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More Best Practices for Outlook Calendars

Outlook

By Ryan Johnson, Systems Engineering Manager and Dave Booth, Senior Engineer In our previous post on “2 Things to Avoid when Creating Meetings in Outlook Calendars,” we warned about the dangers of booking recurring meetings that extend out more than one year, and re-purposing old meetings instead of creating new ones. In this post we’ll… read more

Creating a Great LinkedIn Profile that Gets Found

LinkedIn

By Nikki Motas Senior Technical Recruiter As a technical recruiter, one of the tools that I rely on is LinkedIn. I use LinkedIn to proactively find job candidates who might not be actively looking for a new position, and I use it to get a fuller picture of those who have reached out to us… read more

Using HipChat to Improve Operational Effectiveness

HipChat

By Neivath Cheung Systems Engineer Like many teams in the IT world, the members of Coyote Creek’s Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) practice are quite spread out geographically. We’ve got team members located everywhere from California and New York to Florida and Asia. Needless to say, there’s no break room in which we can all… read more

2 Things to Avoid when Creating Meetings in Outlook Calendars

Outlook

By Ryan Johnson, Systems Engineering Manager and Dave Booth, Senior Engineer If you interact with others on the job, chances are you often create meetings on your Outlook calendar, invite other attendees, and then rely on Outlook’s calendar function to track invitation responses and translate things across time zones. Which is great—unless something goes wrong… read more

Things to Consider When Setting Up JIRA Data Center

JIRA

Things to Consider When Setting Up JIRA Data Center By Dave Theodore Atlassian Team Manager JIRA, Atlassian’s development tool for Agile teams, is available in the Cloud as well as in two on-prem versions: JIRA Server and JIRA Data Center. JIRA Server is just that—one server that does everything. JIRA Data Center is a multi-server… read more

4 Best Practices for Microsoft Exchange Security

Microsoft Exchange

4 Best Practices for Microsoft Exchange Security By Mohan Reddy Senior Systems Engineer     For most organizations, Microsoft Exchange is a mission-critical system. Maintaining security is absolutely vital. To do so, here are four Exchange security best practices that we recommend: Enforce the use of complex passwords. While this is obviously an issue for… read more

See You at DevOxx!

DevOxx

See You at DevOxx!  By Dave Theodore Atlassian Team Manager If you’re a developer, chances are DevOxx, the annual conference that’s by and for developers, is already on your calendar. With over 200 sessions to choose from, this year’s event, which will be held March 21 to 23 at the San Jose Convention Center, truly… read more

Spring 2017 Networking & Recruiting Event

Recruiting

Spring 2017 Networking & Recruiting Event Coyote Creek’s Contract Services division held another successful networking and recruiting event last Thursday, March 2, 2017. Many came out to Massimo’s Restaurant in Fremont to meet others in the tech industry, as well as hear about the new opportunities for which we’re currently recruiting. If you’re currently interested… read more

Coyote Creek Donates to San Jose Flood Victims

Back in 1998 when we first decided to start an IT consulting firm to help enterprises address their technology needs, choosing a name for our venture was easy. We named our firm Coyote Creek Consulting, after the river that flows through the Santa Clara Valley area in which we are based. Last month, when our… read more

Passing the JIRA Certification Exam

JIRA

Passing the JIRA Certification Exam By David Sokolowski Atlassian Solutions Architect Last year Atlassian announced that it would be offering an Administration Certification for both JIRA and Confluence, as well as a preparation course for the Certification exam. As an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner, Coyote Creek Consulting has set a goal of having all of… read more