When I write this, I’m on the plane to Frankfurt. No, that’s not where Directions US will take place – I will get my connecting flight to San Diego from there. And San Diego IS the place to be for the next week! Why? Because we live in exciting times when it comes to Microsoft Dynamics NAV! Yes, I still call it NAV – because at this very point, it’s one of the last times I can call it that. Probably for my next blogpost, I’ll be talking about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – yes, also for on premise topics :-).
Lots of exciting sessions – too much to name them all. But obviously, my focus is Development (yes, it’s with a capital :-)). And in terms of Development, it’s already widely known we are facing quite a challenge by moving to a new Development environment, with a new Development paradigm with “extensions”. This usually also comes with new Development team management skills or Development methodology and Development patterns. New ways for “clean coding”. New new new new… . So, tell me, if you’re not going to Directions – are you really serious about Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Business Central? Don’t worry, next month, there is Directions EMEA – you can get the same content there as well!
I will be quite busy this Directions as well. Which I like – don’t get me wrong. I like exchanging experience and knowledge. And I deliberately don’t use the word “share” as that’s a one-way word imho .. . The community gives me back at least as much as I share with it ;-). I learn at least as much at these conferences as I share (oops, now I used it) … . In this particular conference, I will be hunting down some experiences / do’s / don’ts regarding “CI/CD”. With my team at iFacto, and Cloud Ready Software we have been setting this up, it works like a charm – and now I want to see what the community is doing in that field :-). Freddy announced in a tweet he has some scripts he will share with the community about this – so I’m very excited about that (and have high expectations, Freddy ;-))
But there is obviously a lot more to “hunt” for … . I will have 2 2-hour workshops and 2 1-hour sessions:
Last but not least, there is a session called “Meet your MVPs“, which we did last year as well, and turned out to be quite an interesting Chalk ‘n Talk / Town Hall session, where attendees can fire challenging questions to the MVP’s, and we answer them with our own opinions.
Of course they are somewhat overlapping – it’s all Development – but as you can see, the focus is always different .. .
Looking forward to see everyone I know – and everyone I don’t know yet!
See you there!