Directions EMEA 2018 - The Hague

600+ companies         73+ sponsors        137+ sessions          2154+ attendees

2018 a crucial year for the Dynamics Partner business. Readiness to integrate CRM and ERP with Office 365, use of the potential of Power BI, Power Apps and Flow among the centralized scheme has become the main goal for partner corporations. Directions EMEA is towards supporting Dynamics Partners within the business choices they have to create after the launch of Dynamics 365 Business Central and learning challenges they need to embrace. By integrating Dynamics Partners from varied channels, the conference is to empower the Dynamics Community to reap the advantages of product innovations and build its unbeatable competitive advantage on the SMB market.

The Hague, The Netherlands on October29 – 31, 2018.


  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Power Apps
  • Flow
  • Power BI
  • Office365

Directions EMEA 2015 - Mannheim

532 companies         42 countries        137 sessions          1369 attendees

Directions EMEA is the independent conference for Dynamics NAV partners, it is organized by partners. Directions EMEA brings together over 1300 developers, implementers, technical experts, sales and executive/owner representatives from Dynamics NAV Partners across Europe.

A 3-day conference to network, learn about best practices, and discover the newest releases. Directions EMEA taking place in Mannheim, Germany on October 5 – 7, 2015.


  •       Meet Microsoft executives, product development-, support- and marketing team members
  •          Expand your technical, business and marketing knowledge
  •          Discover new opportunities for growth and resource efficiency
  •          Discuss business models and best practices with other Dynamics NAV partners
  •          Benefit from knowledge sharing with other partners
  •          Experience prestigious experts live at specialist lectures and panels
  •          Build a strong network

Microsoft Dynamics NAV2016 - What's New


  • Works  natively with CRM

Introducing a new, direct Microsoft Dynamics CRM connection that enables an optimal, seamless experience for our customers in the lead-to-cash process when they utilize Microsoft Dynamics CRM for customer engagement and Microsoft Dynamics NAV for order processing and financials.

  • Works  natively with Azure SQL

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 can be configured to use Azure SQL as a relational database-as-a-service, eliminating maintenance and reducing costs.

Azure SQL database, with its predictable performance, guarantees matching the scale and pace of your business environment. It provides industry-leading 99.99% availability, built-in redundancy, resilience and security features, point-in-time recovery, and attractive pricing.

  • Extensions

Introducing a new way to customize the application without modifying the underlying C/AL code and metadata. Distributed via an "extension package" file, such customizations can be easily installed, upgraded, or uninstalled. For enabling changes of application behavior without code modification, we have also introduced the concept of events in the C/AL programming language.

  • Test automation suite

When partners develop new business logic it needs to be tested.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 includes a suite of automated tests for partners' solutions and customer imlementations that reduce or even eliminate manual testing. The suite includes repeatability, reducing manhours and improving efficiency.

The test automation suite adds testing capabilities to the development environment, the C/AL language, and the runtime platform.

  • Universal App  on all your devices

Experience Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 on the broadest range of devices ever, with a single app from Microsoft for your smartphone, tablet, notebook, 2-in-1, and desktop computer.

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Universal App delivers a familiar role-tailored experience in a fast and fluid interface, optimized for touch, and for keyboard and mouse. Designing or customizing pages for use across devices has never been easier and now includes support for camera and location.

  • Web client  enhancements

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 includes over 60 enhancements to the Web client.

With a renewed focus on simplicity, productivity, and performance, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Web client now includes popular features such as cross-column search, collapsible Fast Tabs, freeze pane, search-as-you-type, language selection, change company, and so much more.

  • Finance enhancements

Finance is an important pieze of a business solution. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, new and improved features save time, improve the ease of data entry, and build new financial functionality into the core product, enhancing the user experience for accountants and bookkeepers.

  • Document Management

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 includes several enhancements for managing incoming documents. Now you can capture, store and find incoming documents using document capture or an optical character recognition (Lexmark Invoice Capture Service) service, creating purchase invoices or general journal line drafts automatically.

  • Workflows

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 workflows enable you to model real-life business processes such as best practices or industry-standard practices.

Workflows in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 focus on three main building blocks:

  • Approvals for almost anything, by direct manager of by groups
  • Notification to tell users to take some kind of action
  • Process automation to execute a process routine and make the system calculate something or perform an action
  • E-everything

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 includes several enhancements for integration with services. You can send and receive Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) invoices across a document exchange service and get currency exchange rates automatically from an exchange rate service.

  • Power BI

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 includes an entirely new integration with Microsoft Power BI.

Connect to your Microsoft Dynamics NAV instance and immediately have access to business performance insights into your business. The app is designed specifically for small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners, managers, and executives to provide details about customers, sales, and finance. The dashboard and reports are built on top of a fully featured model, allowing you to explore and analyze your data as you need. And automatic refresh ensures you're always seeing the latest data.

For Consultants

  • Power BI
  • Download Exchange Rates
  • OCR Service (Lexmark)
  • Integration with CRM
  • Improved Web Client
  • Universal App
  • Document Management
  • Workflow

For Developers

  • Application Test Toolset
  • Ability to use Camera and GPS in C/AL
  • Eventing
  • Customization Extensions
  • The new Code Editor
  • Posting Preview
  • TryFunction
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Managed Service for Partners

A few small additions to NAV2016

  • Multiple Namespaces in XMLPorts
  • Automatic Deployment of Add-Ins
  • 64 bit client
  • Timestamps
  • Record.RECORDID

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Specialist - Microsoft Dynamics NAV Specialist

Ringbaan-Oost 116e

5013 CD Tilburg

The Netherlands


Telefoon:   +31 6 38 273 173

Microsoft Certified Professional

Certification ID : 11810387

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Core Setup and Finance MB7-701
  • Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations (Sure Step) MB5-705



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