The largest 3rd party conference of Dynamics 365 Business Central - Directions - took place in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia for its Asian part (http://www.directionsasia.com) this year 01-02 of April, 2019. Again, little under 500 participants, with many great news, comping after April Spring release.
This time Awara IT was present by MVP Andrey Baludin, who did some pre-day workshops and had two speaking sessions, as the other team members were involved in Amsterdam Extreme 365 and User Group Summit (https://community.dynamics.com/nav/b/russianerpexperience/archive/2019/04/14/2019-europe-extreme-365-and-user-group-summit-review).
I took few pics from the official Facebook group of DirectionsAsia, which I encourage you to follow: https://www.facebook.com/DirectionsAsia/
Asian region is a rapidly growing one for Microsoft Business Applications:
One great insight is that Mike Ehrenberg, Microsoft Technical fellow, would fill the vacant place of Marko Perisic. Mike will report to Mohammad Alam, who was recently taking care of both product groups (#MSDyn365FO and #MSDyn365BC) after Marko's sudden exit.
Mike took some words on the opening keynote:
Microsoft have heard us and they now show long lasting roadmap for the product, ensuring it would be developed within many years ahead:
Remeber C/AL is not anymore supported in Y2020, so please go for AL as soon as it is possible.
Few numbers on Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner Momentum:
Important Fall 2019 upcoming Changes:
I confirm from own personal experience: Microsoft really listens to the market, partners and community members. Feel free to report ideas and bugs, vote for existing suggestions here: https://experience.dynamics.com/ideas/
Remember it is not only #MSDyn356BC, it is part of Business Applications, which includes a lot from Power Platform - so lot of sessions around PowerApps, PowerBI and Flow.
Here is the Call to Action for community and partners: read the release notes (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/April19/index), submit ideas and be #ReadyToGo!