17 & 18 november 2016
Antwerp (Belgium)

full program

11:30 - 13:00

Migrating to Events
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Room 8

​In this session I will talk about the events Microsoft delivers with NAV 2016 and 2017. I will talk about some important do‘s and don‘ts in using events and how new NAV capabilities allows us to use methods in code that we used to avoid. You will see some examples of customizations in earlier versions and how this could be migrated to extension friendly events.

11:30 - 13:00

Building cool experiences with NAV everywhere
Room 5

Join us for a session where we will uncover the Dynamics NAV 2017 client enhancements big and small. We will show you how to leverage them in building all-new experiences, bringing your NAV application truly everywhere: browser, PC, mobile devices and Office.

14:00 - 15:30

Modern Developer Tools for Dynamics 365 and on premise NAV
LEVEL: 400 - Expert
Room 8

In this session we’ll introduce the new features added to extensions in NAV 2017. Then we’ll demo our new design tools for building extensions and code modification. We’ll show how we’ve integrated with Visual Studio Code for code editing & the move to objects as files instead of the database. We’ll also show the improvements we’ve made for C/AL and go over the event subscriber model for building extensions.

14:00 - 15:30

Office 365 for NAV Techies
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Room 5

It is inevitable that Office 365 knocks on the door of NAV consultants. Over the last years we have seen an evolving integration between those products from Microsoft. Both are targeted to office workers and they expect us to have know-how of both products, how they must be implemented and how the integration works. Now the question is, do we leave the Office 365 playground to others, or do we embrace this opportunity? Get out from under that Dynamics NAV rock and meet the Office 365 world!

In this session we will look at Office 365 from a technical point of view. What does it take to implement Office 365? What knowledge do you need to have? We will look at setup, migration, licensing and management of Office 365. And of course we will look at the integration with Dynamics NAV. This will be combined with practical tips and tricks, based on years of experience with both Office 365 and Dynamics NAV.

16:00 - 17:30

Bad habits of NAV Developers
Room 8

There’s an old saying, “habits are cobwebs first, cables last.” It’s true, habits are hard to break, especially the bad ones.

During this session, we’ll address you to some bad habits in NAV Development that all of us are or have been applying, just because of changing technology and dinosaur behavior. Let’s break these bad habits and learn about alternative - or let’s say: “better” - ways of doing things.

16:00 - 17:30

Building the “Dynamics 365 for Financials” service
Room 5

The team behind the “Dynamics 365 for Financials” service will share their experiences of building and running a modern SaaS service. We will explain how and why “Dynamics 365 for Financials” was built, show you what it is running on and how the NAV product was enhanced to work at scale and with Azure SQL. We will offer a glimpse of some of the methods and technologies we used to build the service and give you insights into how it is run today. You will also have a chance to ask us technical and operational questions about the service.

platinum sponsors

I want to participate
  • Mergetool.com
  • AnveoNAV.com
  • ForNAV
  • IDYN

other sponsors

  • 2-Control
  • MobileNAV – ERP Anywhere
  • Simplanova
  • NAV Skills Masterclasses
  • Dime
  • BI4Dynamics
  • agiles
  • NAV Toolbox
  • Continia
  • Clew
  • BulkSMS.com
  • Fastpath
  • Tinx-IT
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  • “ The pre-conference days were probably the highlight. The sessions that were run by experts in their areas were phenomenal. ”

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  • “ Overall I thought it was very high quality, only one session I thought was a little too much of a stretch, but that's just my opinion, a very good event. Well worth the money. ”

  • “ This is THE tech conference in the NAV universe! As in the years before there is a lot of interesting input. All and all it is well organized conference, which I really like to attend for four years in a row now. ”

  • “ Great conference. The must attend conference for NAV developers. From a sponsor perspective this is the conference to sponsor if your target audience is technical decision makers. The NAV TechDays audience is full of CIOs, CTOs, IT Managers, developers, technical people from VARs. ”

    Susanne Priess , Mergetool.com , United States

  • “ The whole event is fantastic. I REALLY loved the pre-conference workshops, so I was very happy to hear that there will be two days next year. The food was great, the accommodation is great, SUPER seats and screen, having the sessions on video later is icing on the cake. ”