Monthly Archives: October 2016

FileMaker Pro OSX and Windows Operating System Requirements by Version


Recently I discovered this great page on the FileMaker Inc. site that I thought would be useful to many. The above screenshot is just the top part of this long table on the FileMaker Site that goes back to FileMaker Pro 5.5 amazingly enough.

Since individuals and firms often have Macs and PCs of different vintages, it might take some time to figure out if any computers need to be replaced or updated to accommodate a particular version of FileMaker Pro. In my case most of my clients are Mac-based, but lots of the firms I work with have at least one PC somewhere and they want to use it too.

Since I need this information, I copied and formatted the information into an Apple note in my FileMaker folder, so I could always have access to it. I hope you find this table helpful too. You could always just stash the URL above somewhere handy like I did at the top of my Apple Note.

FileMaker Pro and Server 15 Updates Make for macOS Sierra Compatibility

See the details over at my Studio Manager blog: FileMaker Pro 15 Update Out – Cleared for macOS Sierra.

For myself, I’m waiting a while. Since I often help clients move from older versions of FileMaker Pro to newer versions, I like being compatible with as many versions of FileMaker as possible and that is dictated by which OS your are running.

It also never hurts to be conservative about new software where a mission critical database is concerned. See my blog post above for more details on these considerations.