Description FileMaker Server is a dedicated database server for managing and sharing custom apps created using FileMaker Pro. On a network it opens FileMaker Pro files and makes them available to other FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Go users. On the Internet or on an organization's intranet, it publishes FileMaker data in web pages. It works on both Windows and Mac servers.This discounted offer provides one FileMaker Server license. The license includes one year of maintenance, updates, and upgrades.Benefits for OrganizationsYou can use FileMaker Server toSimplify administration by managing a large number of FileMaker Pro apps remotelySave time by automating administrative tasksAllow remote editing through web browsers or the FileMaker Go app (see capabilities below)Create custom, data-driven websites with PHP or XML (requires development experience) Learn how other organizations are using FileMaker.Major Capabilities Scalability: FileMaker Server does not restrict the number of networked FileMaker Pro clients. Limits are imposed by your hardware, app design, operating system, or licensing program. FileMaker WebDirect: Allows developers to perform many of the functions of FileMaker Pro via a web browser on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device (see Web and Mobile Access below) FileMaker Go: Allows developers to perform many of the functions of FileMaker Pro via iPad and iPhone devices Custom Web Publishing: Developers with PHP or XML experience can Integrate a database with another websiteDetermine how users interact with dataControl how data appears in web browsers Security: The security capabilities in FileMaker Server allow administrators to Manage user access through external Active Directory/Open Directory authenticationSet password strength and allow password hintsSecure data transfer through SSL encryption ODBC and JDBC support: You can use ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) to read from and write to FileMaker apps hosted by FileMaker Server in conjunction with external programs and development tools. FileMaker Server can support up to 50 simultaneous ODBC and JDBC remote connections.Compatibility of File Format with Earlier VersionsFileMaker Server 16 is not compatible with files created in versions earlier than 12. You can convert files from previous versions with FileMaker Pro 16.Network AccessFileMaker Server can securely connect hundreds of FileMaker Pro users. FileMaker Server also includes one connection for access from FileMaker Go or web browser users.Web and Mobile AccessAccess to FileMaker files through FileMaker WebDirect or FileMaker Go requires paid connections. FileMaker Server comes with one connection, primarily for testing purposes. With version 16, FileMaker offers both "user connections," based on unique users, and "concurrent connections," if needed for qualifying anonymous usage. You can purchase both types of connections directly from FileMaker in groups of 5, up to a maximum of 500. You do not need a copy of FileMaker Pro for this type of access. However, you do need FileMaker Pro to create the files.Simply viewing database solutions published to a website does not require a paid connection or a FileMaker Pro license.Previewing FileMaker ServerYou can download a free 10-day trial version of FileMaker Server 16 from the FileMaker website. However, the license key received through this offer will not unlock the trial version for permanent use. You'll need to uninstall the trial version and then install the full version.SupportThe FileMaker support page offers a knowledge base, forums, product documentation, and a phone number for help with issues like installation and registration at no charge. You can purchase support packages for technical issues and troubleshooting from this page. Choose Carefully The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged. Obtaining This Product Expect two emails. When TechSoup approves your donation request, we will send a message to your organization email address with preliminary information about obtaining this product. Shortly after, the donor partner will send an email with information needed to complete the installation or activation.