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.


Microsoft presents: Cloud Migration - For beginners

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

Are your customers asking you about moving their Business Central environment to the cloud? Do you want to learn how to use the built-in migration tools in Dynamics 365 Business Central to make the migration easy and secure? If so, join us for this breakout session where we will cover: - Preparation steps to prepare your customer's on-premise environment for the migration to the cloud - A step-by-step guide on how to set up, run, and complete the migration - An overview of common pitfalls and frequently asked questions, including some best practices from expert partners By the end of this session you will have a clear understanding of how to use the cloud migration tooling in Business Central and the benefits of moving to the cloud. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to our experts.


Joost Bulsink

Program Manager

Program Manager for the Dynamics 365 Business Central Control Plane team at Microsoft.

Nikola Kukrika

Principal Software Engineer

Nikola has joined Microsoft 2007, right after the graduation. He has worked as part of the Client team on the first version of Role Tailored Client and later the first version of Web and SharePoint clients. After the NAV 2013 release, Nikola has joined the application team and was working on APIs and Integrations, Finance area, currently his focus is on driving Upgrade, Cloud Migration and effort on AL test tooling.

Riccardo Cannistrà

Software Engineer, Microsoft

Riccardo joined Microsoft in 2017, and since then has been working as a software engineer for the Dynamics 365 Business Central Control Plane team. His areas of expertise include a broad range of technologies and services within the Azure stack. He actively contributes to the development and maintenance of the .NET Core based microservices that build the Control Plane layer of the Business Central SaaS platform. Lately, he has worked on several features available in the Admin Center and the underlying APIs, including improvements to updates scheduling, update window, logging of administrative operations and environment soft-deletion.