NAV TechDays 2011

Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
edited 2011-10-10 in Announcements
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Nav TechDays is the name of a new conference, organized by mibuso.com. The goal of this conference is to offer 2 days full of – technical only and highly relevant – sessions, related to Microsoft Dynamics™ NAV. Nav TechDays will take place on Thursday 26 & Friday 27 May 2011, at Metropolis Business & Communication Center in Antwerp (Belgium).

UPDATE 19/07/2010: Due to the broad range of Dynamics NAV conferences within the EMEA region, we have decided to reschedule our NAV TechDays conference. Instead of May 2011, this 2-day conference will be rescheduled to October 2011. A final date has not been decided upon, but we expect it will take place in the 2nd half of October 2011.

UPDATE 3/02/2011: To avoid possible conflicts with the existing Convergence EMEA and Directions US events, we have decided to set the date for the NAV TechDays 2011 to Thursday 29 & Friday 30 September 2011.

NAV TechDays is the place where some of the best developers and leading business owners cross paths, exchange ideas, find partners and conceive projects. It is where community ties are strengthened and where boundaries will be broken. It is where you want to be to make things happen. If you are passionate about Microsoft Dynamics NAV, then you need to be at NAV TechDays!

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  • strykstryk Posts: 645Member
    Yeah! I'll be there! \:D/
    Jörg A. Stryk (MVP - Dynamics NAV)
    NAV/SQL Performance Optimization & Troubleshooting
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  • kinekine Posts: 12,549Member
    Already in my outlook... :-)
    Kamil Sacek
    MVP - Dynamics NAV
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  • thankeshthankesh Posts: 170Member
    Dear Luc Van Dyck,


    Kindly let me know if there exists any conference regarding NAV in India. Looking forward hearing from you.


    With warm regards,

    Thankesh
    With warm regards,

    Thankesh

    ***Learn to lead***
  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    thankesh wrote:
    Kindly let me know if there exists any conference regarding NAV in India. Looking forward hearing from you.
    I'm not aware of any NAV specific conferences in India. I presume the EMEA conferences are also covering the Indian regio.
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  • David_SingletonDavid_Singleton Posts: 5,366Member
    thankesh wrote:
    Kindly let me know if there exists any conference regarding NAV in India. Looking forward hearing from you.

    Its very hard to organize or implement any kind of Navision event in India. There are a number of issues, but the core ones are how Navision partners work there.

    Firstly there is a very low percentage of Navision Developers/Consultants that are dedicated to Navision. Most companies want multi-skilled personnel, so that if they get a new contract they can quickly switch people around. Also on company resumes, if they have 15 developers each of which are certified in T-SQL, AX, NAV, GP, SAP, Sharepoint, C# etc. They will list them individually as 15 Navision developers, 15 SAP consultants etc. Thus giving them a wider market to get development contracts for. Of course on paper it looks good, but the down side is it means that the company can not really afford to have extensive training for every consultant on every product. And if they sent the 15 people to a 2 day Navision conference, they would then need to send them to AX, SAP SQL etc. Which just can't be expected.

    Next there is the urgency of billing. Companies can not afford to lose 2 days of billable work, so its difficult for the Developers/Consultants to get time off, and because of the long hours they work, none of them want to go to conferences on Weekends or in the evening when they should send time with their families.

    Then there is the distance. If a large conference is organized in The US or Europe, people will travel all over to be there. In India this is less common. You wont get 500 consultants having their company pay for an airfare AND three nights in a hotel AND pay salary AND lose 3 days of billable time. So you would have to repeat the conference in each major center, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

    Then simply the cost. Technical people need to be flown from all over the world to host the event. A facility is needed, those people need to be put up in Hotels and they need air fares paid and their salaries. THis would relate to entrance fees of around 10,000-20,000 INR per attendee. Partners are just not willing / able to pay these sorts of entrance fees for their people when it is just covering one skill set. ANd its hard to find enough developers and consultants that can afford this them selves.

    Events such as TechEd can be successful in India, because it covers many skill sets. But until there is a lot more product specialization, and Navision is considered as a "career path" and not just one of the skills, its very difficult.
    David Singleton
  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Due to the broad range of Dynamics NAV conferences within the EMEA region, we have decided to reschedule our NAV TechDays conference. Instead of May 2011, this 2-day conference will be rescheduled to October 2011. A final date has not been decided upon, but we expect it will take place in the 2nd half of October 2011.

