How to tell if a server is virtual or physical

Today we will go over a quick tip to find out if a server is virtual or physical. Open PowerShell and run the following: get-wmiobject win32_computersystem | fl model IncWorx Consulting is a leading Microsoft Partner focusing on SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint Support, SharePoint Application Development and .Net Development. Read More →
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Current SharePoint Consulting Work in 2013

IncWorx has done a ton of IT consulting work all across the United States with SharePoint and .NET. Below is some of the work we have already started doing in  2013.   Idaho Power in Boise, ID. High level InfoPath form development and custom workflows in Moss 2007.  We competed with Hitachi Consulting and Bridge Point to win this engagement.    Wisconsin Physician Health Services out of Madison, WI Configure site and people search, configure Active Directory synchronization, configure Tivoli Access Manager synchronization , Install and... Read More →
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SharePoint Snapshot: Back to basics

Companies vary widely in their need and understanding of SharePoint services. With all of the various languages, frameworks, object models, and tools to build scalable distributed web applications on the SharePoint 2010 development platform, it could be hard to know where to start. While most people who visit our site may know what SharePoint is, and are familiar with our products and services. I think there may be people out there who may still be new to SharePoint and not know what IncWorx has to offer. If that’s you, here’s a snapshot. Fun... Read More →
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SharePoint: 4 Things to Keep Your Eye On

Welcome to 2013! I wanted to start off the New Year with something I hope you might find interesting and valuable. I’m always interested in gaining an understanding of how our clients leverage SharePoint given the amount of different SharePoint environments we work in. So I thought I would share some perspective on where our clients are heading with SharePoint and what they find value in.  Here are 4 things we did recently that stand out: 1)  Migrate to SharePoint 2013.  This has been a popular topic of conversation for our Clients wanting to... Read More →
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SharePoint Consultant Washington D.C.

I have a Sr. SharePoint Consultant that is available June 11th 2012. If interested please contact me at 847-839-9679 profile below: SUMMARY Randy has 18 years of professional experience in the IT industry as a senior technical consultant and lead developer. He provided IT services to the areas that include business management consulting, financial analysis, marketing analysis and development, government administration, sales and customer support, and public relations management. He is a Microsoft Certified Specialist on SharePoint 2007 & 2010... Read More →
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Microsoft Access and SharePoint

Microsoft Access 2010 and SharePoint 2010With Access 2010 you can move your table to SharePoint 2010 and have user forms show up in SharePoint as well.  One thing to note is that forms need to be created as Access web forms.  This makes it so, for one, SharePoint can use these forms and two, it relies on the new Access Data Macros to drive the behaviors.  Below is a nice diagram I found depicted the connection between Access and SharePoint 2010.Let's take a closer look at how this all works!Open Access and go to your database you want to send... Read More →
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Microsoft Confirms Windows 8 Public Beta For Febuary 2012

During a San Francisco developers event held on Tuesday, Microsoft confirmed that it will release a public beta for Windows 8 in late February 2012 instead of the early January date indicated by a recently road map. The news arrived as Antoine Leblond VP of Windows Web services, introduced the upcoming Windows Store to the press.So far the new tablet-console-friendly OS seems to be on track for a full retail release in Fall 2012 based on the beta's February launch. Given that Microsoft released a public beta of Windows 7 back in January 2009,... Read More →
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Fixing ambiguous assembly references in SharePoint

 Here's an error that can show up in SharePoint from time to time, usually when you're developing a custom solution or installing one: The type '<type>' is ambiguous. It could come from assembly '<some_assembly>' or from assembly '<some_other_assembly>'This usually happens when there are two versions of the same assembly that loaded in .NET, from the GAC or wherever they may be. One way to fix this is with an assembly binding redirection, added to web.config:<dependentAssembly>    <assemblyIdentity... Read More →
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What languages should be used when a SharePoint Developer is doing custom development?

In order to become a SharePoint Developer you must first be an ASP.Net developer who is comfortable in Visual Studio.  You will then be able to build the SharePoint development skills on top of the ASP.Net base.  You can also use SharePoint Designer and do alot of custom development without ever using Visual Studio and .Net code.  However if thats the case it is advised that you have a good understanding of HTML/CSS and XML for optimal gain.  In reality both scenarios are really necessary to be a complete SharePoint Developer.The reason why... Read More →
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SharePoint "File Not Found" Error

When you do SharePoint Support for long enough, you will encounter a lot of error messages. Some messages are helpful enough to identify the problem, but others are about as generic as they come. I recently received a lovely "File Not Found" from SharePoint after deploying a custom-developed solution into a production environment. Here's how I was able to resolve it.The curious thing about this particular error was that everything worked fine in the development environment, and I had double- and triple-checked the packaging to make sure all the... Read More →
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AvePoint Released DocAve 6 Public Beta

