irections emea 2023 lyon
1-3 November 2023

Directions EMEA 2023

Directions EMEA is the "Go To" place where Dynamics partners share the future. It's the preferred global community for collaborating and learning from Microsoft, MVPs, ISVs, VARs and their peers. The focus is on helping the SMB market unlock its full potential in technical, business development and strategy with ERP, CRM, and Cloud solutions, including the Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, and Azure.


Create your AL solutions the right way: With Design Patterns and Architecture Best Practices in mind

17:15 - 18:00 Pre. Gratte Ciel Back to event schedule

Design Patterns, Architecture Best Practices, Clean Code. Does this sound like bullshit bingo to you? In this session, we will explain why it shouldn't. We will explain why those things matter, from a technical as well as from a business perspective. If you are already convinced, maybe it also helps to convince your colleagues or managers. Then we will go into a couple of design patterns, where they can be applied and how they can be implemented in AL. Then we talk about architectural best practices and show examples how they can be implemented. After this session, you should have food for thought as well as specific ideas how to improve your Business Central development practice.


Patrick Schiefer

COSMO CONSULT, DevOps Engineer

After finishing his education as a software developer in 2011, Patrick worked for a small company. There he was able to work on the further development of a 50 year old software for real estate management. He gained a broad knowledge of programming languages (Cobol, VB6, Delphi, C#) and practices. After that, he moves to the Business Central area in 2017. He uses the prior knowledge to think "out of the box" in Business Central. You can read his ideas on his blog

Tobias Fenster

Managing Partner at 4PS Germany, Microsoft RD & dual Microsoft MVP, Docker Captain

Tobias Fenster started as a developer in the 1990s. Holding different positions including Head of Technical Consulting, Head of Development and CTO for multiple Microsoft partners during his career, he is now a Managing Partner at 4PS Germany. He is also a Microsoft Regional Director, holds dual Microsoft MVP awards for Business Applications and Azure and is a Docker Captain. He is blogging on, where he writes about Business Applications, Docker and Windows Containers, but also tooling like Azure DevOps, Visual Studio Code and infrastructure automation. His other focus is Azure, mainly around container environments and SQL.