In this article, the most recent in our FileMaker Server (FMS) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) series, we're looking at backups. It is beyond crucial to have a good backup strategy in place, and FileMaker Server has a great backup system built into it. What we're concerned with here, though, is what we might consider to be "offsite" backups.
In previous posts, we detailed a technique to capture the coordinates from a Google map and place these into a record in FileMaker. This is certainly a great way to have your users interact with maps, as long as they are using the FileMaker Pro client. If the solution deploys FileMaker WebDirect, the technique does not work. But we have a way that does and after a number of enquiries about how we did it, we’re finally getting around to documenting this and sharing with others...
How to fix logon issues after Outlook.com migrates to Office 365 backend
Back in May of this year, Microsoft announced that it was beginning a transition of its Outlook.com email product to an Office 365 back end infrastructure. This has been ongoing and we recently encountered an issue where the credentials for a custom domain email account were being rejected, despite being correct. Here's how we fixed it.
Following up from our previous post, a reader asked if it was possible to have the marker show automatically when the map loads, if there were coordinates previously selected. Depending how Google Maps is being used in a solution, this is a perfectly reasonable expectation of functionality. So, we decided to add this to the file and post an update. There was, however, one annoying little issue...
How to Implement SVGs into FileMaker Solutions & What We've Learned Along the Way
The introduction of FileMaker Pro 14 earlier this year brought with it some excellent enhancements and new features to the platform. One of these is the ability to use SVGs in buttons on layouts, and this article shares what we've learned about them as we put them to use.
Launching an Instance and Installing FileMaker Server
The second part of our FileMaker Server (FMS) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) series focuses on launching our server Instance and getting FMS installed and up and running. In our previous blog post, we did all that was necessary on the AWS side to set up groups, users and security prior to being able to launch our server Instance using AWS’ Free Tier option – a free cloud server as long as we stick within the Free Tier guidelines.
So, now that we have all that taken care of, without further ado, let’s launch and connect to our server in the sky…
We’ve been working with a client recently who wants to host the FileMaker solution we’ve built for them on FileMaker Server – Hooray! We couldn’t agree more. Using FileMaker Server (FMS) provides more flexibility, security, functionality, backups, better performance – the list goes on, but it’s a wise decision on their part.
But then comes the question, how and where to host?
From desktops and laptops to smartphones, tablets and e-readers, how can you be sure your company’s website meets the sophisticated demands of an incredibly mobile society? Think responsively; build responsive.
The goal of every email marketing campaign is to encourage your list recipients to action – whether that’s buying a product you sell, engaging your company for a service it provides, registering for an event or sweepstakes, or any other action that might be valuable to your business. Many if not almost all of these actions require getting people out of their inbox and on to your website. An optimized landing page creates a seamless transition from email to action, ensuring your email marketing is as effective as it can be. Below are some frequently asked questions about landing pages and an introduction to strategies for successfully optimizing them to meet your marketing goals and objectives.
In the last installment of our on-going email marketing series, we discussed the art of crafting quality email subject lines and other elements that convince people to open your emails. Which is all well and good for the first, second or even third email you send. But what about 6 weeks from now? 6 months? A year? How do you write engaging emails that people want to read and which keep them coming back for more?
Email marketing suffers from a lot of misconceptions, the largest of which is that email no longer works in generating sales, converting leads, increasing website traffic or any of the other metrics that designate a successful email marketing campaign. That’s hard to believe when 66% of in-house marketers rate email as having an “excellent” or “good” ROI. The more likely explanation? If you’re not seeing the benefits of email marketing, then you might not be doing it right. Here are some tips for improving email performance at that first crucial step: getting your emails opened.
Boing, boing, boing…. No, that’s not a kangaroo hopping across your monitor. It’s the sound of people leaping from your website immediately upon landing. In more formal parlance, it’s known as a bounce rate. In technical terms, a bounce rate is the percentage of visitors who come to your website and leave without viewing any other pages on your website.
What does this mean in the grand scheme of things?
How to Close the Loop for Optimal Marketing Performance
Closed-Loop Marketing. It’s a buzzword hot on everyone’s lips these days. Even the grammarians who note its proper usage of the hyphenated adjective. So what exactly is it and how do you get it? We’re glad you asked.
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