20. Converting Systems from Previous Versions of FileMaker Pro

Updating and Upgrading FileMaker Software

FileMaker—like almost every software developer in the world—issues updates and upgrades to its software periodically. Typically, updates are downloadable, and, with rare exceptions, they’re free. On the other hand, upgrades generally are priced.

Updates and upgrades are sometimes issued to correct bugs and tighten security lapses that have been discovered. More often, they implement new features and new ways of doing things. Most of the time this is due to the hard work and imagination of the developers at FileMaker, Inc., but it also is due to requests from users.

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You can set up FileMaker products to check automatically for updates. ...

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