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 , 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 , Microsoft Technical fellow, would fill the vacant place of . Mike will report to , 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:

  • Modern Client Only!!! April 2019 is the LAST release of the Windows client!!!
  • October 2019 is VS Code and AL ONLY!!!
  • Customizations to be done through Extensions ONLY!!!

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!