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WHY THIS DIARY?
Since I was present, I thought to write a diary of the event (actually some follower had already asked me ..), obviously there is not everything, just some things that I think\I thought interesting to show and to talk about .The parts were written in WIP mode … but now consolidated in a single post.
WHAT’S NEW for Dynamics 365 BC
At the end of the diary you will find the “WHAT’S NEW” on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Centralpresented at the event.
Thanks for reading.
DIARY – PART 1: Day 1
Directions EMEA has started, 3 days with keynotes, Sessions, Workshops, Partner’s corners, eating, drinking and Day II Party! Many people! More than 2200!
Great acrobatic intro!! …applause! …and welcome to digital transformation!
Focus on some topics: Business Central October’s release and “wow effects”: copy\paste, advanced filters, improved Search etc., Communities and Ideas, Cloud First and “How to” sell in first in SaaS, after On-premise.
Great sessions oriented to: (I mention only a few)
Top considerations for Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud vs. On-premises (differences between On-premise Hybrid and Cloud .. very interesting battle card! …I will write a post in a very short time on the subject! STAY TUNED!)
The SaaS marketing Strategy, ready to sell in Cloud?
The future of Business Central desktop and mobile client apps: any ideas to improve them?
Intelligent Cloud (move from On-premise to OnCloud through Intelligence Cloud)
How to develop in the cloud, Workshop to develop extensions 2.0 and Mastering Dockers!
Mixed Integrations.. BC and Azure Services, What’s New in AL and Waldo tools!
THE NEW “MANTRA” FOR PARTNERS
Get Involved!, Microsoft listens to you… and helps you and sell central business!
And Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central “IS”:
Business Central “Ideas”: Get involved! WE LISTEN!!
With a lot of surprise, I saw my name appears in the keynote! My request is in third place (world bronze medal)!
GREAT SESSION! (My opinion)
“Top considerations for Dynamics 365 Business Central cloud vs Dynamics on-premises”
How to use the Waldo tools (essential for each developer) … with a great session by Waldo “as always” with many people.
Stay tuned for Part II!
DIARY – PART 2: Day 2
Focus on some topics: Ready to Go, Partner Skills, CSP Portal for BC administration (ALL in one), Telemetry, Sandbox for customers, New Channels, DLP Education free for everyone, how-to engage new customers.
MANTRA OF THE DAY 2
4 PILLARS TO ENGAGE NEW CUSTOMERS
NEW CERTIFICATIONS FOR DYNAMICS 365 BUSINESS CENTRAL! (CONSULTING PATH FOR NOW)
Microsoft will have to write the books\courses as for Dynamics NAV 2013! great for us!
ACCELERATE TO CLOUD!
WHAT’S NEW IN BUSINESS CENTRAL
Reviewed all the new features in Business Central October’s release
MICROSOFT REBRANDING! On-premise to BC, Mabile APP Updated, DVD rebranded
HIGHLY ACCESSIBLE WEB CLIENT!
For Low vision mobility users
Q&A SESSION – MICROSOFT
Q&A SESSION: Meet Your MVP Session
Great Q&A session with ALL MVPs present @Directions, some Microsoft people were present at session. great!
ITALY REGIONAL SESSION
Interesting session with questions to Microsoft R&D people, questions about Business Central Online and bringing everything into extension. Questions on Intelligence Cloud.
..AND THE PARTY !
Oh my god!… incredible party, great location, great people!
DIARY – PART 3: Day 3
Focus on some topics: Artificial Intelligence, Web Client is better and 2020 is not so far!, How to upgrade to SaaS or stay On-premise, Partner experiences & FAQs, Licensing Model FAQs.
MANTRA OF THE DAY 3: AI (Artificial Intelligence) anywhere!
WELCOME TO “ERP” NEW ERA!
GREAT “PANEL DISCUSSION”
What’s New in Upgrade! Great session by Nikola Kukrika
Data Upgrade BC to SaaS – Intelligent Cloud Insights
“and .. The Best Upgrade is: NO UPGRADE” …SURE!
“BUSINESS CENTRAL ROADMAP” AND 2020 IS NOT SO FAR!
WHAT’S NEW for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
I had already illustrated the major new features existing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in a previous post (search on my blog), i report in this case some interesting ones shown in the presentations, that seem interesting in my opinion.
BEST LESSONS LEARNED @DIRECTIONS EMEA 2018 (MY OPINION)
…AND I REMEMBER THE FINAL TIP: “2020 IS NOT SO FAR!” …START WORKING FOR THE CLOUD TODAY!
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING THIS DIARY! …and the next DIRECTIONS EMEA will be in VIENNA 2019!
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