13 platform. Organize client information, manage projects, track inventory, or drive essential business processes with an iOS solution that solves your specific business challenges. Design tools and sharing capabilities in FileMaker make it easy to create and deploy professional-looking iOS solutions — without coding.

Join us! FM Academy Webinar: 360Works MirrorSync 2 – the perfect mobile development solution

Join us Tuesday, July 15th, for a free one-hour webinar at 2pm (EST)/ 1pm (CST)/ 11am (PST). This session is for any FileMaker Pro developer and/or “power user” who wants to satisfy the need for fast database access while out of the office. Register now.

MirrorSync is the best way to use your FileMaker database on an iPad, iPhone, or laptop without a network connection. Work on an offline mobile database at the fastest possible speed, and sync your changes with FileMaker Server when you have working network access. MirrorSync is completely free for syncing one device.

This webinar will be presented by Jesse Barnum, president of 360Works in Atlanta, Georgia. Jesse is the author of MirrorSync, and won FileMaker Excellence awards for both Outstanding Contribution to the FileMaker Community, as well Solution of the Year (2013) for MirrorSync.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Set up a two-way sync between a database hosted on FileMaker Server and a lightweight FileMaker Go database.
  • Customize scripts to only sync the records that mobile users need to access.
  • Easily deploy to users in the field with iPads or laptops

RegisterNow

Slate Mentions Open Book Management


Slate recently published a brief intro to the concept of Open Book Management. We have been practicing Open Book Management at Skeleton Key and our sister company, Brightsource IT, since 2009. Running “open book” has been a major factor in our success and it has become a huge part of our culture. We’re fortunate to have a company made up of smart, passionate people. Open Book Management allows our business to leverage that intelligence and turn our staff’s passion into entrepreneurial spirit. As Ted Swanson, President of IT Solutions and a practitioner of open book management, once said, “I wouldn’t run a business any other way.”

Join Us For App Spotlight: FileMaker At St. Louis Galleria June 4th

Join us for App Spotlight: FileMaker — a special business event at the Apple Store, St.Louis Galleria on Wednesday, June 4th, 8:30am.

FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go make it easy for anyone to create custom business solutions for iPad and iPhone. At this event, presented by Mark Richman, learn how you can create a custom business solution for your business task. See how FileMaker apps running on iPad, iPhone, and Mac allow your entire team to share and update business information in real time. You can make your reservation by clicking here, choose Workshop box, click Next, choose the first box, App Spotlight: FileMaker, continue until final confirmation.

What: Custom Business Solutions for iPad & iPhone
When: Wednesday, June 4, 8:30am
Where: Apple Store, St. Louis Galleria
How: Register

Join Us for App Spotlight: FileMaker in Louisville Next Week!

Join us for App Spotlight: FileMaker — a special business event at the Apple Store, Oxmoor Mall on Wednesday, March 12th, 9:00am.

FileMaker 12 makes it easy for anyone to create custom business apps for iPad and iPhone. At this event, presented by FileMaker expert, Mark Richman from Skeleton Key, learn how you can create a custom business app for your business task. See how FileMaker apps running on iPad, iPhone, and Mac allow your entire team to share and update business information in real time.

Please contact Nancy at 314-353-4300 x 100, or at Nancy@SkeletonKey.com, to register, or for more information.

FMRPC: How Easy Is Installation and Setup?

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FMRPC makes FileMaker Pro and Go perform much faster over the Internet, and it lets FileMaker Go run plugins; but, how hard is it to install and setup?

Take a look at the following three (3) short videos to get a better idea of just how simple it is to start using the power of FMRPC in your solutions.

Installation

When you download the FMRPC demo, the folder will contain:

  • FMRPC_Demo.fmp12
  • Mac Installer.pkg
  • Mac Uninstaller.pkg
  • WindowsInstaller.exe
  • readme.txt

Watch me install FMRPC on a Mac in this video:

Post FM Academy Webinar Recap – Keep It Clean: Using the Database Design Report to Assist in Cleaning Your Database

Thanks to everyone that joined us on August 20 for this webinar. Here’s a brief summary of the topics that our host, Jerry Salem at IT Solutions discussed:

  • Strategies to keep even complex databases in check.
  • How to use the Database Design Report built into FileMaker Pro Advanced to find unused relationships, layouts, and fields.
  • Review of some important exceptions when removing things.

If you’d like to see a comprehensive summary of the Q& A portion of the webinar, click here.

To view all of our available webinar recap videos, visit our FM Academy YouTube Channel.

FMRPC Update: v1.02 Now Available and Discounted Price Reduction Ends Saturday, August 31st!

FMRPC allows a FileMaker user to run intensive operations on the FileMaker Server and on demand. This happens without the need for any plug-ins, server-side queues or server-side schedules. In addition, FMRPC expands the functionality of the FileMaker clients (both Pro and Go), enabling them to do things they simply can’t do on their own (e.g., call server-side plug-ins and perform native JDBC/ODBC commands on hosted databases). Finally, FMRPC is totally secure and simple to install.

FMRPC 20% Price Reduction Ends August 31st!

  • Workgroup (10 users, 2 files, 1 server) normally $295, now $236 (through 8/31/2013)
  • Enterprise (unlimited users, files, server) normally $495, now $396 (through 8/31/2013)
  • Solution Bundle (unlimited users, files, server per instance of solution) normally $1,495, now $1,196 (through 8/31/2013)
  • Hosting (unlimited users, files, server) Contact Us

FM Academy Webinar – Keep It Clean: Using the Database Design Report to Assist in Cleaning Your Database

Join us next Tuesday, August 20, for a free one-hour webinar at 2pm (EST) / 1pm (CST) / 11am (PST).

Now is a great time to assess your database. Is it clean? Do you have layouts that no one is using anymore? Are you scared to open the relationship graph because it is so confusing? There are probably plenty of unused relationships or duplicate relationships that are making the relationship graph appear more complicated than it is. We will discuss strategies to keep even complex databases in check. We will learn how to use the Database Design Report built into FileMaker Pro Advanced to find unused relationships, layouts, and fields. We will also review some important exceptions when removing things.


FM Academy Webinar – Protecting Your Users and Data in the Cloud

Join us Wednesday, July 17 for a free one-hour webinar at 3pm (EST) / 2pm (CST) / 12am (PST). It will showcase how FileMaker can help you protect your data in the cloud-centric environment.

In this webinar, we will explore the important area of protecting your users and protecting your data. Whether you want to prevent unauthorized access to your data without slowing down your users, or whether you’d like to make sure you have adequate protection from system failures, this is the webinar for you. We will discuss data integrity and protection from both the client and the server point of view. We will also talk about the network in between the two.

The webinar will be hosted by Tim Neudecker at Kyo Logic. Register here.