    Please update your agenda.

    Want to be the first to know when any news comes out? Subscribe to the NAV TechDays RSS feed: http://www.navtechdays.com/rss.asp rss.gif
    Want to spread the word? Download the Conference Outline brochure and mail it to your boss, colleagues, partners: http://www.navtechdays.com/dl.asp
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  • strykstryk Posts: 645Member
    Well, my personal wish would be 20th/21st Oct. or 27th/28th Oct. ...
    Jörg A. Stryk (MVP - Dynamics NAV)
    NAV/SQL Performance Optimization & Troubleshooting
    STRYK System Improvement
    The Blog - The Book - The Tool
  • kinekine Posts: 12,549Member
    Ok, shifted... longer time to look forward it... :-)
    Kamil Sacek
    MVP - Dynamics NAV
    My BLOG
    NAVERTICA a.s.
  • AndwianAndwian Posts: 634Member
    Wow! It will be the place where the expert and MVP's around! =P~
    Its very hard to organize or implement any kind of Navision event in India. There are a number of issues, but the core ones are how Navision partners work there.
    It looks like you know India in depth. Very detail explanation. :mrgreen:

    How about Indonesia, is there any chance to be the host of NAV TechDays? 2050 maybe [-o< :lol:
    Regards,
    Andwian
  • BeliasBelias Posts: 2,951Member
    stryk wrote:
    Well, my personal wish would be 20th/21st Oct. or 27th/28th Oct. ...
    is your agenda full till that day? whoa! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    i hope i'll be there too...i can't stand the idea to be in this forum since 2006 and have known (face to face) only one member of the community (stevedivimast :thumbsup: )
    -Mirko-
    "Never memorize what you can easily find in a book".....Or Mibuso
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  • strykstryk Posts: 645Member
    Belias wrote:
    stryk wrote:
    Well, my personal wish would be 20th/21st Oct. or 27th/28th Oct. ...
    is your agenda full till that day? whoa! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    No, of course not :wink:
    It's just that in October there usually are plenty of MS events (Technical Airlift, PLC, Convergence, etc.) , plus there are some "private appointments" :D
    Jörg A. Stryk (MVP - Dynamics NAV)
    NAV/SQL Performance Optimization & Troubleshooting
    STRYK System Improvement
    The Blog - The Book - The Tool
  • mkpjsrmkpjsr Posts: 587Member
    thankesh wrote:
    Kindly let me know if there exists any conference regarding NAV in India. Looking forward hearing from you.

    Its very hard to organize or implement any kind of Navision event in India. There are a number of issues, but the core ones are how Navision partners work there.

    Firstly there is a very low percentage of Navision Developers/Consultants that are dedicated to Navision. Most companies want multi-skilled personnel, so that if they get a new contract they can quickly switch people around. Also on company resumes, if they have 15 developers each of which are certified in T-SQL, AX, NAV, GP, SAP, Sharepoint, C# etc. They will list them individually as 15 Navision developers, 15 SAP consultants etc. Thus giving them a wider market to get development contracts for. Of course on paper it looks good, but the down side is it means that the company can not really afford to have extensive training for every consultant on every product. And if they sent the 15 people to a 2 day Navision conference, they would then need to send them to AX, SAP SQL etc. Which just can't be expected.

    Next there is the urgency of billing. Companies can not afford to lose 2 days of billable work, so its difficult for the Developers/Consultants to get time off, and because of the long hours they work, none of them want to go to conferences on Weekends or in the evening when they should send time with their families.

    Then there is the distance. If a large conference is organized in The US or Europe, people will travel all over to be there. In India this is less common. You wont get 500 consultants having their company pay for an airfare AND three nights in a hotel AND pay salary AND lose 3 days of billable time. So you would have to repeat the conference in each major center, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

    Then simply the cost. Technical people need to be flown from all over the world to host the event. A facility is needed, those people need to be put up in Hotels and they need air fares paid and their salaries. THis would relate to entrance fees of around 10,000-20,000 INR per attendee. Partners are just not willing / able to pay these sorts of entrance fees for their people when it is just covering one skill set. ANd its hard to find enough developers and consultants that can afford this them selves.

