22 & 23 november 2018
Antwerp (Belgium)



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Christian Heide Damm


Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen
Principal Software Engineer

Christian Heide Damm is a principal engineer on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV team. He joined Microsoft in 2003 and has worked on a variety of teams and areas, ranging from Visual Studio developer tools to AX Supply Chain Management.

Christian has been the architect of “NAV on Azure” in its several incarnations. Starting with enabling partners to deploy to Azure, over the “Managed Service for Partners” PaaS offering, and leading to the “Dynamics 365 Business Central” SaaS offering that we have today.

Before joining Microsoft, Christian worked as a researcher, focusing on software design and architecture, modeling, and development tools. He has a PhD in computer science from the University of Aarhus in Denmark.

Hosted sessions

Under the hood of Business Central service
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.

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