Microsoft Consulting Services


Throughout the Silicon Valley and beyond, enterprise-level organizations that want to use Microsoft technology to solve business problems count on to Coyote Creek to get the job done. Clients appreciate how we leverage our 20+ years of experience to successfully complete their Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and other Microsoft projects on time, on budget and on target to meet their needs.

While Coyote Creek is capable of delivering a project alone, we prefer to collaborate with your in-house IT team. Why? Because after the project is done you may end up owning, operating and administering the environment. If your team helped with its construction, they’ll be more prepared to take over after it has launched. Contact us Today!




San Francisco Bay Area based Coyote Creek provides expert guidance for the optimum use of Microsoft technology in the enterprise. Whether you need help architecting on-premise solutions, migrating to the cloud or creating a hybrid, we can help. Options include Office 365 consulting, SharePoint consulting, Exchange consulting, Lync consulting and more.



From installations to conversions and upgrades, Coyote Creek’s proven project methodology reduces risk and ensures on-time and on-budget project completion. As Microsoft Gold Partners with 20+ years of Microsoft experience, we know the products extremely well. Whether you need an Exchange upgrade, Office 365 installation or anything else, count on us to get the job done right.

Trouble Shooting

Trouble Shooting

As Microsoft consultants, Coyote Creek helps clients solve the nagging, intermittent and mysterious problems that drive IT teams crazy. Our root cause analysis methodology is the key. Call us in for the hard stuff (or the easy stuff – we don’t mind) and we’ll find the problem, fix it and prevent it from happening again.

Remote Monitoring & Management

Remote Monitoring & Management

Tired of managing your IT environment in-house? Finding that your team members are so busy with project work that your system’s operation and proactive maintenance is being neglected? Take advantage of Coyote Creek’s Remote Monitoring and Management service, and let us keep things up to date and running smoothly for you.



Exchange is an enterprise email system that helps users manage communications across multiple devices. With an inbox that focuses on the most relevant and important messages, and rules that match how each user works, it’s easy to get more done. Plus, Exchange’s administration tools and built-in protection against viruses, spam and data loss ensures you remain in control.


Help people connect, with the Lync communications platform. Send instant messages. See if your contact is available. Have audio calls, video calls and online meetings. Take advantage of advanced call features (such as team ring and call delegation) and more. All accessed through a consistent, familiar interface, on a program that easily integrates with other Office programs.

Office 365

With Office 365 you can move to the cloud on your terms, tailoring your services to meet your needs. Get the familiar Office suite experience across most devices. Empower your teams with file sharing, file storage, online meetings, real-time coauthoring and more. All while enjoying 99.9% uptime, cutting-edge security, safeguarded privacy and 24/7 phone support.

SQL Server

Make better decisions faster, with SQL Server, a complete data platform with online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics capabilities. Get industry-leading security, high availability and disaster recovery, an easy on-ramp to the cloud, and the ability to exponentially accelerate the performance of your mission-critical applications.


Hybrid Office 365 Exchange Deployment

Pros & Cons of a Full 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 all directories and authentication. Partial hybrid solution, with Active Directory (AD) synchronizations on premises and everything else in the cloud.… read more

Rebuilding Microsoft Exchange

Case Study: 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 Microsoft Exchange completely. They called us to help them do so. Problem: A repair reinstall broke the offline address book… 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 times it’s an “Office 365 Adoption Offer” or “Microsoft FastTrack funds.” Whatever Microsoft calls it, it’s essentially free money for… read more

hybrid exchange solution

Hybrid Exchange Solution Deployment Using Okta Provisioning

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 staged migration. This company already has an existing Office 365 tenant which they’ve only been using for SharePoint and to… read more

Monitoring Microsoft Exchange

Monitoring Microsoft Exchange is Vital

 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 that this does not happen, monitoring Microsoft Exchange is vital. Here are the top five things that we recommend that… read more

Exchange security

Validating Your Ability to Restore an Exchange Backup

Exchange Backup By Romeo Cavestany Systems Engineer What’s worse than having your Exchange system crash? Having your Exchange system crash and discovering in the midst of this disaster that you can’t restore it from your backup. After all, it’s not enough to have a backup system in place. You also need to test and validate that you can, indeed, use an Exchange backup to restore it. As with many disaster recovery scenarios, prior planning and… read more