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NAV TechDays 2015 sessions available on Mibuso and YouTube

If you didn’t have a chance to attend NAV TechDays 2015 in Antwerp last month, don’t worry – you won’t miss much, at least as the conference content goes.

As always, Luc has published all the conference content on both Mibuso and YouTube, so you can download it for offline use or watch it online. Either way, it’s all must-see content.

Download from Mibuso: http://mibuso.com/downloads/category/navtechdays2015

Watch at YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFUrL4JZsOa39TQVmrw2ww

Of course, the first session you’ll want to watch is mine, about client add-ins, so here’s the direct link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCNdJJzI2kw

As I said during the session, I plan to dig deeper into the concepts I explained there, when I find time. And time is so difficult to find, or maybe I am looking at all the wrong places?

Decisions Spring 2013 Kicking-off Next Week

imageMake sure not to miss Decisions, the virtual conference about Microsoft Dynamics, by MSDynamicsWorld.com. It’s starting next Monday, and I hope you already have it in your calendar. It’s a four day conference, a day per Dynamics flavor (SL is the only one not being served). The best of all – it’s free! Be there.

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV day is on Wednesday, June 20, and it’s featuring a program manager from Microsoft, three MVPs, (at least) three book authors, and a team of seasoned professionals in a series of interesting presentations.

Just like the previous years, I’ll be speaking there myself, and if you would like to join me for an excursion into the world beyond ERP, where several disruptive trends are shaping the future of the IT, and consequently the ERP. I’ll take an angle at the challenges the present and the future bring, and how Microsoft Dynamics NAV faces them, copes with them, and plays along. I promise it’ll be time well spent.

The conference is virtual, so you can attend it in your slippers, I won’t mind. See you in the cloud!

NAV 2013 beta mini-launch at Adriatics Community

Microsoft Comomunity CroatiaIf you want to learn more about the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, and you are from Zagreb, or don’t mind coming to it, the next community event of Microsoft Dynamics Community Adriatics will be fully dedicated to NAV 2013.

There are going to be two presentations. In the first one on the topic of “What’s new in application functionality”, hosted by Ivan Koletić, a member of Microsoft Dynamics NAV product team, who will give an overview of new application features in NAV 2013, and by now you should already know there are plenty.

The second presentation will be about “What’s new in technology”, and will be hosted by me. I won’t be doing any deep-dive this time, and I’ll provide a cloud-perspective overview of a myriad of architecture changes and technology improvements in NAV 2013.

Both of these presentations are merely going to be an introduction in the series of the presentations that will follow over the next several community events. It’s going to be an exciting summer and fall.

If you would like to attend, then please register your attendance (for free, of course) at the event homepage. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Dynamics Top 100 Nominations for 2012

DynamicsWorldIt’s the fourth year of DynamicsWorld’s Microsoft Dynamics Most Influential People Top 100 list, and it’s the nomination time. Last year I’ve somehow found my way onto this list (and I certainly didn’t nominate myself), and it seems somebody has nominated me this year too (and again, it wasn’t me).

Now, I don’t want to influence you to put me on this list in 2012 again, but if you think I deserve it, I’d appreciate if you took time and voted for me. You can do it by sending an e-mail to top100@dynamicsworld.co.uk, tweeting my name with #dwtop100 hash-tag, commenting on Facebook, or posting on LinkedIn. Or you can do all of the above Smile

Even though there is a lot of criticism of this list, it is still an indicator of person’s standing in the Dynamics community. I’ve heard people say “I don’t have a clue who this or that" is” on the list, but that’s hardly a valid argument. The list doesn’t differentiate between CRM or ERP, let alone between different flavors of ERP, so of course not everybody will know everybody, and I also don’t have a clue who half of the list is, but still I bet they deserved to get there.

So, show me your support for my blog and my work in the Dynamics community by voting for me! Thanks in advance!

Extending NAV through .NET Interoperability

imageYesterday I’ve presented in Dynamics Brown Bag Sessions series of webcasts, organized by Microsoft CEE. The topic this time was “Extending NAV through .NET interoperability”, and the session was again attended by many partner companies around the region.

For your convenience, if you haven’t been able to attend the presentation, the whole session has been recorded (it lasts just under 2 hours), and I’ve uploaded it here. You can access the session recording (RAR compressed), and the presentation deck.

As promised, I’m also providing the full source code and setup instructions for the .NET interop demo of intercompany postings, and you can download it here.

For those of you who didn’t have a chance to attend the presentation, the intercompany posting demo is a nice walkthrough of how to consume NAV web services through .NET interop. The demo shows how to call NAV web service to populate a lookup page with data from another database, and how to create and post documents in another database.

I would also like to say a big thank you again to Almut Tadsen, Microsoft Dynamics Evangelist at Microsoft and the organizer of the Brown Bag Session series for giving me this opportunity. I’m looking forward to participating in this initiative again.

If you were there yesterday or have downloaded and watched the webcast offline, why don’t you spare a minute of your time to leave a comment. Did you like the presentation? Was it helpful? Let us all know…