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Directions EMEA 2021

Running SQL in a container and connecting Business Central to it

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021 | From: 14:45:00 to 15:30:00 | Room: CORAL 3 | Session Owner:

More and more people are using Docker for Business Central in a variety of ways: Setting up a local development environment, spinning up containers for CI/CD or even running them in production. But they are either using the SQL Server in the Business Central container or a non-containerized SQL system. Wouldn’t it be great if you could apply the benefits of containerization to SQL as well, but connect multiple BC containers to one SQL container? In this session, you will get an introduction to how this works and see with a couple of demos how you can actually do it


Tobias Fenster

Tobias Fenster

CTO - Cosmo Consult

Bio: Tobias Fenster started as a developer in the 1990s. Holding different positions including Head of Technical Consulting and Head of Development before becoming CTO for a Dynamics 365 BC ISV, Tobias is now the CTO for the COSMO CONSULT group. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and holds dual Microsoft MVP awards for Business Applications and Azure. He is blogging on, where he writes about Business Applications, Docker and Windows Containers, but also tooling like Azure DevOps, Visual Studio Code and infrastructure automation. His other focus is Azure, mainly around container environments and SQL.