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Upcoming Microsoft Azure and Dynamics CRM Online Training from Opsgility

We have a great schedule of upcoming instructor-led training focused on Azure and Dynamics CRM Online.
Registration is now open on our training schedule page.

Questions? Please contact us


Course Dates & Time Location Price
Azure Governance Webinar 10/12/2016 11AM CST Virtual FREE
Developing Enterprise Cloud Solutions with Azure 11/7 – 11/11 – 9AM – 5PM CST Virtual $2,399
Designing and Implementing IoT Solutions 11/9 – 11/11 – 9AM – 5PM PST Microsoft, Bellevue, WA $1,795
Architecting Azure IaaS and Hybrid Solutions 12/5 – 12/7 – 9AM – 5PM CST Microsoft, Irving, TX $1,795
Dynamics CRM Online Customization and Configuration 12/12 – 12/15 – 9AM – 5PM CST Virtual $1,495

Come and meet us at Microsoft Ignite!


The Opsgility team will be at Ignite!!!

Stop by the expo hall (booth #134) to discuss some of the many options we have available to prepare your company for the Microsoft Cloud!

Enterprise readiness takes time to plan, if you would like to schedule a meeting ahead of time contact us at

Let us know and we’ll be happy to setup some time!

Hope to see you there!
The Opsgility Team

Dynamics CRM Online Training now Available

If your organization uses Dynamics CRM Online we have the training for you! We have two new classes authored by Microsoft MVP Britta Scampton

Getting Started with Dynamics CRM Online

To accelerate adoption and to make your team more efficient our Getting Started with Dynamics CRM online class is the perfect starting point. This class is targeted at end users and  IT Professionals that are new to Dynamics CRM Online.

In addition to increasing your teams skill level it will also help prepare them for exams:

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Sales – MB2–713
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Customer Service – MB2–714

This class can be delivered onsite at your location or is available self-paced on-demand through our online training service. For more details see the agenda: Getting Started with Dynamics CRM

Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration

This class is designed for IT Professionals or Developers that are responsible for configuration of a Dynamics CRM Online deployment. This class can also help you prepare for the following certification exam:

  • Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration–MB2–712

This class can be delivered onsite at your location or is available self-paced on-demand through our online training service. For more details see the agenda: Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration

If you are interested in scheduling one or more deliveries please contact us at or you can start a 7 day free trial today to take the classes online.


Azure Advanced Data Center Bootcamp class now available

In the past 6 months we have taught over 7,500 students worldwide our Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service Training. The widespread adoption of Azure is clearly accelerating into more advanced workloads.

To manage these workloads and to start implementing Azure at scale a new set of skills are needed.

These involve planning for Azure Governance – to ensure that you still have control over your data center, even if it does happen to reside in the cloud. Another key skill is advanced networking. Efficient routing and configuration of virtual firewalls to protect your workloads is critical as more important as sensitive workloads make their way into Azure. Other important skills are hybrid management and monitoring as well as implementing a dependable and understandable plan for business continuity.

With these goals in mind, the experts here at Opsgility have developed the next wave of Azure training to take your infrastructure teams to the next level. We call it the: “Azure Advanced Datacenter Boot camp”.

This class is a full 5 day instructor-led class that focuses on the following topics:

  • Azure Governance in the Enterprise
  • Advanced Azure Networking
  • Implementing Monitoring and Automation with Operations Management Suite
  • Business Continuity with Site Recovery and Backup

The target audience for this class are IT Professionals that have significant experience with Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service. So if you can deploy and configure virtual machines, virtual networks, automate workloads with the command line or templates and need to move to the next level this is the class for you.

The full agenda for the class is online now:

This class is now available to schedule for private deliveries. An open enrollment schedule will be announced soon.

If you are interested in learning more about this class you can contact us at or email me directly at


NEW CLASS! Dynamics CRM Online Customization and Configuration


We are excited to announce the publication of our latest online, on-demand course, Dynamics CRM Online Customization and Configuration, by Opsgility author and Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP, Britta Scampton.

