Category Archives: TechDays

NAV TechDays 2018 Demos: Customer Star Rating

I usually post my NAV TechDays demo stuff for you to use and abuse, and this year won’t be an exception. There are three changes, to previous years, specially the last year. First, you won’t need to wait until New Year’s Eve for me to post my stuff. Second, I’ll blog each of the demos individually, because of the third reason. Third, I don’t want to merely dump my code here with a big fat disclaimer; no – I’ll dump it with a big fat disclaimer and some explanations about what the code does and why.

So, here we go, the first demo (actually the second, because I already posted that Muppet Theme): Customer Star Rating control add-in.

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NAV TechDays 2018

Let me ask you something. What do you do on November 22 and 23, 2018? Well, let me not ask you what you do, let me tell you what you do: You attend NAV TechDays 2018.

In the very unlikely case you just landed on this planet from outer space, and don’t really know what NAV TechDays is, then let me know that it is the #1 technical conference about NAV, that has been running for 8 years now, since 2011. It’s cram-packed with cutting-edge technical content about NAV (and BC), delivered by the top people in the NAV world, including Microsoft’s team that’s building the technology, MVPs, and other renowned technical experts in the field. If you are serious about Microsoft Dynamics NAV (or Dynamics 365 Business Central) and you consider yourself a techie, then there can be absolutely no excuse for not attending NAV TechDays.

TechDays is so much different than other NAV conferences, and here’s why:

  • It’s 100% technical content. You won’t find level 100 or 200 sessions here, it’s all deep dive, highly technical content. You won’t find any marketing content here.
  • It’s 100% kick-ass content. NAV TechDays has far more content submissions than the number of sessions they can accommodate, and this makes only the top of the top of the top content to be selected. Not everyone can be a TechDays speaker!
  • It’s 100% passion, distilled. You’ll hear people share their experience, their tips and tricks, you’ll hear them spread their love for the product. You’ll see passion on stage, you’ll see passion in the audience.
  • It’s 100% original format, no other conference does it. It’s only 2 parallel tracks at any given point in time, and it’s 90 minutes per session. At TechDays, when you want to learn something, you really get to learn about it.
  • It’s 100% about NAV. No AX, no CRM, no nonsense.

If you are still not sure if you need to be there, then this is why you absolutely need to attend:

  • You get to meet your colleagues and peers. It’s 100% technical conference, targeting developers, so you won’t get to meet marketers, salespeople, or generally non-technical folks.
  • You get to talk to Microsoft people, the folks that define the architecture of NAV, the folks that write its code, the folks who know it inside out.
  • You get to see some amazing products built on NAV and for NAV in the expo area. Even there, you won’t talk to your regular salespeople – these are also mostly technical folks, eager to show off their product and discuss it.
  • You get thousands of new ideas, and you expand your horizons. Some sessions will really blow your socks off.
  • You get gallons and gallons of free beer! Come on, this is Belgium, the place where the finest beer is brewed. And you get all of it for free. Honestly, can you beat this?

And if you are still not convinced, consider this: every year, for past seven years, NAV TechDays was the only NAV conference that was publishing all of its content, online, for free, very soon after the conference. And yet, they still full up, and they still grow in attendance numbers year over year.

To wrap it up, if you consider yourself an NAV developer, and you have never attended NAV TechDays, you haven’t lived. Be there. So, go, grab your ticket before it’s too late, and…

… see you in Antwerp!

Trust me – it works! NAV TechDays 2017 Wrap-up

Another NAV TechDays are behind us, and as always, this one was a blast, too. So many people, so much enthusiasm, such great energy and positive vibe, no wonder Luc fills up the conference to the last seat every year.

Last year it took me nearly a month and a half to find time to sort my materials and publish them on my blog, and I won’t let that happen again. So, while waiting for my flight back to Zagreb, I decided to be productive, rather than just get lost in something on my Kindle, so here it is.

I won’t be publishing the slide-deck directly, as Luc will soon publish both the slide deck, and the session recordings on Mibuso and YouTube, so you’ll be able to get your hands on that part. What I am publishing, though, should be quite enough for you to get your hands on my Azure Functions demos:

  • – repository containing the .NET bits for image manipulation demo I presented, together with the source code for the Azure Function that consumes it.
  • – repository containing the AL app source code that “trust me, it works” on the latest Docker-based build of NAV 2018 “Tenerife”. This repo contains the FOB file of all the C/AL changes that were a part of my presentation.

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Better late than never: NAV TechDays 2016 goodies

This year my work got a better of me. For five years in a row I have posted all my demos and materials from NAV TechDays sessions right after them. However, this year, I failed. And I apologize for this.

But, as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait, and here it is – all the materials from my “JavaScript Architecture: Turning Pain into Gain” session are here.

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NAV TechDays 2015 wrap up

Another NAV TechDays is over, and this one was the best so far. 950 people from all over the world all passionate about NAV and technology and eager to learn and share and discuss the latest in NAV. It was amazing, Luc did a great job again, and I am looking forward to the next year, hoping this conference makes it beyond 1000 attendees.

This year I have delivered a yet another “Black Belt” session named “Client Add-ins Black Belt: bringing .NET and JavaScript together” and as promised, I deliver the session material here on my blog.

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