At the end of July, more than 3,500 customers and partners packed the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, for the inaugural Microsoft Business Applications Summit—three days of learning and networking featuring 300+ breakout sessions and workshops, nearly 700 one-on-one ‘Ask the Expert’ meet-ups with technical experts, and dozens of community networking events.
At the heart of the conference was the opportunity to preview new and upcoming capabilities for Dynamics 365 and the Power platform (Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow)—updates that will help organizations across industries adapt to rapidly changing competitive environments.
We encourage you to explore the full library of conference sessions available on-demand—with 140 archived sessions available on-demand, we’re confident you’ll find content that fits your business focus or role. Get started with one of the several sessions that reveal the vision and roadmap for Microsoft Business Applications, then explore the full library organized by expertise and interest.
Opening Keynote – Digital transformation with Microsoft Business Applications
If you have time to watch just one video from the summit, this is a solid choice. With a room full of attendees at the Convention Center —and an additional thousands watching online—James Phillips, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Business Applications Group, hosted a sneak peek into the strategy and roadmap for business applications at Microsoft, as well as the latest innovations in AI and mixed reality, that will enable you to reimagine your business processes and accelerate your digital transformation journey.
Reminder: as a supplement to the keynote video, be sure to download the October 2018 Release Notes, a round-up of new features and capabilities on the way for Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and more.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central roadmap and overview
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central helps you connect your business, make smarter decisions and start and grow easily. Get an update on our key recent enhancements and roadmap for 2018, along with information to help prospects understand the value proposition, product experience and business outcomes enabled by the Business Central application.
Intelligent Edge, Intelligent Cloud, and Mixed Reality
This breakout session explores how spatial analytics can bring signals from physical workflows into Common Data Services for Apps, including data collected from head-mounted devices such as HoloLens as well as well as IoT devices. It’s a fascinating peek at how the era of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge is enabling a broad portfolio of devices that will blend more naturally into people’s lives, from smarter thermostats to hands-free, heads-up displays that let workers view and manipulate 3D data in context with physical objects and environments.
Microsoft PowerApps vision and roadmap
The way we build and customize applications is fundamentally changing. PowerApps is now the platform on which Dynamics 365 applications are natively built, an increasing number of Office 365 applications are easily customized, and organizations around the world are using to develop transformative standalone apps. Learn what the future holds for high-productivity app development, including a detailed look at where we’re going next for makers of canvas and model-driven apps in Microsoft PowerApps.
Power BI and the Future for Modern and Enterprise BI
Explore Power BI’s vision for unifying modern and enterprise BI and expanding self-service BI for big data, enabling you to build a data culture in your organization by empowering analysts and enabling agile enterprise BI.
Microsoft Flow vision and roadmap
Learn how Microsoft is modernizing business processes across productivity, CRM and ERP applications with Microsoft Flow, our workflow and business process management platform. This session covers the vision, both in terms of what’s available today and what’s coming next—providing a great overview of the connective glue used by end-users and developers alike for digital transformation, no matter what application they are using.
We’re just getting started….
The list above barely scratches the surface of great content from the summit. To help you find on-demand sessions that fit your interest and expertise, we’ve made it easy to filter sessions by your business focus, job focus, and products. So, if you are a business analyst for a systems integrator with an interest in Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll find sessions that should be particularly compelling.