‘How To’ Article Featured in October Newsletter for FileMaker TechNet

Mark Richman, President of Skeleton Key, was both flattered and happy to contribute his FileMaker “How To” article, Replicating an External Authentication Environment for Development, in the October, 2011 issue of the FileMaker Technical Network e-Newsletter that circulated today. Mark’s “How To” article discusses the benefits to replicating an externally authenticated production environment for training or development purposes, and without having access to an Active or Open Directory environment. The article shows the reader how to take advantage of their laptop’s existing directory structure to replicate the customer’s directory structure, allowing a developer to use external authentication while developing ‘offline’. In addition to finding this article in the Tips section of the October FileMaker TechNet e-newsletter, FileMaker Technical Network (TechNet) members can download it from the “How To Articles” section under “Technical Resources” in the TechNet Members Only area. TechNet is a community of FileMaker enthusiasts that includes database developers, designers and users. Membership includes exclusive access to technical info, software and other developers. The $99 membership is valuable for anyone who wants to enhance his or her FileMaker skills and learn the latest in FileMaker solution development. TechNet launched a “How To” article program in the April 2011 issue, to give seasoned FileMaker developers the opportunity to share a useful and practical FileMaker development technique. Mark’s article is geared toward FileMaker developers with intermediate and/or advanced experience. Nancy Rodriguez manages Operations & Marketing at Skeleton Key. About Skeleton Key Skeleton Key is an accomplished team of technology consultants who solve business problems. We specialize in the rapid development of custom applications, integrating Macs and PCs in the professional workplace, and providing personalized training. Despite our end-to-end technical skills, we are consultant first and technologist second. We know that you don’t just need technology. You need to know that the technology you choose to deploy will provide the results you desire. Skeleton Key is a Platinum Level FileMaker Business Alliance company, an Authorized FileMaker Trainer, a member of the Apple Consultants Network and a Microsoft Registered Partner.

Aggressive Hiring Initiative Successful for Continued Growth

Skeleton Key has made significant progress in meeting its hiring goals in Q3 with the addition of Eric Muschler, Systems Analyst, to the Technology Consulting division and Chris Schmitz, Junior Developer, to the Application Development division. Prior to joining Skeleton Key in August, Muschler gained over 10 years of vertical movement as an I.T. professional at various companies in St. Louis and Texas. He cut his teeth in the technical world of computers for over five years with the Missouri National Guard, St. Louis. “Since joining Skeleton Key, I find myself surrounded by talented, driven people, which is both humbling and exciting,” stated Muschler. Oliver Block, Vice President at Skeleton Key said, “Eric’s vast knowledge of network engineering and Windows system administration adds depth to Skeleton Key’s technical team. His exceptional troubleshooting skills are an exciting supplement to the mix of I.T. resources provided to our customers.” Chris Schmitz, an experienced Apple Certified Service Technician and Database Administrator in St. Louis accepted his position as Junior Developer in August. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to learn and expand my skill set. I thrive in an environment that is open to creativity. The culture of this office will be favorable to getting me up to speed quickly,” said Schmitz. “Chris’s education combined with his significant experience developing and maintaining FileMaker systems make him a valuable addition to Skeleton Key’s development team,” said Greg Lane, VP of Application Development. “We’re looking forward to working with Chris as he continues to hone his skills.” Skeleton Key launched its hiring campaign in March 2011, leveraging traditional networking and social media job posting sites. They also took their message to one of the largest industry conventions in August, the FileMaker Developer Conference 2011 in San Diego. “Choosing candidates that fit into Skeleton Key’s culture is something that we take seriously,” said Mark Richman, President. “We try to be patient and diligent with our hiring process. Skeleton Key’s low turn-over rate and positive synergy between our staff has brought increased productivity to the company and is something we are proud to sustain.“ About Skeleton Key Skeleton Key is an accomplished team of technology consultants who solve business problems. We specialize in the rapid development of custom applications, integrating Macs and PCs in the professional workplace, and providing personalized training. Despite our end-to-end technical skills, we are consultant first and technologist second. We know that you don’t just need technology. You need to know that the technology you choose to deploy will provide the results you desire. Skeleton Key is a Platinum Level FileMaker Business Alliance company, an Authorized FileMaker Trainer, a member of the Apple Consultants Network and a Microsoft Registered Partner.