FileMaker Offers Exclusive Database Tech Content, Tools

This week FileMaker launched FileMaker Technical Network, a new service for the company’s database users and developers.

The $99/year program offers exclusive members-only access to technical information and software, as well as a forum for sharing ideas. The network was built to help members increase their technical expertise, build better database solutions, share ideas and solve technical problems.

“The new FileMaker Technical Network is for FileMaker database beginners all the way to seasoned developers who want to enhance their FileMaker skills and learn the latest in FileMaker solution development,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services, FileMaker Inc. “If you create FileMaker Pro solutions for yourself, build them for your organization, or even develop and distribute FileMaker solutions commercially, FileMaker Technical Network is for you.”

An online library provides in-depth information on a variety array of development topics, including Web integration, linking to external data sources, and techniques for increasing database performance. An online discussion forum is designed for FileMaker Pro users to share tips and expertise in developing FileMaker database solutions.

The included FileMaker Server Advanced Development License provides a low-cost avenue for building and testing FileMaker Pro solutions over the Web.

Membership includes five free FileMaker Applications (Recruiter, Tasks, Meetings, Donations and Work Requests) and Design Packs (which include graphics and predesigned data templates), plus prerelease FileMaker software, which may be sent to members for testing up to 30 days prior to release.

Together, the FileMaker Technical Network and the newly announced FileMaker Business Alliance programs replace the existing FileMaker Solutions Alliance (FSA) program.

You can sign up for FileMaker Technical Network at

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