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.


Creating high performance low-code workflows for Business Central: what's new in Azure Logic Apps

11:15 - 12:00 Salon Pasteur Back to event schedule

One of the common requirements in Dynamics 365 Business Central projects is to efficiently handle integrations between systems, to handle complex processing of documents or complex message orchestrations and to overcome the operation limits of Business Central APIs. Low-code approaches for creating such workflows are often one of the first technical choices for Business Central partners. But partners that start in the wrong way (for example abusing of Power Automate) quite immediately run into a variety of problems such as poor performances, scalability, and unsatisfactory throughput for handling their processes. How to solve these common problems? Azure Logic Apps provide a way to simplify and implement scalable integrations and workflows in the cloud. In this session we'll go in depth into the new Azure Logic Apps Standard platform and we'll see how to use a set of new features (currently in preview) for creating high performance low-code workflows for Dynamics 365 Business Central. We'll see how we can use Visual Studio Code for designing our stateless and stateful workflows, how to inject custom .NET code in actions where performances are poor, how to efficiently handle large batch data processing and how to design workflows for high throughput. This session will change the way you will design your Business Central future integrations! It will show you lots of new and upcoming features and it will provide tips and real-world scenarios for creating workflows that flies.


Stefano Demiliani

Microsoft MVP. Microsoft MCT. CTO for NAVLAB Group. Azure Solution Architect and DevOps Engineer. Microsoft MCSD, MCSA. Speaker, Trainer and Author.

Stefano Demiliani is a Microsoft MVP for Business Applications and for Azure, MCT, Azure Certified Solution Architect and DevOps Engineer and a long-time expert on different Microsoft technologies. He has a master's degree in computer engineering from Politecnico of Turin. He works as a CTO for EID/Navlab (Microsoft Partner in Italy) and he's frequently involved on helping customers on moving their business to the Azure cloud. He worked with Packt Publishing on many successful IT books related to Dynamics NAV, Dynamics 365 Business Central, Azure DevOps, Azure solution development and Power Platform. He's the author of the first Dynamics 365 Business Central Development guide. He's an administrators of the official Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central support forum and one of the main contributors (awarded as MS Dynamics Community Star from Microsoft). He’s a Microsoft Community Champion for Azure. He's the winner of the global "Tech Start of the Year" Digital Revolution Award 2023.