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: What's new in developer tools

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

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Hear about all the many new features and enhancements in the AL development story. We will talk to some of the larger investments from 2023 Release Wave 1, and cover the new 2023 Release Wave 2 in more detail.


Esben Nyhuus Kristoffersen is a principal architect on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central team. He has been working on the modern development story since the beginning and wrote the first lines of what would eventually become the new AL compiler. Prior to joining Microsoft, Esben had his own software company, developing project/time management software for Time/system International and later, a combined POS and online reservation system for bowling centers. With over 20 years of experience in software development, Esben has worked on various projects including Microsoft Business Framework (MBF) and Fenway. He later moved to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV team in 2006. Esben is an expert in his field and has been invited to speak at several conferences around the world.

Peter Borring

Program Manager, Microsoft

Peter has been with Microsoft since the acquisition of Navision in 2002, and has worked as a program manager in a number of areas and product lines throughout this time. He is currently a program manager on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central developer tools team, responsible for the AL language, Visual Studio Code tooling, AppSource and extensions.

Steffen Balslev

Engineering Manager - Business Central Developer Tools

Empowering every AL developer and BC organization on the planet to achieve more