FileMaker 15 Update – Important!

FileMaker Pro 15.0.4 and FileMaker Pro 15.0.4 Advanced now available ===================================================== FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Pro 15.0.4 and FileMaker Pro 15.0.4 Advanced. This update addresses an issue related to the temporary cache. To download this update, visit the in-product Help menu and select Check for Updates. Or visit: ===================================================== Comment: It is unusual […]

Ransomware Security

he recent “ransomware” (May 11th) is worth noting. This attacked a vulnerability that affected various Windows operating systems including their Server products. Virtually all FileMaker ‘cloud’ servers run on Windows servers so the exposure was potentially huge. However, Microsoft had in fact released a patch two months earlier (March 14th) and so only those machines […]

To Fibre or Not To Fibre

Not everyone is convinced of the benefits of moving to Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) or ‘fibre’. Not us, it finally became available in our location in early April and we were running by the end of the month. If you are running any sort of cloud application (like Xero) at all, you will notice an […]

A New Employee

This isn’t exactly new news but Derek Walker joined us back in February and is already a valued member of the team. Hailing from South Africa, Derek has a background in FileMaker development as well as more general IT and web skills. He is not far off Matthew’s age although he looks a lot younger […]

FileMaker 16 Brief

Principal Benefits More support for connectivity: JSON and enhanced cURL makes it easier to integrate with other cloud apps like Mail Chimp PDF support on the Server and WebDirect (might sound like trainspotting but this solves a lot of workarounds on bigger projects) 500% increase in capacity for WebDirect; now certified for up to 500 […]

Cloud Control

In the past five years, the ‘cloud’ has revolutionised our business. We provide cloud-hosting for over half our new projects and do virtually all development and support remotely (which is a real blessing in Auckland!). But the ‘cloud’ is not without it’s quirks and the main one is performance. Since there are so many more […]

Christmas Provisions

Foundation is closing early this year! Matthew is off to Europe for his daughter’s wedding and so we are closing the office 9th December, reopening 22nd January. There will be support provisions in place for hosted clients, we will let you know separately about those. For (really) urgent software issues during this period, you can […]

Last of the Line

FileMaker recently released a 14.0.6 patch. Nominally it merely installs a new PDF engine and addresses bug fixes. FileMaker does not often patches after a new version has come out, so we recommend you download and install this patch.