Every software solution goes through a number of updates in order to remain effective. These can be patches to rectify new security threats, updates to existing software glitches or improvements to an existing solution. A majority of the time, these updates are needed to keep the systems firing on all cylinders.
This week, FileMaker released new versions of many of its solutions. This includes FileMaker Pro 13.0v2, FileMaker 13.0v2 Advanced, FileMaker Server 12.0v5 and the Mac version from OS X 10.9 Mavericks only and FileMaker Go 13.0.3 for the iPad and iPhone.
The Pro update addresses the limitations related to the FileMaker Pro URL protocol. It also includes general bug fixes pertaining to calculations and scripting, layout rendering and text editing.
FileMaker Go 13.0.3 expands file transfer capabilities to include moving files between iOS apps on the same device and transferring files between apps on other devices using AirDrop. It also addresses bug fixes and various compatibility issues.
Making the decision to upgrade a software solution is not easy, especially if it is being used with critical business operations. The IT department needs to make sure that any and all updates are compatible with the other systems. For example, if you are running an older version of the Mac OS, the new FileMaker Server update will not run on this.
If you are a small business, keeping track of all this can be complicated. With the help of a Connecticut FileMaker developer, any organization will be able to assess their current solutions and learn about the new ones.