AvePoint released the DocAve 6 public beta that simplifies deployment, monitoring, and enforcement of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 governance policies.  It manages development and lets you test production farms with ease.  It also features a redesigned, ribbon based interface to simplify and automate SharePoint governance and management.  Key benefits of DocAve 6 include Increase Business Productivity, Reduce Total Cost of Ownership, Provides IT Assurance and Enable Security & Compliance for Business Content.  These benefits help deliver... Read More →
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Nintex and IncWorx Consulting Announce Partnership

Nintex and IncWorx Consulting Announce Partnership Two award winning SharePoint firms announce partnership today. This has been a partnership negotiation for over two years and terms and conditions were finalized 7/18/2010. “We are very excited to enter into this partnership with Nintex, their extensive workflow offerings give us a competitive advantage in the SharePoint market, special thanks to Catrina Sheputis for her patience and hard work in helping IncWorx and Nintex formalize this agreement” Michael Mayes Business Development Director... Read More →
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Chicago custom .net development and consulting

IncWorx Consulting offers a wide range of custom .net development consulting services.  We work with our clients on a staff augmentation basis with some of the best consultants located in Chicagoland and also have a full service project team who has lead technical architects, senior developers, PMs and QA.  All of our resources are on-shore with 10 out of 10 communication.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss further: paul.haynes (at) incworx.com or call me, 847-839-9679.   Read More →
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MVC Consultants in Chicago

While IncWorx Consulting is known for our award winning SharePoint practice, we also have a top notch custom development practice as well!  IncWorx has very senior developers and solution architects on the .NET side and we also have consultants with skills that are very difficult to find such as: experience with MVC 2 and 3, mobile development expertise, Windows Workflow, MVC, WPF, Silverlight, etc. Please contact me if you are looking for a strong MVC developer or another specialized developer you need!  paul.haynes@incworx.com Read More →
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How to customize a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Form

Customizing forms in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011There are two ways you can customize a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 form. The most common forms are the Lead, Account and Opportunity forms. One way to customize these forms is by making changes from the form itself, the other is from the Settings screens. This blog post will give you a step by step guide in how to edit Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 forms. (Only the person with the proper rights will be able to customize the fields within these forms. If options listed below do not appear within the... Read More →
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"401 unauthorized" error while browsing the SharePoint application from the server

A very common scenario I run into is when someone configures a SharePoint environment, creates the web application without issue, creates the site collection, assigns themself as a Site Collection Admin and gets a "401 Unauthorized" error on that SharePoint application. Before we start troubleshooting this issue as a SharePoint issue, let's rule out one simple thing, browsing on the local server.Consider this... You create a new web application using the NETBIOS name or host name of the machine, use any port, and you have no issues browsing... Read More →
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SharePoint mobile device compatibilities in the Higher Education vertical

Since most college students today are constantly attached to their cell phones, it was only logical to assume that SharePoint developers would eventually create mobile device compatibilities. These functionalities include most features of SharePoint and allow the user to access them on-the-go.Implementing SharePoint 2010 Workspace Mobile allows the user to browse document libraries and lists right from your phone! You can also open, edit, and sync documents directly for viewing or editing in the various mobile office apps like Word 2010, Excel... Read More →
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Indianapolis SharePoint Development

Finding quality SharePoint 2007 and 2010 developers can be quite a tricky task these days, and I'm sure that any company who has looked for one can attest to.  There are a couple of reasons why quality talent is so difficult to find.  First and foremost, the demand for SharePoint experts, including developers, far exceeds the supply and the injection of SharePoint experts into the market is not happening quickly enough.  So basically, the developers that do exists are very pricey, very busy, and can pick and choose which projects that they want... Read More →
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Chicago Microsoft Gold Partner: SharePoint Expert

IncWorx Consulting has been working with SharePoint since 1998, and was on the beta team for SharePoint 2003, 2007 & 2010 and continues to be the leader for SharePoint development today.  IncWorx's deep knowledge and experience covers all aspects of SharePoint 2007 & 2010, there is no other system integrator that has made the investment in SharePoint like IncWorx.  While others can install and handle 1 or 2 aspects of SharePoint, IncWorx handles the gamut, supporting all Enterprise level functionality, 3rd party tools and having a comprehensive... Read More →
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Expert SharePoint consultant available

As you know, "experts" are nearly impossible to find right now.  The majority of the experts in the market look good on paper, but after a brief conversation, it is quickly realized that they have no real world experience. Please give Michael a call at 847-839-9679 X 201 or shoot me an e-mail if you're interested in having an interview with the consultant to see if he is a good fit for any initiatives you may currently have. Introducing Michael S. - SENIOR SHAREPOINT DEVELOPER/ARCHITECTSUMMARYI am a Senior Consultant and Application Architect... Read More →
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