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On September 13 we organize our annual event. Registration is open. Click here to register. This event is programmed and sponsored by Microsoft.
The cloud versus on-premise; what do we expect? What does the cloud offer more than on-premise for the customer? How can I prepare for the cloud? Topics we will address and discuss in this event.In addition to the general positioning and future opportunities, we will look at already realized topics related to Microsoft Dynamics NAV. For this we have for you a strong line-up of speakers who will be our guides.
We hope to welcome you on this event and make sure you're ready to inform your customers on the cloud and jump with solutions that contribute to the success of the customer.
During this event we’ll have a look at directions in cloud development at Microsoft. We start with an introduction on the cloud by Bram Veenhof (Microsoft, Solution Architect); its benefits and new opportunities for the customer. We will particularly focus on the customer situation and not just the ERP component. We also discuss competencies needed to start picking up and developing such solutions.
Subsequently, Freddy Kristiansen (Microsoft, Principal Program Manager) will guide us, in two parts, through piloting solutions relating to cloud and related areas, focusing on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV application. We will discuss, among other things.Net, Azure, Web services, Cloud, Windows Phone et cetera.Freddy Kristiansen works for Microsoft as a Principal PM Architect in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV group. He started his professional career in 1983 developing programming languages and development platforms. Before joining Microsoft in 2002, he worked for 11 years as a Developer / Architect at a Danish Software development company. Freddy is deeply involved in the partner programs laid out by the NAV team and is trying to assist partners and ISV's to adopt new technology – both directly and indirectly through his blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/freddyk) which shows how to take advantage of new features in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
We will conclude the event on a best practice case at the English ISV Equisys concerning the integration of Microsoft Dynamics NAV with Microsoft SharePoint online (cloud based solution). Featuring one of their products which will soon be available for “free” for customers on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 standard. This topic will be moderated by Paul Crawley (Equisys, Director).
17:00 - 18:00 Reception with buffet18:00 - 18:10 Welcome (DDC and Microsoft) positioning theme18:10 - 18:30 Introduction Cloud by Bram Veenhof18:30 - 19:15 Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Part 1 by Freddy Kristiansen19:15 - 19:30 Break with a drink19:30 - 20:15 Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Part 2 by Freddy Kristiansen20:15 - 20:30 Paul Crawley from Equisys UK on best practice development NAV/SharePoint online20:30 - 21:00 Closing reception with room to talk with any of the speakers
As we want to know on time how many attendants are to be expected please register on time. Click here to register.
As communciated earlier the location will NOT be at the Microsoft office at Schiphol. An alternative location is being arranged. We will keep you informed.
On May 19th the Dutch Dynamics Community gathered for their third event hosting parallel two sessions. One on RTC Reporting, by Willem Zijderveld, GAC, and the other on SQL Performance, by Ludo Van den Ende, SQL Perform. Downloads for both can be found here. In this post my short (personal) resume on the RTC Reporting session including one of Jorrit Mertens many tips.
The purpose of Willem Zijderveld's presentation was to introduce both technical and functional oriented NAV professionals in RTC Reporting, compare old and new, and as such show the added value of the latter. I know some techies had expected more deep dive, but that was outside our scope for this evening. But never mind: we have still a technical deep dive session on our short list.
The main things of interest to me were:
On the latter, one of attendees, Jorrit Mertens, tipped on how to organize your 'datasets' on a classic section in case your only interested in the RDL report, i.e. your are not using the report in classic mode.
So if your are building a RDL report (and classic view is not used) and you do need a dataset containing data for header, body and footer consider to generate your dataset (on the classic body section) as follows:
Thanx for sharing, Jorrit!
[And thanx Thomas for the tip on how to include the screen shot]
For those who are looking for more info on RDL Report layout: NAV Team Blog on Reporting.