22 & 23 november 2018
Antwerp (Belgium)

Full program

09:00 - 10:30

Business Central: The new face of the client
Session
Room 8

In this session you will get a high-level understanding of the new modern user interface, including proficiency enhancements that your customers will love, and features your developers can take advantage of in your solutions.

09:00 - 10:30

The future for developers and consultants
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Session
Room 5

The days of “The Beauty Of Simplicity” are over. Our new world is not about surviving, it is about thriving. Business Central brings us more new opportunities than we ever had in the old Navision world.

We will take a look into our crystal ball and see where today’s developers need to change to thrive in the Brave New World. Covering the core of the new technologies with a very broad brush, we will give you an insight into the skills you must have to survive, and the skills that will set you apart from the crowd to build your successful future.

For the dinosaurs, we will discuss the catch up and how to leverage your experience. For the new blood, we will offer suggestions to help you to decide where to fit in the new Business Central EcoSphere. The focus will be the future, not lamenting the past. This is a time to plant seeds to grow.

10:40 - 10:55

Object Manager Advanced 13/BC
Presentation
Expo Area

IDYN sponsor presentation

Speaker: Koos Splinter

11:00 - 12:30

Designing for extensibility: Learn straight from the Application Architects
Session
Room 8

Let’s face it, source-code customization is not an extensibility friendly way to do customizations. Extensions is the preferred way, since it is both upgrade friendly, allows co-existence with other extensions and has capabilities to be published for others to uptake. In this session you will hear about our application, where we are taking it, how we design for extensibility, how to handle .NET, how we think about componentization, possible localizations done by extensions and how to extend and make your own code extensible. You will also learn how to publish your extensions both internally and externally, the processes and tools.

11:00 - 12:30

CI/CD for Business Central
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Session
Room 5

It all starts with a change requirement. And another one, followed by yet another one. And please, make it quick… Eventually this results in a new version of your product running for many end users. How do you make sure you can deliver quickly and keeping up the quality of the product at the same time? That’s what Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery is about. We will discuss what CI/CD means and show real life implementations how to achieve this with Business Central.

12:40 - 12:55

Auto online-offline mode and other great improvements of MobileNAV 4.8
Presentation
Expo Area

​MobileNAV sponsor presentation

Speaker: Tibor Major

13:05 - 13:20

Automate C/SIDE Report Conversion to D365BC with Simplanova Report Converter
Presentation
Expo Area

Simplanova sponsor presentation

Speaker: Domas Zimkus

13:30 - 15:00

Under the hood of Business Central service
Session
Room 8

You are probably familiar with the “viral sign-up” for Business Central (https://trials.dynamics.com), and maybe you have also sold Business Central through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

But do you know what actually happens when you go to https://businesscentral.dynamics.com? The first time you go there, and subsequent times? How and where is your “BC database” created, and when does it get deleted again, if ever?

In this session, we will cover:

  • How CSP, AAD, and BC work together, incl. the meaning of terms like tenants, environments, subscriptions, licenses, users, roles, and groups, and how they are connected
  • What actually happens when a user logs in to Business Central, incl. license checks, provisioning, “finding your tenant”, etc.
  • Which types of databases does Business Central run on
  • The service topology of Business Central, and how global vs. regional vs. local services work together
  • How the Business Central platform is evolving: It is no longer “just” the NST and the Web Client, rather it is becoming a web of special-purpose microservices

All presented using words, pictures, and demos.

It is our goal that you leave this session with:

  • A firm understanding of how the Business Central service works inside
  • Practical take-aways such as how to manage your customers and their environments, how to automate administrative tasks, etc.

13:30 - 15:00

Real life scenarios and best practices for using NAV on Docker
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Session
Room 5

In this session you will see demos and implementation details of real life scenarios and best practices for using NAV/BC on Docker. The scenarios covered are:

  • Self-service with containers: How to provide containers to developers and product managers through an easy to use web interface
  • Multi-container environments: In some cases you need to run mutiple containers at once and you will see how this can easily be accomplished with Docker compose
  • Automated extension 2.0 builds: Build your 2.0 extension using a CI/CD pipeline can greatly benefit from Docker containers including multi-stage images
  • Using Azure Container Instances: If you just want to run a NAV/BC container without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure, Azure Container Instances are the solution

15:10 - 15:25

NAVToolbox – increase efficiency and quality for NAV developers and consultants
Presentation
Expo Area

Tools4ERP sponsor presentation

Speaker: Jesper Kenborg

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