Getting to know Paul Haynes

Hello, and welcome to my blog.  My name is Paul Haynes and I am a Senior Account Executive for IncWorx Consulting and work out of Indianapolis, IN.  I have been with IncWorx Consulting since March 2008 and focus on new business aquisition as well as account management.  Prior to joining IncWorx Consulting I worked as an Account Manager for Careerbuilder.com and before that I graduated from Valparaiso University with a degree in History.  In my role at IncWorx I work with companies who need outside assistance with Microsoft technologies such as... Read More →
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How should my company use SharePoint?

This is the million dollar question that pops up each day given the amount of work that IncWorx does in the SharePoint consulting world.  A number of companies who are in the beginning phases of implementing SharePoint know that the platform can do a ton of things...but they only know some of the basic functions (document management, sites, etc.).  I also run in to companies who have been using SharePoint for a long time, but know they're just scratching the surface and want to know more of what they can do/what they should do.  IncWorx... Read More →
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Proper approach for a SharePoint deployment

Given my role as an account executive at IncWorx, I interface with many customers that are looking at deploying a new SharePoint farm or migrating to a newer version.  One of the big things that sets IncWorx apart is our approach when it comes to these types of engagements.  It's important to properly plan in the beginning to ensure that your business realizes the full benefits of SharePoint and it doesn't become an unused platform that your IT staff is burdoned with supporting.  The approach below outlines the steps we generally follow in one... Read More →
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My 3 favorite things about SharePoint 2013

Here are my 3 favorite things about SharePoint 2013 (at this given moment).  In my role at IncWorx, I am focused on acquiring new customers and interfacing with existing customers.  I work with a lot of our SharePoint support customers and prospects and speak with them about things that are important to them or their users.  These 3 items are things that I see making an immediate impact for things people complain about in previous versions of SharePoint.    The Newsfeed.  This is probably the feature that I'm most excited about in... Read More →
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3 Tips for a successful SharePoint Deployment

While at the SharePoint conference in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, I attended an interesting session about planning for the lifecycle of SharePoint 2013.  The topic was interesting to me, as this is something that we help a number of our clients with.  Understanding where they're at today, where they want to be, and helping them determine a logical path for getting there without sacrificing user adoption (by throwing too many features out at once).  The speaker, Geoffrey Edge started off with a picture of a nasty looking toilet in the woods... Read More →
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Why people choose IncWorx for SharePoint Support Services (s3)

2012 has been a year of huge growth for IncWorx's SharePoint Support Services (s3) Program and has been the 3rd straight year of substantial growth.  The program started in 2008 with one client who took a chance and wanted a more personal alternative to Microsoft Premier Support, and has since grown to a roster of over 40 clients all leveraging IncWorx to fill their internal knowledge or resource gaps!  What we find when we're discussing our model with potential clients, is that they always say they wish they had known about IncWorx and the... Read More →
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BrandIt Screen Shots

For those that are interested in our SharePoint 2010 branding solution, BrandIt, I've attached a couple of screen shots below.  We have two major designs that are fully customizable (colors, logos, images) through an easy-to-use Style Sheet UI that we include in the package.  Both packages also include a set of branded web parts that enhance the functionality of SharePoint.  If you're interested in BrandIt as a solution for your organization, please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange a demo!  I can be reached at Brandit@incworx.com or... Read More →
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BrandIt Case Study: Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the premier teams in the NFL, based in Kansas City Missouri that have a multitude of business operational groups within their organization.  The Chiefs move fast both on the field and off, and when it comes to matching up technology with their business, they need high powered solutions.  The Chiefs implemented SharePoint 2010 to replace their old intranet to increase the ability to collaborate and share information across the organization and ultimately to make the business more efficient. Two big issues that... Read More →
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Auto Complete Web Part for SharePoint 2010

If you have been looking for an auto complete web part for SharePoint 2010 that requires zero coding, the auto complete web part that is part of IncWorx's BrandIt solution might be just the thing!  BrandIt has been in production for 2 months, after 6 months of beta, and the development team is heads down rolling out new web parts to accompany the solution.  This web part  is one that I have been excited about for a while.  As you can see below, the screen shot shows that I have started typing a name and have the letters "M" and "A" in the box... Read More →
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Recently Viewed Documents in SharePoint 2010