    Events such as TechEd can be successful in India, because it covers many skill sets. But until there is a lot more product specialization, and Navision is considered as a "career path" and not just one of the skills, its very difficult.

    very true......
  • David_SingletonDavid_Singleton Posts: 5,366Member
    Andwian wrote:
    Wow! It will be the place where the expert and MVP's around! =P~
    Its very hard to organize or implement any kind of Navision event in India. There are a number of issues, but the core ones are how Navision partners work there.
    It looks like you know India in depth. Very detail explanation. :mrgreen:

    How about Indonesia, is there any chance to be the host of NAV TechDays? 2050 maybe [-o< :lol:

    Sorry for the delay in replying.

    Actually I see Indonesia as a strong growth market for Navision. if there was a Navision event organized there I would be very interested to attend.
    David Singleton
  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    The NAV TechDays 2011 conference website is now live. Check it out at http://www.navtechdays.com .
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Registrations for the NAV TechDays 2011 conference are open.

    The registration form is available at http://www.navtechdays.com/2011/registration.asp .

    We hope to see many of you in Antwerp.
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    The Opening Keynote at NAV TechDays 2011 will be hosted by Michael Nielsen (Director of Engineering, Dynamics NAV - Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen).

    He will talk about:
    • NAV in the cloud
    • Using the NAV service tier to utilize multicore CPU’s enabling parallel posting
    • New ways of doing data access using the NAV service tier

    http://www.navtechdays.com/2011/agenda.asp
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Some new speakers have confirmed to host a session at NAV TechDays 2011: Mark Brummel, Stefan Omdahl, Gary Winter.

    http://www.navtechdays.com/2011/speakers.asp
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    The first session topics & details are published on the conference website.
    • Form Transformation (Per Mogensen)
    • Mergetool (Per Mogensen)
    • Understanding Keys & Indexes with Dynamics NAV & SQL Server (Jörg Stryk)

    http://www.navtechdays.com/2011/sessions.asp
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Save 50 EUR by registering before 20 May.

    The conference fee is 290 EUR (excl. 21% VAT) if you register on or before 20 May 2011.
    After 20 May, the fee is 340 EUR (excl. 21% VAT). This price is for the 2 days (there won't be offered any one day tickets).

    The conference fee does not include any accomodation costs. All registrants are liable to pay Belgian VAT at 21%.

    Register through http://www.navtechdays.com/2011/registration.asp
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Complete list of session topics:
    • Bug-free Development in NAV (Vjekoslav Babic)
    • Developer Tools (Lars Hammer)
    • Form Transformation (Per Mogensen)
    • Integration (CRM connector, Webservices, Windows Phone 7, ...) (Freddy Kristiansen)
    • Mergetool (Per Mogensen)
    • .NET interop (Stuart Glasson)
    • Partner-ready Software: how to build software for others to maintain (Eric Wauters & Gary Winter)
    • RDLC Reporting (Yuri Belenky)
    • RoleTailored Client Add-ins, Visualization & Charting (Christian Abeln)
    • System administration using PowerShell (Stefan Omdahl)
    • Testing methods & practices (Vjekoslav Babic)
    • Tips & tricks, best practices and tools for the NAV developer (Mark Brummel)
    • Understanding Keys & Indexes with Dynamics NAV & SQL Server (Jörg Stryk)

    The session details will be updated soon.

    http://www.navtechdays.com/2011/sessions.asp
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Administrating NAV '7.0' with Windows PowerShell 2.0

    This session showcases the administration improvements introduced in Dynamics NAV '7.0'. Demos for this talk include how easy NAV administrators can manage NAV Server Instances, without the need for programming skills. Differences between problem solving at hand or automating your IT processes are explained. Furthermore the Management Console based UI will be demoed.

    Level: 200 - Intermediate
    Speaker: Stefan Omdahl


    Bug-free Development in NAV

    Developming something from scratch is difficult enough, and making sure stuff always works, and always works as intended, becomes a growing trouble as the codebase grows even if you've personally written each line of code, and know it by heart. However, when you inherit a codebase with several thousands existing objects, such as NAV, touching feature A may bring down feature B, and fixing feature B may break features C and D and E.

