We're pleased to announce a pre-release version of 360Works Messenger, exclusively for Portfolio License holders.

360Works Messenger is an instant messaging plugin that supports AOL IM, ICQ, and SMS text messages. The plugin enables FileMaker to send notifications to and from multiple IM accounts.

There are three ways you can deploy the plugin:

  • With FileMaker Pro - 360Works Messenger can be used from any script which needs to send notifications about events. To help you get started, Messenger even comes with a functional IM notification system built in FileMaker Pro, resembling a traditional IM client.
  • With FileMaker Server - use in scheduled scripts, which allows for monitoring and notification at regular intervals. This is great for instantly notifying users of events and updates in the database.
  • With Web Publishing Engine - imagine receiving instant message notifications when your client updates status information on your IWP/CWP website.

To access this and other preview and unreleased software, go to http://wo.360works.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/360Store.woa/ and enter your Portfolio registration key. Once 360Works Messenger is released, it will be included in the Portfolio License and available for sale to everybody.