If you have been following our blog or have seen any other posts, you're probably very familiar with our new UI/UX package called BrandIt.  If you haven't been, BrandIt is an easy-to-deploy UI/UX package that includes a custom master page as well as Web Parts that were designed to help improve the user experience and bolster user adoption.  With BrandIt having been in production state since the end of March, our next phase is to roll out new web parts to continue to increase the usability of SharePoint.  Our most recent web part/functionality... Read More →
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SharePoint 2010 Interactive Tab Control Web Part

IncWorx recently launched a comprehensive branding package called "BrandIt" that includes a custom master page as well as 3 web parts.  I wanted to call out specifically one of the web parts that we include with the package, the web part is an interactive tab control.   This is one of my favorite web parts in BrandIt for a couple of reasons.  First off, this web part basiclally allows you to connect to multiple SharePoint lists and essentially lets you have them at your fingertips.  The cool thing is that this web part was built using jQuery,... Read More →
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SharePoint Support

Are you looking for a viable way to support SharePoint?  Has SharePoint grown to the extent that you have a lot of business requirements that you cannot fulfill, but you don't yet have the approval to hire a full time SharePoint admin?  Did you just lose your one and only person who was supporting SharePoint at your company and now you're scrambling to support SharePoint?  I have seen virtually all of the different scenarios mentioned above and many more that are extremely common.  Supporting SharePoint has been a pain that has been popping up... Read More →
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Automatic SharePoint Document Routing

IncWorx Consulting, traditionally a consulting services firm, just started rolling out products that address the needs that we hear all of the time from our customers.  One product in particular, RouteIt, helps users automatically route documents from a 'drop box' document library to the specific document library that it belongs to.  Our tool allows you to create rules based on the meta data of a document , similar to outlook's rules based routing, and will route documents instantly.  To add additional horsepower, there are tools that can be... Read More →
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Indianapolis SharePoint Support

Many companies in the Indianapolis area who are struggling to support SharePoint have limited options on companies that they can work with or resources that they can hire.  If internal staff is not up to speed, folks on the IT team can feel overwhelmed with supporting the platform as the demand from the business increases each day.  IncWorx Consulting offers an on-demand SharePoint Support model that alleviates the needs of people in situations described above.  IncWorx has been working with SharePoint since before the 2003 product was in beta... Read More →
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Accidentally delete a SharePoint 2010 Site Collection or Site?

I sure hope this does not happen to anyone, but if it does there is a way to restore them.  Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 rolled out a new feature (Site Recycle Bin) that allows you to quickly and easily restore a site or site collection that has been accidentally deleted.  With this new feature, you can do the restore without having to dig in to the backups.There has previously been a recycle bin option for lists, libraries, and documents but the new funtionality provides a bit more cushion for those still learning!  Read More →
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How to use SharePoint Support

As a Senior Account Executive here at IncWorx Consulting, I have a ton of conversations about our company's SharePoint Support program.  IncWorx is one of the top providers of support because we created the program to be the opposite of the support options that currently exist and people hate using. (We focus on good communication, getting you to the technical contact from the beginning and not wasting time with a non technical person walking you through a checklist, quick response times, etc).  One question that comes up a ton is "How would I ... 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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State and Federal Government Offices Leveraging Off-Shore IT Services

I received a very interesting email yesterday from a person at the State of Texas Education Department who thought I had a candidate that she was interested in for a business analyst role.  The email was clearly a mistake, but certainly caught my attention.  The Education Department had contacted different Staffing and Consulting firms with the requirements, and they had made their selection of candidates.  Their choice of candidate was what really blew me away.  This person was an offshore resource and their firm's telephone number required... 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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SharePoint Job Opportunities!

IncWorx is currently experiencing rapid growth and is seeking experience SharePoint Architects, Developers, and Administrators for full-time and contract positions with the opportunity to work from home as well.  Please contact me at 847-839-9679 and reference this blog post.  I would be happy to speak with you.  About IncWorx: IncWorx Consulting is one of the top SharePoint firms in the nation, winner of the 2010 SharePoint Partner of the Year Award, we work with clients like P&G, Rubbermaid, Fortune Brands, Sara Lee, Unilever, Lojack,... Read More →
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Successful Spring for IncWorx Consulting

As one of the premier SharePoint consulting firms in the nation, IncWorx Consulting works with some of the biggest companies out there including Dell, GM, Rubbermaid, Unilever, Fortune Brands, Lojack, P&G, etc. We're very proud of our existing client base and could not be happier with the new clients that we've aquired so far this spring!  We've brought on more than 20 new clients including companies like Live Nation, E.T. Browne Drug Company, Optiver USA, and the Federal Reserve Bank!  While the scope of work ranges widely with all of our new... Read More →
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