eNews – June 2004

E-News | June 2004 | Vol. 3, Issue 2
What’s in this issue:
[01] Events 4.0 – COMING SOON
[02] CourseWizard 5.1 – Enhancements Announced
[03] National Education Computing Conference (NECC) 
[04] DevCon – Coming Soon to a Desert Near You
[05] FileMaker Pro 7.0 – Waves in Motion Offers Training and Consulting
[06] Learn FileMaker Pro 7.0 on Lynda.com
[07] Free FileMaker Pro 7 Upgrade Kit
[08] Hands-on FileMaker Training
[09] FileMaker Training Available in Canada
[10] Crane Softwrights offers XML Training in Phoenix
[11] FileMaker Developer Network of Arizona Meeting – Thursday, July 17


[01] Events 4.0 – COMING SOON
Our release of Events 4.0 is just around the corner… Events 4.0 integrated with FileMaker Pro 7 will put time on your side!
FileMaker Pro 7 is a monumental upgrade. Our new Events 4.0 plug-in has many impressive improvements that take advantage of all the benefits of FileMaker Pro 7. Together so much more is possible. Events 4.0 does everything it did before, only it’s faster, easier to implement and has many new features. 
Now, Events 4.0 sends emails at any scheduled time or when a trigger is activated. Creating triggers to perform automated tasks in the background is a snap. Imagine a trigger that can automatically log record edits, views, adds, and deletes. Add drag and drop functionality to your interfaces. Set and pass unlimited tokens with each triggered event. 
This is just the beginning of what can be done. Imagine the things you can do!
You can sign up and download the Events 4.0 beta for FileMaker Pro 7 today! Use the link below: 
http://www.wmotion.com/events/beta4/


[02] CourseWizard 5.1 – Enhancements Announced
CourseWizard 5.1 includes the ability to: 
– export data in an XML format that can be imported into FileMaker Pro (including FileMaker Pro 7) for custom reporting;
– send automatic reminder or status change emails;
– assign grading categories to an offering (assign your own naming or grading convention); 
– allow users to self create participant accounts online; 
– add multiple URLs to offerings;
– add descriptions to offerings, and
– improve performance when generating PDF reports.
CourseWizard 5.1 is a simple, rock solid solution that helps orchestrate your professional development program quickly and effectively. It allows Administrators of professional development programs to focus on people instead of paperwork. CourseWizard 5.1 reduces operating expenses by streamlining the professional development process.
No person should be left behind! If you’re tired of the headaches associated with administering your continuing education program, and you’re ready to try a great continuing education solution, please visit our website using the link below. You’ll get more information on CourseWizard and you can even try a CourseWizard demo:
http://www.wmotion.com/coursewizard.html


[03] National Education Computing Conference (NECC)
We hope you plan on joining us, June 20-23 in New Orleans for the 25th Annual National Education Computing Conference (NECC). NECC will be host to over 12,500 education professionals.
Look for Marcus Silving in the FileMaker booth (#2000). He’ll be demonstrating CourseWizard 5.1, Dragon Web Surveys 6.5 and answering your FileMaker questions.
For more information on NECC please visit:
http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2004/


[04] DevCon – Coming Soon to a Desert Near You
Are you as excited as we are about DevCon this year? We’re looking forward to seeing many of our old friends and making new ones at the Marriott-Desert Ridge, August 29 through September 1. It is sure to be HOT both inside and outside the conference with the release of FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Server 7. Waves will have lots of new offerings to share as well! Look for more information from us as the conference date draws nearer. Hope to see YOU there!
For more information on DevCon please visit:
http://www.filemaker.com/devcon/


[05] FileMaker Pro 7.0 – Waves in Motion Offers Customized Training and Consulting 
We are available for migration/conversion consulting, custom development, or training at your facility or ours. We will familiarize ourselves with your solution and work with you to prepare a comprehensive customized migration or training plan, tailored to your needs.
Let us know how we can help. Give us a call at 602-956-7080, ext. 17


[06] Learn FileMaker Pro 7.0 on Lynda.com
Learning FileMaker Pro 7.0 with Vincenzo Menanno is a movie-based tutorial for those new to FileMaker Pro 7.0, the tool of choice for many data management needs. Previous users of FileMaker Pro will also benefit from the description of key concepts. The workshop begins with a discussion of two fundamental concepts for mastering the underlying philosophy of FileMaker Pro 7.0, and quickly advances, using examples of a small business solution and a school database to demonstrate the new relationship model, the differences between Tables and Table Occurrences, and the full-featured and unified security model. Exercise files are included, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace. 
Visit http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=96 for access to free content or to subscribe.


[07] Free FileMaker Pro 7 Upgrade Information Kit
Learn all about the key features and what they mean to you! Thinking about FileMaker 7? Discover all the new features and their practical benefits. The FileMaker 7 Upgrade Information Kit is a valuable tool to bring you up-to-date on all of the significant advancements in the new version. And it’s free, courtesy of The Support Group.
To download a free copy, visit The Support Group’s website athttp://www.supportgroup.com and click on “Free Information Kit.”


[08] Hands-on FileMaker training
Harness the Productivity of FileMaker Pro with hands-on training from FMPtraining.com
FMPtraining.com offers developer-level hands-on FileMaker training courses taught by world-renowned FileMaker. Classes include Scriptology(tm), Relational Database Design, Interface Design, Multi-User Database Design, Calculations and more.
FMPtraining.com instructors are not just “computer teachers,” but professional FileMaker developers who love to teach. Most instructors are regular presenters at the annual FileMaker Developer Conferences.
Whether you’re an independent consultant or an in-house developer, FMPtraining.com can help you take your FileMaker skills to the next level of proficiency and productivity.
Prices range from $495 to $995 per class. For full curriculum details and pricing, please visit:
http://www.fmptraining.com


[09] FileMaker Training Available in Canada
CoreSolutions Development, an authorized FileMaker trainer, offers on-site and classroom training for the FileMaker Pro.
Whether you choose a course from the FileMaker Professional Training Foundation Series or our Core Curriculum, CoreSolutions has class for your level of FileMaker experience. Visit our website for our Summer class schedule for Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. 
http://www.coresolutions.ca
or contact us toll free at 800-650-8882.
On site training is also available.


[10] Crane Softwrights offers XML Training in Phoenix
Looking for XML training from an expert? Crane Softwrights will be offering XML training in Phoenix at the end of August, just before DevCon!
The two classes being offered are:
XSLT Hands-on Training (August 23-25, 2004)
XSL-FO Hands-on Training (August 26-27, 2004)
Early-bird registration deadline for reduced fees is July 21, 2004. For more information or to register please visit:
http://www.cranesoftwrights.com


[11] FileMaker Developer Network of Arizona Meeting – Thursday, June 17
Come join your fellow FileMaker developers for a discussion about FileMaker Pro 7.
The month’s topic is ScriptMaker in FileMaker 7 and how it is different from previous versions. More specifically they’ll cover:
-what are some of the new script steps available,
-the implications of context when running scripts,
-the ability to commit and rollback record changes,
-how to write scripts that can be performed over the web,
-new behaviors of ScriptMaker when using sorts, exports, and finds and
-using script parameters.
Meeting Time:
Thursday, June 17 from 6:00-8:00 PM 
Meeting Location:
Waves in Motion
4131 N. 24th Street, A201
Phoenix, AZ 85016