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FileMaker 13 Presented by Bill Heizer From FileMaker

Bill Heizer from FileMaker, Inc. will be on hand to present FileMaker 13.

NOTE: Due to the high number of attendees for this session and the rigorous security process at Toyota, we are moving this session to Washtenaw Community College, Business Education Building, Room 172.  Street address is:

4800 E. Huron River Dr.
Ann Arbor MI 48105

You should also feel free to bring laptops, etc.

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  • RH G.

    I am a relatively new user and can't yet comprehend all of the contend of Bill's presentation, but am interested in the direction toward WebDirect. I am interested in learning more about it. Since I am new to this group, can I ask if there is a regular meeting time each month. I am anxious to get acquainted with others in the area who are certainly more proficient than I am with FMP and to occasionally bound ideas off people with more experience. With regard to Bill's presentation it would have helped to have some of the images on the screen a little bigger for good viewing by the audience. Overall, I thought it was very good. The FMP software is amazing!!!


    December 15, 2013

    • Chris M.

      Hi Bob, yes, these meetings happen every month. Still waiting to confirm, but the next one is likely going to be January 21. I'll post it as soon as the date is locked down.

      December 15, 2013

  • Gordon S.

    2. (continued) When 12 debuted, there was no shortage of noise online complaining about a myriad of shortcomings, some of which were addressed in v revs. About the only complaints I'm hearing about WD are: concurrent licensing too expensive, and printing has yet to be implemented.

    I'm particularly excited to hear that in order to make WD work, most of the processing happens at the server, so WD over the WAN should perform better than FMP over the WAN.

    I said 2, but here's #3: Perform Script on Server he believes is very robust and we can throw a bunch of PSoS scripts at the server even in a busy FM office. I'm drooling to think I can take, e.g., a complex accounting script that crunches tons of numbers on thousands of records across many tables and instead of making the end user wait a few minutes, offload it to the server equipped with lots of RAM, cores, and high-end SSDs where it will take a fraction of the time.

    Thanks to Chris for putting us on the map to get this session!

    December 13, 2013

  • Gordon S.

    My two biggest takeaways:

    1. The power of popovers. Bill demonstrated some great examples of how popovers can give you more stuff onscreen in an uncluttered format, work like dialog boxes - only more powerfully, appear as a new window in an SDI environment, give you navigational capability, combine with slide controls for faux submenus, and enable you to build great inviting and modern interfaces.

    I wouldn't go as far as he did in saying he'll never use Show Custom Dialog again. The simplicity of SCD for a basic user choice trumps the extra effort to build your own OK and Cancel buttons. But the power to create a popover/dialog box with as many buttons as you want, with value lists attached to fields, and with just about anything else anything you want in there sure beats building a new window like we had to do in 12.

    2. The power of WebDirect. It's pretty mind blowing to see how a detailed FMP interface can render and work so flawlessly in a browser. (to be continued)

    December 13, 2013

  • Earl Cornprobst D.

    Great but better if the screen was larger so we could read what he was clicking on.

    December 12, 2013

  • Chris M.

    Thanks again to Bill Heizer and Mark Ringo for a great wide-ranging session!

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Kevon ® B.

    See you all at the next one.

    December 11, 2013

  • Yvette W.

    Hello Everyone,
    As a Toyota Team member I am happy to be able to host (location) this event and I am excited about the release of Filemaker 13.
    For first time visitors to Toyota Technical Center (TTC) I have a few quick tips.
    1.) You will need to check in with security at the entrance.
    2.)Upon entering stay to your right following along the gate. You will see a smoke shack and a walkway leading to double doors on your left. Enter thru that entrance. Buzz the buzzer on the right wall by the door and security will let you in.
    3.)You will need to sign a form and check yourself in. PLEASE LEAVE ALL LAPTOPS/IPADS/PHONES IN YOUR CAR. Otherwise, be prepared to spend 5 minutes holding everybody up getting your laptops and cellphones taped!
    4.)Upon leaving, you will need to be buzzed out by security.
    I will give the names of all the participants who RSVP to security. No one under 18 is allowed. It’s not as bad as it sounds! But please be prepared. You may want to arrive 15 minutes early.

    December 5, 2013

  • Chris M.

    Wow! Welcome to our avalanche of new members who signed up today. Bill is a great presenter and very technical, so feel free to bring your tough questions.

    December 4, 2013

  • Nick

    Just found this group. I was at DevCon so needless to say, I am so excited about FM13's release!

    December 4, 2013

  • Chris M.

    Since FileMaker 13 was released today, we can now say this is officially a FileMaker 13 presentation. No NDA required.

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • Rich

    Looking forward to this. I was unable to make the FM conference this year, and it would be great to get a heads-up on the next FMP revision.

    November 18, 2013

  • Daniel S.

    Unfortunately, I have a prior commitment. Enjoy!

    November 18, 2013

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