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Top 10 Things to Think About When Designing for iOS

Level: Advanced

With FileMaker Go, you can take your existing FileMaker solutions with you on your iPad or iPhone without major modifications. But just like when designing a website for mobile devices, there are several things to keep in mind when building a solution for FileMaker Go. Learn the key, yet simple, design considerations that will help you build solutions that truly feel like they were built for your iPad and iPhone. We'll set guidelines for objects' appearances and sizes, streamline data entry when using touch interfaces, and prevent unwanted zooming. And we'll look at some best practices for working with the unique features of iOS devices, such as screen sizes and rotation, virtual keyboards, and the Home button. Join us for a one-hour presentation with Chad Novotny from 12ti Studios, and Jason Fiske from FileMaker, Inc.

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Best Practices for Migrating to FileMaker 12

Level: Advanced

Thinking about upgrading to FileMaker Pro 12? Maybe you already own FileMaker Pro 12, but haven't moved yet? Converting your existing database to the new file format is easy, and let's you take advantage of the many new features in FileMaker 12: new design tools, creating and sharing iPad and iPhone databases with FileMaker Go 12, and many more. For most customers, migrating databases is as easy as dragging and dropping, but we will share tips and tricks that can aid anyone interested in moving to FileMaker 12. Join us for a one-hour presentation with David Head, Systems Engineer for Australia/Asia Pacific, FileMaker, Inc., who will cover best practices for migrating your files to FileMaker Pro 12. You'll learn how to prepare for your conversion, the easy steps required, and what to do after your files are converted.

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The Advanced Features of FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced

Level: Advanced

If you develop and maintain databases for yourself or your team and want to build more powerful and more flexible database applications, then this FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced webinar is for you. Join us for a one hour session, led by Alexei Folger from FileMaker, Inc., who will discuss and demonstrate all the advanced features of FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced including the custom menu options, script debugger, the data viewer, the database design report and more.

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The FileMaker iOS Demo Solutions

Level: Basic

Get inspired to create your own custom business solutions for iPad or iPhone! In this 60 minute session, led by Matt O'Dell and Beth Nagengast from FileMaker, Inc., we'll take a tour of the free sample solutions that are included in the new iOS Demo Solutions. Designed by independent FileMaker developers, these sample databases provide a range of real-world examples of what can be created for iOS with the FileMaker Platform. You can download as many as you'd like - all for free. After this webinar, you're sure to be inspired to create your own!

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FileMaker Training Series: FileMaker Server

Level: Advanced

In this hour-long event, led by Mark Richman from Skeleton Key, you'll learn the best practices for setting up and maintaining FileMaker Server 12 and FileMaker Server 12 Advanced. Get training on configuration processes, learn proper backup routines, and understand how to use server-side scripts. This session is based on the material in Module 10: FileMaker Server, taken directly from the FileMaker Training Series, the official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc.

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FileMaker Training Series: FileMaker Go

Level: Basic

Join FileMaker for "FileMaker Go," the second in a three part webinar series based on the new FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 12. In this hour-long event, led by Aaron Gutleben from Soliant Consulting, you'll become familiar with the FileMaker Go application environment and understand tools and behaviors to start you on your way to building solid and stable mobile applications for the iPad and iPhone. You'll see the functionality offered to you through the menu commands, and learn the differences between FileMaker Go and FileMaker Pro. This session is based on the material in Module 13: FileMaker Go taken directly from the FileMaker Training Series, the official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc.

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Creating and Managing Custom, Business-to-Employee Mobile Solutions

Level: Basic

A new webcast, featuring Gartner analyst Van Baker and FileMaker's Ryan Rosenberg, explores trends and best practices in creating and managing custom business-to-employee (B-to-E) mobile solutions. Baker, Gartner vice president and research director, discusses how innovative companies are improving productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction with B-to-E solutions. He also details key requirements for B-to-E solutions, such as security and integration with business systems, which are quite different from those of consumer apps. Baker summarizes issues, such as selection of tools and the power of native functions, for IT to consider when building custom solutions. Ryan Rosenberg, FileMaker vice president of marketing and services, explains the unique advantages of using the FileMaker Platform for iPad and iPhone solutions. These include a comprehensive environment for the end-to-end solution lifecycle that spans design, build, integration, security, management, deployment and updates. A robust visual development environment for creating full-featured solutions with the ability to capture digital signatures, create PDF files, and generate rich reports and charts. Instant updates to FileMaker apps, automatically pushed to all connected users, requiring no user action.