In this course, you will build on the knowledge gained from the Getting Started with Dynamics CRM course, and dive into the array of options available for tailoring Dynamics CRM to the specific needs of an organization. Upon completion of this course students will have hands on experience customizing and automating Dynamics CRM as well as applying proper security and packaging their customizations for transfer to other CRM environments and organizations.

For more information on this course, including a full agenda, please click here.  This course is also available for dedicated, instructor-led delivery.  Please contact us for more information.

Learn how to Implement Office 365 With Our New Online Course!

Check out the latest online, on-demand offering from Opsgility by Opsgility author Ben Stegink:

Implementing Office 365 – Requirements and Getting Started

This course gives you an introduction to Microsoft’s Office 365 offering and the core services offered within. This course begins by walking you some of the planning and considering that goes into creating your tenant and will walk you through all the steps of getting your tenant up and running. This course will get you well on your way to earning your MCSA: Office 365. The course outline is heavily geared towards preparing you for the topics covered in Microsoft’s 70-346.

You will find all the details for this course by clicking on the hyperlink above or by visiting

New Course! Azure Infrastructure as a Service with Resource Manager

Hot off the presses! We have a brand new course on Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with Resource Manager delivered by our own Steve Ross.

This course is meant for new users of Azure IaaS to learn how to deploy VMs using the Azure Resource Manager deployment model. 

Course Description:
This course provides an in-depth examination of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS); covering Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks starting from introductory concepts through advanced capabilities of the platform. The student will learn best practices for configuring virtual machines for performance, durability, and availability using features built into the platform. This course is designed using the Azure Resource Manager architecture and does not focus on the Azure Classic Architecture.

Course Modules:

  • Module 1: Azure Virtual Machines
  • Module 2: Virtual Machine Storage
  • Module 3: Virtual Machine Networking
  • Module 4: Implementing Hybrid Connectivity
  • Module 5: Managing Virtual Machines with Resource Manager

Upcoming Virtual Deliveries – Dynamics CRM Online and Azure!

We have several new open enrollment virtual deliveries coming up focused on Azure Developer and CRM Online (Developers, Administrators, and End Users).

If you are interested in a private delivery of any of these courses or any other training on Microsoft Cloud Technologies please .

Course Audience Dates
Microsoft Azure for the Enterprise – Free Webinar Technical Decision Makers and IT Professionals 4/28/2016 (1 hour)
Developing Enterprise Cloud Solutions with Azure .NET Developers 6/13/2016 – 6/16/2016 (4 days)
Dynamics CRM Online Customization and Configuration Dynamics CRM Online Administrators 6/13/2016 – 6/15/2016 (3 days)
Dynamics CRM Online Customization and Configuration Dynamics CRM Online End Users 6/27/2016 – 6/29/2016 (3 days)
Dynamics CRM Online for Developers .NET and Dynamics CRM Online Developers 6/27/2016 – 6/29/2016 (3 days)

New Azure AD Course

We have just launched a new course focused on Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). This is a very hands-on course, with 7 hands-on labs that explore many of the key features of Azure AD and Azure AD Premium. Try it out and let us know what you think!

Course Agenda

Module 1: Introduction to Azure AD

  •  Lab 0: Create a Lab VM for the Course (optional) and download Student Files
  •  Lab 1: Creating an Azure AD Tenet and setting the Default Directory of a Subscription

Module 2: Azure AD integration with Active Directory

  • Lab 2: Integrating an Azure AD with an On-Premise Active Directory via AD Connect

Module 3: Simplify User Access to Cloud Applications

  •  Lab 3: Enabling the use of SaaS applications through Password Single Sign-On

Module 4: Empower Users and Protect sensitive data and applications

  • Lab 6: Empowering Users through self-service Password Resets
  • Lab 7: Implement Multi-Factor Authentication to the My Applications Portal

Module 5: Introduction to Preview Features of AzureAD B2C and Domain Services