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.


Elevate Your DevOps Strategy and Processes with COSMO Alpaca

13:20 - 13:35 ISV Theatre Back to event schedule

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Unlock the power of modern Business Central implementation: streamline your projects with an all-in-one toolset designed for you! Discover how our cutting-edge implementation toolset can save time for consultants, developers, and project managers while enhancing quality and driving revenue growth. Master the art of tools, automation, and standardization, all with a focus on user-friendly solutions tailored to fit your needs. It's time to revolutionize your DevOps strategy and make your mark in the modern world!


Markus Lippert

Lead DevOps Engineer, COSMO CONSULT

Markus Lippert is working for COSMO CONSULT ( as a DevOps Engineer and technical lead for COSMO Alpaca. Born near Ulm in Germany, Markus got his master's degree in computer science and started as a developer for Business Software and .NET. After different positions with development and operations tasks, Markus became DevOps Engineer for COSMO CONSULT. He is blogging on, where he writes about DevOps, Windows Containers and cloud-native technologies, but also tooling like Visual Studio Code. His other focus is Azure, mainly around container orchestration and automation. When Markus isn't busy trying out new technologies, he also loves to work on his personal development by doing sports, hiking or reading.

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