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FileMaker Training Series: FileMaker Scripting

Level: Advanced

FileMaker Scripting is an important cornerstone in any FileMaker development. In this session, you'll learn the best practices for writing scripts and explore the new Script Trigger features of FileMaker Pro 10. Learn how to build navigation and window controls, and study logical branching and looping routines. Robert MacKay is founder and president of MacTutor based out of Tampa Bay Florida and is a FileMaker Authorized Trainer. He has over 15 years experience as an Apple Computer Trainer and is a FileMaker 8, 9 and 10 Certified Developer.

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FileMaker Free Resources

Level: Basic

Free is good! Whether you're brand new to FileMaker or you've been using it for years, there will be something in this session for you. FileMaker is a powerful platform to easily build solutions to track contacts, manage projects or a myriad of other things. But did you know that there are free solutions available to you that would take months and thousands of dollars to develop from scratch? Attend this informative web seminar to learn about all of these free resources and how to best leverage them.

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FileMaker Go in Business: Austin Convention Center

Level: Basic

Maximizing business efficiencies while effectively meeting customer's needs is a challenge for organizations of all sizes. Austin Convention Center, a high-tech convention facility spans six city blocks and hosts hundreds of events each year including the world renowned South by Southwest Festival. FileMaker Go helps meet the unique challenges of each event head-on and raises productivity throughout many of its departments. FileMaker Go is the best-selling business database app for iPad and iPhone and is part of many custom solutions for businesses around the world. Join us for an informative real world look at how FileMaker Go helped Austin Convention Center save thousands of dollars and eliminate antiquated paper-based systems.

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FileMaker Go in Business: Lee Medical

Level: Basic

While U.S. hospital-acquired infections are on the rise, the prognosis is good in one important area: bloodstream infections. These are often caused by mismanagement of IV catheters in patients' veins and by poor catheter insertion. Fortunately, contract vascular access specialists Lee Medical, along with help from FileMaker Go, now drive down the troubling frequency and cost of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) through their highly successful VAST® solution. Lee Medical is also able to meet stringent healthcare security standards with the use of FileMaker Go on iPads. FileMaker Go is the best-selling business database app for iPad and iPhone and is part of many custom solutions for businesses around the world. Join us for an informative real world look at how FileMaker Go helps Lee Medical save millions of healthcare dollars and improve patient outcomes by reducing blood stream infection rates through the use of real time surveillance.

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Maximizing Mobility with FileMaker Go

Level: Advanced

iPhones and iPads have changed the way people work with information. When developing solutions using FileMaker Go, you'll want to design your workflows and user experience to fit the way people create and consume mobile data. This session, created by Chad Novotny, Principle and Vice President of Technology at The Support Group, will cover useful tips and techniques to optimize FileMaker for mobile use. Chad will explore FileMaker development with an eye to adapting workflow patterns and user interaction to the mobile paradigm, as well as the new opportunities mobile devices present, such as geolocation.

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The Fundamentals of Exceptional Interface Design

Level: Advanced

Exceptional user interfaces are those that solve the right problem, are easy to learn, and pleasurable and efficient to use. Meeting these goals requires that you understand the needs and abilities of the people who will use your FileMaker solutions. Unfortunately, most of us have very limited time and budget for designing what our clients and companies really need. In this one hour session, we will provide a repeatable design process you can use to quickly solve problems with FileMaker Pro. You can expect to learn a repeatable design process you can use whether you are implementing a new feature, creating a new user interface, or planning an entire new application. How to identify the right problems to solve. How to use personnas and scenarios to derive requirements. How to prototype and develop solutions in FileMaker Pro.

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FileMaker Web Publishing

Level: Advanced

With about 1.8 billion people going online every day, the Internet is THE platform to expand your reach and connect with your target audience. FileMaker provides the ability to securely connect your FileMaker database with the World Wide Web using several options. Demonstrating different systems ranging from a super-simple site using Instant Web Publishing to a full-fledged shopping cart using Custom Web Publishing and PHP, we will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each publishing option and what you'll need to make your FileMaker data accessible to the Internet.

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Charting and Reporting

Level: Advanced

In this webinar, you will learn everything you need to know to get started using charts in FileMaker Pro. Led by Bob Bowers, CEO of Soliant Consulting and co-author of 6 books on FileMaker Pro, the webinar will focus on learning the three methods for specifying data series, as well as tips and ideas for dealing with chart context and formatting.

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