At this moment, Directions EMEA is "going on" .. and once again, it's turning out to be quite a success. This is only my first blog about it, while it's the second day .. . This is because I had a session about Web Services (with Freddy, by the way :-) ) on the first day, and wanted to take the time I had to do some preparation, because things have been so busy that I didn't find enough time. But I can say that (now I finished the session) all went fine. I'm not going to blog about it, because it was just a session about the basics of web services: how to set it up, some coding examples on how to connect to them, and some ideas for using the NAV2009 Web Services. Freddy showed his examples he built that you can find on his blog .. and people were enthusiastic .. so we can be positive about the session. It was an honor to be able to do a session together with Freddy :-). Today, he will build upon our session, and go "beyond". He will show how to build services in the cloud, and connect to a local NAV ... off course by using NAV 2009 Web Services. Really looking forward to that :-).
NAV 2009 Release 2
Before our session, I attended the Opening Keynote by Jan Silleman and Dan Brown. Yet again: big success. Not just because of the presentation, but because of the content .. not just every-day content: but an announcement: NAV 2009 R2. Yes, you read it correct: by the end of this year, Microsoft will release "NAV 2009 Release 2". What will be in it (as we know it by now)? Well, the things that were on the agenda for NAV '7', but are already completely finished:
This is great news, off course, but what I would have liked to be in it as well (as a developer) is the debugger (off course). Who knows, there is still time .. :-). Come on, MS!
One nice little story about that keynote: Claus Lundstrum demoed the new possibilities in NAV '7' regarding a new report builder. He opened the object designer (the latest build) and he made a remark about the fact that he changed the icon for the page object ... And said: "It's because waldo has been bugging me about the ugly logo, so if you don't like it, blame waldo".