22 & 23 november 2018
Antwerp (Belgium)

Full program

11:10 - 11:25

Anveo Mobile App Toolkit – Build Your Own Offline App With Some Mouse Clicks
Expo Area

AnveoGroup.com sponsor presentation

Speaker: Nils Peemöller

11:30 - 13:00

What’s new in Developing for Business Central
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Room 8

In this session you will learn about the latest features in the AL language and the Visual Studio Code extension for Business Central.

Since the first release of the new development tools and compiler in Dynamics NAV 2018, we have continuously improved and extended both tools and compiler. We will talk about new improved support for extensibility, improved tools, and new language features.

11:30 - 13:00

Performance: Business Central reloaded for the Cloud
Room 5

With Business Central we are moving the entire application to the cloud. Coding for the cloud however offers its own set of opportunities and challenges. In some cases we wanted to change the application to uptake cloud benefit, in other cases to avoid the pitfalls. In this session, we will present some of the ‘unique stories’ (delight and horror) and describe how and why we changed the product. We will also describe some of the inner workings that can have a large impact on performance of our (and your) solutions. Expect to leave with expert insights and learnings.

13:10 - 13:25

Reports made easy for Business Central
Expo Area

​ForNAV sponsor presentation

Speaker: Michael Nielsen

13:35 - 13:50

Set Up Security in a Few Hours with NAV Easy Security
Expo Area

Mergetool.com sponsor presentation

Speaker: Per Mogensen

14:00 - 15:30

Practical approaches for upgrading your NAV database and moving to extensions
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Room 8

Over the years we have customized thousands of customer databases using C/Side that now have to be converted to extensions using AL and Visual Studio Code.

During this session you will learn from real life scenarios how to avoid pitfalls and upgrade your customers in an efficient and cost effective way.

We will walk through examples and touch on challenges like:

  • Converting C/AL to AL
  • Data migration
  • Breaking down monolyths into microsolutions
  • Running hybrid with C/Side and extensions
  • Extension versioning
  • DotNet vs. Azure functions
  • Using API’s to replace C/AL

14:00 - 15:30

Add some magic to Business Central with Machine Learning
LEVEL: 200 - Intermediate
Room 5

For a decades programmers used algorithms to solve specific problems. But did you know that ‘if-else’ is not the only way to write code? Did you know that your data can be an algorithm itself!

Yes - true.

All we need is to use data in a smart way. And that’s where Machine Learning can help.

In this session we will see

  • what general problems could be solved through machine learning?
  • what is machine learning itself?
  • how can YOU solve your customer problems with machine learning?

At the end we will see how using Dynamics 365 Business Central and machine learning in pairs, you can quickly solve problems that were previously very difficult to solve or not solved at all.

Detailed agenda:

  • Understanding customer request
  • Data search and preprocessing
  • Azure Machine Learning Studio
  • Choosing right algorithm
  • Publishing and AML web services
  • Presenting predictions on Power BI reports
  • Prediction from Dynamics 365 Business Central

You will leave the session with the realization of a completely new approach to solving problems and understanding the tools and techniques for applying this approach in real life.

16:00 - 17:30

Crazy mix of integrations: Dynamics 365 Business Central and Microsoft Azure services
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Room 8

Unusual showcases of how new cloud and just released on-premises Dynamics 365 Business Central takes benefits of interacting with Microsoft Azure platform.

Several practical examples will be live-demoed during the session:

  • Azure functions integration through http client
  • creation of fully serverless Business Central in Azure container service to exchange files though Blob storage
  • bot framework integration for QnA user questions inside Business Central client to give references to Microsoft Docs articles as answers
  • integration with Azure Data Lake storage to store files and backups
  • integration with ML (recognition of sex and age of customer, filling extra data and sending to ML for estimation of income)
  • Azure service bus integration with secret IoT device

16:00 - 17:30

Evolution of a titan: a look at the development of NAV from an MVP angle
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Room 5

NAV of today is not NAV of yesterday. Every new version brings new things, old things become obsolete, and new concepts arise at every corner. Looking back at NAV over the past ten or fifteen years, there are very few things that are the same.

The architecture changed. The front end changed. Now, even the language changed. No matter when and how you started your NAV career, the NAV you work with today is not the NAV you started working with.

In this session, two of prominent NAV MVPs, Eric “Waldo” Wauters, and Vjekoslav “Vjeko” Babić will look back at the past fifteen years of development of NAV, and will provide insights, thought, reflections, praises, recommendations, and general thoughts of what happened, why it happened, how it influenced the future, as well as a look forward into what might be coming ahead and where this NAV ship is going to take us over the next few versions.

Fasten your seatbelts for a rollercoaster of architecture, best practices, technical twists and insight.

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