This video was one of the sessions during our Event-Driven Microservices Conference 2020. At KML Vision we are building IKOSA, the next generation image data management and automated image analysis platform. Since we had the opportunity to design our platform from scratch, we decided to go for CQRS+ES enabled microservices using Axon Framework from the start. This talk describes our journey to develop a stable platform with microservices, CQRS+ES & Axon Framework and the major obstacles and learnings that came along underway. Starting from the effective fit of CQRS+ES with our domain, we will outline our architectural approach, learnings after the first release(s) and strategies to tackle challenges like consistency, cascading operations and replay-migrations.