Directions EMEA 2015 Review

One day after Directions EMEA was closed. I’m again in my country and I’m in my company again. NAV 2016 is now reality and unfortunately, there is no localization for my country; we’ve just started with localization process.

The last three days in Mannheim were amazing. We have had the biggest Direction EMEA event ever with 1369 attendees from 532 companies and 42 countries. Event organization was simple perfect; everything was as you expect and Congress Center Rosengarten was the excellent place. And not to forget, we have had beautiful Oktoberfest theme dinner.


Unfortunately because of my backache, I could not be involved in event as I really want. But, I’ve tried to see as many sessions as I could. There were awesome sessions about NAV 2016, MVP track and really good other tracks. There were also phenomenal workshops and Cloud SureStep track as well. Maybe I’ve forget some of tracks, but all of them were amazing. And it was the first time I’ve had my own session on Directions. In was beautiful feeling and the great honor.

About new NAV 2016, as an MVP I’ve been part of the ACE program and I already saw the most of new features, but all sessions about these news were still very interesting. All these news are amazing and it was very hard not to talk about them.

And now we will have Directions NA in two following weeks in Orlando. I hope, it will be the great event as well. I will be there for the first time in my life and I will have my session again.


After this event we will finishing with Directions season this year. I’ll waiting next year and new Directions season. Directions EMEA 2016 will be in Prague on October 12-14. See you there next year with new NAV ‘Madeira’.


NAV 2016 on MVP’s blogs

Last two days we can find a lot of good new about NAV 2016. I want to give you links to other very interesting articles written by few MVPs. You can find them in following:

Waldo’s blog:

Brummel blog:

Hougaard blog:

Vjeko’s blog:

Kauffmann’s blog:

And, of course official Microsoft Dynamics blog:

Keep reading. Sorry if I forgot someone.

My NAV Lectures This Fall

To the end of this year, there will be a few very interesting NAV Conferences. I will go on most of them, but on few of them I will be a lecturer. Now, I can present schedules of my lectures this fall.


First, I’m starting at Directions EMEA, Mannheim, GermanyOctober 5-7, 2015

I was on almost all Directions EMEA Conferences, but it will be my first time as lecturer. I still remember Paris 2008, but now it is really huge conference (it will be conference with 1.300+ attendees). Topic will be how you can implement NAV in construction business. I think I have a lot of experiences in this topic and I think it will be very interesting. I still don’t know exact term, but I’ll publish it in a timely manner. I will be there few days earlier. See you there.


In second half of October, I will start with MS Sinergija, Belgrade, SerbiaOctober 21-23, 2015

MS Sinergija is my favorite Serbian IT Conference. It will be my tenth lecture on this conference. Conference will be at inconvenient times this year because my trip to US, but it will be a jubilee lecture and I cannot miss it. I’m still not sure about topic, but it will be for sure about something new in NAV 2016. I hope it will be interesting for people in my country.


Only one day after Sinergija I will fly to US on Directions NA, Orlando, USAOctober 25-28, 2015

This will be my first time on Directions NA and I hope not the last J. I expect to meet a lot of good people there. On this Conference, I will have the same session as on Directions EMEA – How to implement NAV in construction business. This lecture is part of MVP Best Practices Track and it is already scheduled as session BP 450 on 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM, Tuesday, October 27. This year, I will stay in USA two weeks. After this conference, I will be few days in San Francisco and in Seattle on MVP Summit after that, as well.


And on the end, as my the last conference this year, I’ve planned NAV TechDays, Antwerp, BelgiumNovember 19-20, 2015

Last year, I was on this conference for the first time and I just fell in love. I will have one session this year: Deploying and Managing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 with Azure SQL Database. It will be completely technical session and I hope you will recognize it as interesting topic. It is an honor to be with these great people on this conference. This session is already scheduled at 11:00 – 12:30, Friday, November 20.

I hope I’ll see and meet a lot of good people on all these conferences. In meantime, I will also be on MVP Summit in Redmond, US – November 2-5, 2015. See you there.

Unfortunately, I will not be on NAVUG Summit, Microsoft Business Summit Asia and on Convergence EMEA because of my tight schedule on the end of year. But I hope, maybe next year.

NAV TechDays 2015 Announcement


NAV TechDays is one of the best Microsoft Dynamics NAV technical conferences. This conferences is organized by Mibuso (I think all of you who work with NAV already knows what is Mibuso). NAV TechDays is the place where some of the best developers and leading business owners cross paths, exchange ideas, find partners and conceive projects. Every year conference has more and more attendees. I expect the same situation this year as well.

NAV TechDays 2015 is scheduled in November 19 & 20 (with pre-conference day at November 18). Currently we already know some of lectures and all of the labs on pre-conference day. On pre-conference day you can participate on one of the following labs:

  • Power BI for Dynamics NAV
  • Working with PowerShell in NAV 2015
  • Troubleshooting Essential for SQL Server and Dynamics NAV
  • Let it build! (TFS Build for Dynamics NAV)
  • NAV ALM using Team Foundation Server
  • Implementing the RoleTailored client with success
  • Installing and Configuring SQL Server for Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • Developing control add-ins for Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • NAV on Azure & in Office 365
  • An Introduction to Scrum
  • Generic, Repeatable & Low footprint coding techniques
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Application Architecture and Design Patterns

After this pre-conference day there will be two days of high valuable technical sessions. All speakers are the very experienced and well known in NAV world. The most of them are the MVPs or Microsoft employees. You can find all of them here.

Currently we already know titles of three sessions, prepared by Jorg, Arend and Vjeko. I also know title of my session on NAV TechDays. It will be one very exciting news about NAV ‘Corfu’ and Microsoft Azure, but currently I cannot publish it because this news is still by NDA. In few following months I will publish this title.

You can fill registration form on this page and I hope to see you there.

Now, I will continue with my Posting Groups series J and some new topics on this blog… See you…

Happy New Year and small retrospect

In three days, it will be the end of this year. I have just finished new “How Do I” video and I have plan to finish one more tomorrow. I hope these two my last videos in 2014. years would be interesting.

I want to remind you that you can find all “How Do I” video about NAV 2015 on MSDN here. Very soon, we will have a special well organized places on Partner Source.

Now, few more words about this year. Personally, it’s been a really great year! Thanks for being a part of it. In this year, I become an MVP and I got Customer Excellence Award on Convergence Europe. I had a lot of very interesting projects and lectures, as well. Also, on my personal plan, I has some very good news (but, this is intimately).

I want to say thanks to all people that supported me (and people that do not supported me :-)). I want to all of you to have a year that is better than I already had this year. I also hope, we will get an awesome new version of NAV (‘Corfu’) next year.

And, of course, special thanks to my friends all around the world and especially to my family (my wife, son and dog).

E-learning Courses for NAV 2015 are almost completed

Month ago, I have already wrote about E-learning courses for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. In this moment, we had 5 courses published. Now we had finished and published 9 from 10 courses. We expect the last course in few following days.

Microsoft expect, these courses will help in the future learning process. There are currently published courses:

  • What’s New Technical in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Finance Advanced in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Development Environment Introduction in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • What’s New Functional in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Finance Essentials in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Fixed Assets in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Application Setup in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Installation and Configuration in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Authors of these courses are Koen Stox, Steven Renders and Aleksndar Totovic. Authors are one of the MCTs or MVPs. Courses are prepared in collaboration with Plataan.


You can find these courses here on IT Academy or here on MSDN, but you have to have appropriate rights. I hope, you will enjoy and learn something new.