SharePoint Expert and IncWorx Consulting CEO - Gary Biniak

Hello, I'm Gary Biniak - Microsoft SharePoint Solution Architect, founder and CEO of IncWorx Consulting, a Microsoft Gold Partner.  For the past 18 years I've been focused on researching and developing technologies that provide game changing results and enable business efficiency.My HistorySince 1992 I've been very involved with developing technologies that enable collaboration, document management, business process, workflows, forms, systems integration and messaging.  A product that helped deliver a lot of those capabilities back then was... Read More →
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Implementing SharePoint 2010 for document management, search and increased business productivity

Implementing SharePoint 2010 or any version of SharePoint doesn't automatically increase business productivity.  Most organizations are still viewing SharePoint as a document management tool, replacing shared drives and moving content into SharePoint.  This process is mundane and there are tools that can help (eg tools from AvePoint), but planning appropriately to define your document management and search results will greatly improve this process. Most SharePoint implementations I'm seeing skip the planning steps when it comes to applying... Read More →
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SharePoint Experts warn of Holiday Virus being delivered now.

With Christmas just around the corner it seems appropriate to warn of seasonal viruses coming in for the 2010 holiday season. As in the last 2 years the UPS/Fed Ex Delivery Failure email is now circulating. The e-mail could come from UPS, Fed Ex, DHL, or the US Postal Service along with a packet/tracking number. It will say that they were unable to deliver a package sent to you on such-and-such a date. It then asks you to print out the invoice copy or a label. DON'T TRY TO PRINT THIS. IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS! While this have nothing to do with... 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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SharePoint Jobs and Company Promotions - Bonnie Bonelli

IncWorx Consulting is experiencing rapid growth in our Chicago SharePoint Consulting practice, in response, IncWorx hires and welcomes our 5th new employee for August 2010, Bonnie Bonelli.  Bonnie joins IncWorx Consulting as a consulting specialist and brings over 15 years of professional experience in IT.   She brings strong enterprise account experience in the financial and insurance industries.  She also has a solid background in business analysis and quality assurance. Bonnie joins IncWorx Consulting as a consulting specialist and will be ... Read More →
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IncWorx Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison - SharePoint Consulting and Audit Services

IncWorx Consulting, a SharePoint Consulting services company and the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 partner of the year offers expert level consulting services. We've been the leader in planning, designing, architecting, developing, configuring, auditing and SharePoint support since 1998.  We've been involved with every version of SharePoint since it's inception.  We are not like most IT vendors that are jumping on the SharePoint bandwagon, we are the horses leading the charge.  If you are looking for a solid SharePoint focused  partner, IncWorx... Read More →
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SharePoint Jobs - hiring a SharePoint Expert

Hiring a SharePoint expert for your company is not going to be easy.  If you are looking for a SharePoint Job, opportunities are readily available and the pay is good.  What's even more interesting is many employers are not qualified to technically qualify applicants because they are new to SharePoint and in many cases there is nobody in the company capable of doing a proper technical interview.  This is good news for active SharePoint Job seeker, bad news for companies that need experienced sharepoint resources.  My company is a Microsoft Gold... Read More →
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SharePoint Support

SharePoint support comes in two forms; internal or outsourced.  The compexities and integration points of SharePoint make it troubling for internal and external resource alike to keep up.  Information on the web is growing, but hardly enough to guide people through all the issues.  Companies are starting to realize that having a solid Microsoft Gold Partner that focuses on SharePoint help is not a bad option.  Going it alone is risky because taking down SharePoint might just impact some critical business operation and put the spotlight on you,... Read More →
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How to hire the right SharePoint Consulting Company and not get burned

There are tons of service based companies trying to get into SharePoint right now because it's the latest IT gold rush.  Things to do and things to watch out for when hiring a SharePoint Consulting Firm: Beware of the companies that can't clearly demonstrate a track record of success in SharePoint.  By now they should have dozens of clients success stories in SharePoint 2007, but very few in SharePoint 2010 You should demand references of active clientsAsk them how deep there bench is for SharePoint, do they even have one? Stay away from... Read More →
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Proper design using SharePoint Designer 2010

There are a few ways you can integrate good style and branding into your SharePoint site, some methods require in depth skills in XSLT, Visual Studio or CSS and some don't. Many people get confused when implementing design within SharePoint, let's face it SharePoint 2007 made it difficult if not impossible to achieve the look and feel you wanted.  The fact that Microsoft reduced the troubles with design in SharePoint 2010 means they listed and took note.  In fact, Jeff Tepar made a bunch of comments about this at the SharePoint 2010... Read More →
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IncWorx Consulting's SharePoint Jobs and company promotions - Amber Lazzaroni

IncWorx Consulting, a Chicago SharePoint Consulting company and Microsoft Gold Partner, hires and welcomes Amber Lazzaroni as a Consulting Specialist.  Amber is a graduate from Winona State University and recently held the position of operations manager at Carbella Builders and started the Ballistix Dance Acadamy in Lake Geneva, WI.   Amber's passion for working with people, dedication to success and competitive nature make her a natural fit for this role.  She will be working on sales, marketing, recruiting and planning/running events with our... Read More →
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How to Support SharePoint

The SharePoint planning and deployment phase is now over.  As if that wasn't challenging enough you now learn that's just the beginning of your long-term relationship with SharePoint.  SharePoint Support, user adoption and governance are typically an after thought when it comes to implementing SharePoint.  Since this post is about SharePoint Support I'll write about user adoption and governance another day.  Most companies fall into the trap of finding a good developer that wants to learn/work in SharePoint and putting them in charge of... Read More →
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