The Total Economic Impact of Implementing SharePoint 2010

In a recent study Forrester Consulting interviewers revealed a number of valuable insights on the implementing SharePoint 2010 within these organizations. Key drivers for investing in SharePoint development in 2010 varied among the companies in the study, including the following: Achieving cost savings by consolidating enterprise functionality and implementing new capabilities offered by implementing SharePoint 2010. Companies in the study cited actual, or potential for, lower costs of software with the move to consolidate on the Microsoft... Read More →
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Does Apple use SharePoint?

No. But I bet they wished they did. I can just see Steve Jobs sitting in a chair thinking of the limitations he runs into every day knowing Microsoft SharePoint rivals any competitor. One of the most dominating platforms. ...but what is SharePoint? Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint 2010, your people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions....but why use SharePoint? The... Read More →
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The Benefits of Implementing SharePoint 2010 Using Office 365

    This week the release Office 365 was announced, and the global business community were informed of the positive impact it will have on the market, SharePoint customers, and our partners.     Today Office, Exchange, Lync and SharePoint provide the productivity backbone for many organizations. With these products, companies are already seeing great results and high ROI.     With Office 365 it was announced that the next step in the future of productivity would be bringing together these capabilities in an always-up-to-date cloud service.  It... Read More →
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SharePoint 2010 Search Engine Optimization - SEO Tips from SharePoint Experts

Implementing SharePoint 2010 for an Internet facing site that is Search Engine Optimizated (SEO) can be challenging, but is very important. Who doesn’t want their sites to be visited by more people? SEO is not a very simple task and the rules are constantly changing, it needs to be planned at the very beginning during you SharePoint design phase.  I worked on many sites before, different topics, but they all landed into the first page of search engine results for certain keywords. I didn’t use any black hat tricks in my work, they might have... Read More →
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SharePoint UI Design driving business value and efficiency

Implementing SharePoint UI Design based on information worker functional input is key to driving business efficiency with SharePoint.  For many years SharePoint didn't have strong capabilities to modify and enhance the user experience..  SharePoint 2010 breaks the mold so we can fully customize the user experience to drive both early user buy-in and high post implementation user acceptance.  The company I started 10 years ago embraces this approach by leveraging these new capabilities to help our customers get the most out of SharePoint. ... Read More →
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SharePoint help is here at last - get end user training now in Chicago!

SharePoint help is here at last! If you are going to be in Chicago January 19th and 20th you will get the most comprehensive end user training available!  This is a two (2) day end user  training class that introduces intermediate and advanced concepts for users to create, manage and develop sites.  This class is being built from the ground up based on direct customer issues and requests taken from our industry leading SharePoint Support Services (S3) group. The content is targeted to what most companies experience versus getting the generic... Read More →
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SharePoint 2010 User Training from the SharePoint Experts

SharePoint help is here at last!  SharePoint 2010 User Training is an extensive 2 day class that introduces SharePoint 2010 basics,  intermediate and advanced concepts for users to create, manage and develop sites.  This class is being built from the ground up based on direct customer issues and requests taken from our industry leading SharePoint Support Services (S3) group. The content is targeted to what most companies experience versus getting the generic approach.  This is not the standard powerpoint presentation and text book training... Read More →
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Migration to SharePoint 2010: Working in Phases

Migrating to SharePoint 2010 can seem like an overwhelming task.  How can any IT department be expected to cut over the entire SharePoint implementation to SharePoint 2010 in one weekend?  The reality is, you don't need to.  With SharePoint 2010 requiring SQL 2008 and 64-bit hardware, many companies will find that they need to bring in new hardware to make a migration possible.That being said, your new SharePoint implementation can happen gradually.  When phased appropriately,  companies implementing SharePoint 2010 can stretch their... Read More →
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Planning and supporting a SharePoint 2010 implementation or upgrade

When implementing SharePoint 2010, there is more to consider than the hardware upgrades needed to run the updated version.  While there are many SharePoint 2010 benefits, it is important to plan the upgrade all the way through.  To help you through this process, let's take a look at a five common pitfalls.1. SharePoint 2010 is an applicationIt seems like a common one, but it's true.  SharePoint is an application and as such is subject to the same review process as any other software being brought into the organization.  It must be analyzed for ... Read More →
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Recruiting SharePoint Experts

First of all I am so new to SharePoint that when I first started two weeks ago I had not a clue what SharePoint even was.  I mean the first day I started this job I was calling SharePoint, "SharePlan" and someone finally asked me what the heck I was talking about.  After I researched SharePoint and was trained on it, I started in the HR department.So this week I want to talk about my experience in HR and a little bit about SharePoint Jobs.  It is truly difficult to find qualified SharePoint Developers and SharePoint Experts.  Through hours of... Read More →
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Wiki in SharePoint 2010

Being that I am a novice in creating anything in SharePoint 2007, and would not consider myself to be "technically inclined" I would have never imagined being thrown into a solo project of creating a wiki in SharePoint 2010. None the less, here I am.  I am putting together a Wiki to manage all metadata found in the client's Buisiness Intelligence reporting system, and learning tons along the way.  At IncWorx Consulting, I am fortunate enough to work with some of the best SharePoint consultants in Chicago, and therefore had a reputation to... Read More →
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IncWorx Consulting's SharePoint Jobs and company promotions - Kelly Oles

IncWorx Consulting, a Chicago SharePoint Consulting company, hires and welcomes Kelly Oles as a Sales and Marketing executive.  Kelly is a recent graduate from Oakland University and will be working on sales, marketing and events with our business development group.  Kelly will be instrumental in promoting our packaged services offerings, including: SharePoint Support Services (S3) as well as the Microsoft SharePoint Deployment and Planning Services (SDPS).  She will have territory responsibiltiies with our clients in Chicago, Boston, Dallas,... Read More →
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What does it take to support SharePoint?

SharePoint is about the most enterprise level systems Microsoft has released. The idea of one person supporting it is challenging, yet many people I discuss this topic with still think it's possible. IncWorx Consulting is a Chicago Microsoft Gold Partner that works with midsize and large scale customers based in the United States, it's obvious to our customers that SharePoint requires a team of 3-5 people to support it, let's take a look at why.These are the technologies that most companies will use when running SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint... Read More →
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