    Test-driven development has been around long ago and has taught developers that testing before developing is the best way to go. But alas, in NAV, we had no testability features, those that would simplify or even enable proper testing approach. On top of all this add the debugger which leaves far too much to be desired, and you have a recipe for generating thousands of lines of untested code. And an unstable system which can collapse at a slightest breeze. Thankfully, NAV now comes not only equipped with good testability features, but also Microsoft has provided us with test scripts for the whole ERP. This presentation will teach you how to harness those tools, how to develop bug-free applications, how to test before development, and after all - why this all matters.

    Level: 300 - Advanced
    Speaker: Vjekoslav Babić


    http://www.navtechdays.com/2011/sessions.asp
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Save 50 EUR by registering before 20 May.

    The conference fee is 290 EUR (excl. 21% VAT) if you register on or before 20 May 2011.
    After 20 May, the fee is 340 EUR (excl. 21% VAT). This price is for the 2 days (there won't be offered any one day tickets).

    The conference fee does not include any accomodation costs. All registrants are liable to pay Belgian VAT at 21%.

    Register through http://www.navtechdays.com/2011/registration.asp
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    »»» Register before 30 June 2011, and win one of the two iPad 2's! «««

    To participate in this draw, your registration (for the full 2 conference days) AND payment needs to be received on or before 30 June 2011. The iPad's will be drawn and handed out at the evening reception on Thursday 29 September 2011.

    3 reasons why you should attend this conference:
    • The opening keynote is presented by Michael Nielsen.
      He is Director of Engineering at the Microsoft Development Center in Copenhagen. He was Navision a/s employee no. 5, the original creator of the C/AL language and co-author of C/SIDE and the Dynamics NAV Client.
    • As classic forms are going to be discontinued in NAV '7', it's time to move over to pages.
      Attend the conference to get familiar with the transformation process and to learn the tricks & best practices from experts.
    • As classic reports are going to be discontinued in NAV '7', it's time to move over to RDLC reporting.
      Learn how to use the full potential of RDLC reports, and what is going to change in the new version.

    http://www.navtechdays.com/2011/registration.asp
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  • einsTeIn.NETeinsTeIn.NET Posts: 1,027Member
    Will all attendees take part in this drawing that register before 30 June or just the ones that register between 20 May and 30 June?
    "Money is likewise the greatest chance and the greatest scourge of mankind."
  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    All attendees who have registered on or before 30 June 2011, and have payed the conference fee, take part in this giveaway.
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    These iPad's are waiting to be given away ...

    2ipads.jpg

    Register (& pay) before 30 June 2011, and make chance to win one of the two iPad 2's!
    If you have registered but didn't receive an invoice, then we didn't receive your payment.

    PS: I'll keep the cap ;-)

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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    • The opening keynote is presented by Michael Nielsen
      He is Director of Engineering at the Microsoft Development Center in Copenhagen. He was Navision a/s employee no. 5, the original creator of the C/AL language and co-author of C/SIDE and the Dynamics NAV Client.
    • Classic forms are going to be discontinued in NAV ‘7’ so it’s time to move over to pages!
      Attend the conference to get familiar with the transformation process and to learn the tricks & best practices from experts.
    • Classic reports are going to be discontinued in NAV ‘7’ so it’s time to move over to RDLC reporting
      Learn how to use the full potential of RDLC reports, and what is going to change in the new version.
    • There will be no Convergence EMEA 2011
      If you want to connect with your peers then use this opportunity to meet Microsoft product managers and NAV partners.

    http://www.navtechdays.com/2011/registration.asp
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Only a few days left to register ... that is if you want to win one of the two iPad 2's!

    http://www.navtechdays.com/2011/registration.asp
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  • Luc_Van_DyckLuc_Van_Dyck WilrijkPosts: 3,620Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Today is the last day for registrations ... if you want to make a chance to win one of two iPad 2's!

    2ipads.jpg

    Use PayPal as payment method to make sure your payment reaches us today.

    The agenda is complete.
    You can see on the conference site who else is going.
    The event will be top-notch.

    So there is no reason to wait to register!

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