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.


Unlocking Seamless Integration: Mastering Messaging Patterns with Azure and Business Central

11:15 - 12:00 Aud. Pasteur Back to event schedule

Messaging services are one of the most widely used integration services. They are critical to keeping systems like CRM and ERP up-to-date and connected to legacy systems that cannot expose APIs or are not always available. The good news? Azure provides a significant number of messaging services. The bad news? So many that sometimes people can become confused about how to implement well-known patterns using those components. Although there is never just one way to implement those patterns, the right combination of components will help you to implement those patterns more quickly or efficiently. In this session, Tharanga Chandrasekara (Business Solutions MVP) and Steve Gichure will discuss what technologies are available in Azure for Messaging and common messaging patterns. This session will be fully hands-on!


Steve Gichure

Thamani Tech NZ, Founder & Technical Lead

Steve Gichure is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central developer with 12 years of experience implementing ERP solutions across Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the US. Stephen has been an active member of the Business Central community in New Zealand for the last 5 years, sharing his knowledge in community events across NZ. He now works as a freelance contractor, focusing on enabling business transformation through software innovations

Tharanga Chandrasekara

Lead Technical Consultant at Theta (NZ)

Tharanga Chandrasekara is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central lead technical consultant with over a decade of experience. Tharanga is an active member and community moderator of the official Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Community forum. He regularly shares knowledge with others through his blog, user groups, and webinars. Tharanga strongly believes that "one small piece of knowledge someone shares today could be the cornerstone of a huge concept that changes the world tomorrow". For the past six years, Tharanga has been working for Theta, one of the largest and most competitive IT companies in New Zealand that help organizations – in New Zealand and around the world transform their businesses with technology. Since 2016, Tharanga has been awarded the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.