PrintVis Sales Manager John Mullins is in Las Vegas this week, along with colleague Helle Vogt Mikkelsen, to connect with Partners and try to get an idea of what Microsoft has in store for its Dynamics 365 Business Central product line.
The annual conference provides a professional venue where Dynamics partners can collaborate, form alliances, and grow closer to each other and to Microsoft. PrintVis is one of many ISV’s (independent software vendors) in attendance.
After the first few hours of the conference it seems a big push is being made on GP Partners, to move them into the Business Central world. I’ve already seen lots of discussion and interviews on stage with companies that have done this.
There is also much emphasis on moving to extensions and only using AL as a development language – since C/AL is going away. You can read more about that here.
Notably, they seem to have relaxed the long-held stance for Partners to focus on a vertical. This is likely because the nature of the product (Business Central) will basically demand that on its own, so Microsoft doesn’t actually need to force it.