Directions EMEA 2019

Update 2021/2/10: Microsoft stopped creating images for Docker in the summer of 2020. We now publish artifacts, which can be used to spin up containers and BcContainerHelper has replaced NavContainerHelper. This blog post reflects the old way of using NAV/BC on Docker and references NavContainerHelper, which is outdated.

Vienna is the place to be next week for NAV and Business Central professionals. Directions EMEA 2019 start Wednesday and runs through Friday.


This year seven is my lucky number, as I will be appearing in sessions a total of 7 times. If you want to avoid my sessions, then the following sessions are the ones you shouldn’t join… – if you end up joining any of the sessions, I will do my utmost to make sure you don’t waste your time.

Wednesday 14:15 in HALLE1 – MSBK039: Getting Started with Containers

This session is for people who are new to Docker or people who have experienced issues running Docker. I will have some tips and tricks for how you can get started with Containers.

Wednesday 17:30 in HALLB – MSBK041: Getting the Most Out of Containers

This session is for people who have been running Docker for some time, but would like some tips and tricks on what containers can do for them.

Thursday 14:45 in HALLE1 – MSBK026: Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment with Azure DevOps

Really looking forward to host this session together with Christian Heide Damm, where we will try to paint a picture of how our partners can setup CI/CD to increase developer productivity, product quality and customer happiness.

Thursday 16:00 in L2 – MSTH143: Visual Studio Code and AL Language

In this Town Hall, we will try to answer your burning questions on how to develop apps for Business Central using Visual Studio Code and the AL Language.

Friday 10:45 in N – MSWS106: Setting Up CI/CD on Azure DevOps

If you found the CI/CD session on Thursday exciting, then this workshop will take you through how you can setup CI/CD for your own project.

Friday 13:30 in L2 – MSTH113: Town Hall: Your Solution Roadmap to SaaS

In this Town Hall, we will try to answer your burning questions about the lifecycle of an app. From designing and developing to running and upgrading. Versioning, dependencies, packaging, testing and AppSource submission.

Friday 14:30 in HALLC – MSTH123: Meet the MVPs

In this Town Hall, you will have the opportunity to meet some the the Microsoft MVPs visiting Directions EMEA 2019 and ask them questions on how they see the world. My role is purely hosting and I will try to say as little as possible.


Even though I am really looking forward to this week, I also know that Friday at 15:30 – I will say: Thank God It’s Friday and be on my way to the airport. The week following Directions is autumn vacation in Denmark – looking forward to spend some days with my family.

See you in Vienna!

Freddy Kristiansen
Technical Evangelist

4 thoughts on “Directions EMEA 2019

    • All Microsoft images are hosted on, which is a secure location and every image we push to that, will be checked for Virus etc. before being made available for download. We cannot check the host, but the containers should be fine.,


    • I read some more about this, and it seems like this worm only targets Linux and furthermore (as I understand it) will inject a layer when building images.
      We are Windows and we are not building images – we are using pre-built images. The only machines building images are our servers, which are secure. (I cannot even access the build servers)


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