February 2021 Newsletter

March 5, 2021 - Newsletter Highlights

FM Server Manager App & Course Updates and a New Add-on!

A couple of years ago we created the free FM Server Manager app and online training course to help you manage FileMaker Server by using the FileMaker Admin API. With each new version of FileMaker®, we review the new server features to see where we can make updates and improvements.

We are happy to announce the following FM Server Manager updates:

  • FM Server Manager app is now compatible with FileMaker Server 19.2.1
  • Added and updated lessons in the online course
  • Added a new FileMaker add-on to measure network latency speeds

FM Server Manager App

The FM Server Manager app now supports the new endpoints for FileMaker Server 19.2.1 Admin API and we updated the server details layout to display this new information. The app now:

  • Pulls server metadata settings
  • Pulls server current folder settings
  • Pulls data API settings
  • Pulls licensing and SSL certificate settings
  • Pulls email notification settings
  • Pulls plugin settings
  • Updates server name
  • Updates progressive backup settings

New Free Add-on: What Is My Latency

We are proud to present another free FileMaker file to the FileMaker community available in the FM Server Manager course. The new FileMaker add-on will measure network latency speeds for up to four different locations, websites, or FileMaker servers at a time. This is a great tool for FileMaker developers who need to test network speeds when considering deployment options for users and customers.


Get the app, the online training, and the add-on all for free in our FM Server Manager course at Productive Computing University.

Fireside FileMaker - New Episode

Check out the course or our blog for more information on this free tool.

Marc Larochelle returns as a guest of the podcast hosted by John Mark Osborne and Michael Rocharde. In the most recent Fireside FileMaker episode, they have the opportunity to interview Brad Freitag, CEO of Claris International, Inc.

Brad shares his optimism and passion for Claris, FileMaker, and the FileMaker community both now and in the future. We were fortunate to spend over an hour asking a variety of questions and we think you'll learn a lot from the conversation. This is a podcast that should be listened to by everybody who cares about FileMaker and wants to know what is in store for the future.

Have a listen to A Conversation with Brad Freitag.

FileMaker Licensing Options & Discounts

We're committed to making sure that you have the right tools for the job at the right price. And part of that is offering our clients FileMaker licensing at a discount for new purchases or renewals and helping you find the right licensing option for your solution.

Which FileMaker Licensing Option Should I Choose?

AVLA, VLA, ASLA, SLA, concurrency connections, etc. - what does all this mean, and how does it affect how you use your FileMaker solution? We are often asked how to decipher the various licensing options and terms. We have a blog post to help you understand the differences or to get more clarification you can talk with one of our licensing experts. We will review the various options to ensure you are purchasing or renewing your licenses under their most cost-effective licensing program.

FileMaker Licensing Renewals

If you are ready to renew, give us a call, or when you receive your renewal notice from Claris, simply forward it to sales@productivecomputing.com. We will then call you for a consultation to make sure you are renewing your licenses under the most cost-effective licensing program, and then we will provide you with a discount.

Increased Discount with the Auto-renewal Program

Did you know we have an auto-renewal program for your FileMaker licensing? Sign up to double your licensing discount and never miss out on the latest version of FileMaker. With our auto-renewal program, we will take care of the renewal process, ensure that your contract is automatically extended, and apply our discounts to the purchase.

If you would like to learn more about the FileMaker licensing options and discounts, give us a call at 760-510-1200 or email us at sales@productivecomputing.com.


Video Release - Working with Dynamic External Data

Learn how to set up Dynamic External Data Sources in your FileMaker app. This video will help you understand where and when to use this method.

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