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Pros & Cons of a Full Hybrid Office 365 Exchange Deployment

Hybrid Office 365 Exchange Deployment

Hybrid Office 365 Exchange Deployment By Dan Knowlden Senior Systems Engineer If you’re considering a Hybrid Office 365 deployment for your Exchange system, you have some important decisions to make regarding how to structure things. This is because there are three different ways that Office 365 Exchange can be deployed: Everything in Office 365, including… read more

Case Study: Rebuilding Microsoft Exchange

Rebuilding Microsoft Exchange

Rebuilding Microsoft Exchange By: Ryan Skarra-Gallagher Senior Systems Engineer Background Earlier this year Coyote Creek was contacted by a mid-sized East Coast financial services provider that’s been running an on-premise installation of Microsoft Exchange 2013. Something had gone wrong with their Exchange system, and now Microsoft had told them that the best solution was rebuilding… read more

PowerShell Script to Clear Stale Locks on SharePoint Documents

Powershell Script

 PowerShell Script By Stephen Westerfield Senior Systems Engineer It’s a problem that SharePoint Administrators run into more often than they’d like to: Someone needs to use a document, but when they go to open it they get an error message saying that the file is locked for shared use by another user. Now it’s up… read more

Why Coyote Creek No Longer Accepts Microsoft Development Funds

Microsoft Development Funds  By Kevin Szady Director of Technical Services Over the past few years Microsoft has periodically run promotional programs whereby they give selected customers who meet specific purchase requirements free funding to help with the implementation of Office 365. Sometimes this financial assistance has been referred to as “ Microsoft development funds,” other… read more

Hybrid Exchange Solution Deployment Using Okta Provisioning

hybrid exchange solution

Hybrid Exchange Solution By Ron Erlandson Senior Systems Engineer Background: A migration to Office 365 I’ve been working on a project for a client that is migrating from on-premise Exchange to the Exchange Online in Office 365. To get from Point A to Point B they are implementing a Hybrid Exchange Solution and doing a… read more

Monitoring Microsoft Exchange is Vital

Monitoring Microsoft Exchange

 Monitoring Microsoft Exchange By Ryan Johnson, Systems Engineering Manager and Brad Bolton, Systems Engineer Microsoft Exchange is a business-critical application. If it goes down, no one will be able to send email, receive email, or access their calendars…which means that everyone in the company from the clerks to the CEO will be screaming. To ensure… read more

Outlook Calendars Best Practices Pt 2

Outlook calendars best practices

Outlook Calendars Best Practices 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.… read more

Things to Avoid when Creating Meetings in Your Outlook Calendar

Outlook calendar

Outlook Calendar 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 the Outlook calendar function to track invitation responses and translate things across time zones. Which is great—unless… read more

Switching from Microsoft to Atlassian as a Senior Systems Engineer

Atlassian

My Experiences Switching from Microsoft to Atlassian as a Senior Systems Engineer By Ryan Skarra-Gallagher Senior Systems Engineer     For over 15 years my systems engineering work has focused exclusively on Microsoft products. I have worked with everything from Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint and SQL to the Systems Center suite of software, all of… read more