NAV Techdays was held last week in Antwerp, and it was (again) a fantastic event. With 953 attendees from 42 countries it was a fully packed event. At the preconference day, there were 13 workshops attended by 180 people. It was really exciting to meet so many people who are passionate about Microsoft Dynamics NAV and share experiences and knowledge. The organization of such a big event is not that easy, but everything was smooth and well organized. Even the room cards in the conference hotel were printed with the NAV Techdays theme!
Photos of the conference can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/navtechdays/albums
Together with Mark Brummel (www.nav-skills.com) we held a session about web services. And it was really fun to prepare and demonstrate a number of useful web services. Based on the response, the demos were very much appreciated by the audience.
By the way, these web services were also demonstrated at Directions EMEA and US. But at NAV Techdays the sessions are longer and we used that to dive more into the code.
At this point I also want to thank Gary Winter who first came up with the idea to present really useful web services as part of the MVP track at Directions.
The complete code of the demos are available to download here.
DISCLAIMER All code is free to use, without warranty or support. Maybe, maybe, there will be a training on web services and Dynamics NAV somewhere next year.
However, only providing the code doesn’t feel right. I also want to explain more in detail how these demos work. So I plan a series of posts, one demo per post.
The series will be as follows:
- Part 1: The basic pattern to call any REST web service
- Part 2: Verify e-mail address
- Part 3: Generate bar code
- Part 4: Send SMS
- Part 5: Docusign integration
- Part 6: Office 365 Inbox
- Part 7: Call NAV web service
Have fun following the series. I hope you get enough inspiration out of this.