Why SharePoint 2013?

Within in the past few months most of the clients I am currently dealing with are wanting to know about migration and if it is worth it to move to SharePoint 2013 and If so what are the differences that make new version so different from 2007 or 2010. As you may know SharePoint has seen widespread adoption across all types of organizations over last five years.  SharePoint 2010 brought us some major changes (compared to MOSS 2007), and SharePoint 2013 continues that trend by introducing some new cutting edge features for web content management,... Read More →
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What is new in SharePoint 2013: Part 1

With more and more company's looking to make the jump to SharePoint for the first time or looking to upgrade from an older version, they are most likely looking at setting up SharePoint 2013. As with most products, every iteration builds from the last and adds new functionality. I'll be covering in a multiple part blog the new features in SharePoint 2013. Today I will be going over a general overview of what is new. In future blogs, I will be going over the new features in further detail. New features at a glance: Branding  Business... 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: Adaptive Design and Responsive Design

There seems to be an ongoing online debate about this topic of which I am new to and decided to explore. These two approaches do not seem to be at odds with each other; more so responsive design may be designated as a subset of adaptive design. First, what is Adaptive wed design? It is about creating interfaces that adapt to the user’s capabilities (in terms of both form and function). To put it another way, it is the notion that your experience can change based on the capabilities of your browser, or device. What is Responsive web design? It... Read More →
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SharePoint Training : The Wrong Way and The Right Way

In an effort to enhance the clients' experience with our SharePoint Support Services, IncWorx Consulting has been considering a SharePoint Training program.  While the web may be saturated with amateur SharePoint instructional videos of all sorts, we have the intent to offer reliable, relevant, convenient and valuable training that can be applied to our clients' SharePoint applications. We want to give SharePoint training to our clients The Right Way, and avoid disappearing into the masses giving training the wrong way. IncWorx Consulting... 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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Microsoft Gold Partner in Mobile Development (Steel/Mill Industries)

Great news!   Another client has chosen IncWorx as their trusted SharePoint Partner for Mobile Development. Many companies are experiencing an era of "bring your own devices" (byod) with employees always having 24/7 access to those devices. IncWorx has a ton of experience with Mobile Development, having helped a number of companies deal with the influx of mobile devices within their environment and with their customers.  Specifically, IncWorx has recently done some very outstanding work with Nucor Steel, one of the largest steel companies in... Read More →
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SharePoint Mobile Development

IncWorx now offers SharePoint Mobile Development!!!   Mobile development is far from easy, especially when you add the intricacies of SharePoint in the mix. IncWorx Consulting has been working in the Mobile space for the last three (3) years. Here are the main areas in which our practice excels:    Styling SharePoint 2010’s Mobile View (If needed, not recommended) Creating Custom Mobile Master Pages and Page Layouts SharePoint 2010 Publishing Portal Development SharePoint 2010 Public Facing Portal Development SharePoint 2010 Intranet/ Extranet... Read More →
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Integrating Mobile with SharePoint 2010

IncWorx Consulting has taken leaps and bounds in the mobile arena to integrate mobile devices to SharePoint Server 2010. Recently mobile devices have become more powerful and easy to use. Laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and mobile phones are relied upon to provide workers access to the information and applications that they must have to do their jobs. Additionally, developing applications for mobile devices is now easier than ever. As a result, more and more often business scenarios demand integrating client applications together with business... Read More →
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Lync Mobile Deployment

Deploying Lync Server 2010 Mobility FeatureIf you don't already know, Lync Mobile is now available for smart phones.  You can download it right from the Android market easily enough.  What is not quite so easy, is getting it to work for your organization.  I wish it were just as simple as downloading the app and using it.  You must first configure Lync server 2010 mobility feature in your environment. Microsoft has some pretty good documentation that lists the steps you need to follow.  When I say follow, I mean to the T.  One wrong move can... Read More →
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Integrate Mobile Apps with SharePoint Workflows

Integrate Mobile Apps with SharePoint WorkflowsWith some work, you are now able to integreate any mobile applications your organization may have created or use with SharePoint Workflows.  This, like anything very custome, must be done within Visual Studio 2010.  You first will need to create the mobile app to be used with SharePoint (though I suppose there are other ways to create it).  Continuing with Visual Studio, you would need to create a Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) application.  To get it to link with SharePoint... Read More →
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The Growing Microsoft Lync

Microsoft LyncRecently, I wrote a blog about Microsoft Lync going mobile (view here: http://blog.incworx.com/blog/sharepoint-administrators-blog/lync-for-your-mobile-device).  Today I read an article talking about how Lync has grown and continues to grow.  I would like to share a few key points from the article that I thought were worth knowing or, at the very least, interesting facts.Microsoft Lync Server has come a long way since it was first released a year ago as of December 1st, 2011.  Lync has also shown a 25% growth since its beginning. ... Read More →
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Lync for your Mobile Device

Lync available soon for your Mobile DeviceThe other day I was thinking about smart phones, and how it seems everything and everyone is trying to be on your smart phone.  A previous blog of mine talked about Nintex Forms and how one of their key points is that is works great on your smart phone.  This got me thinking, why not have SharePoint 2010 for your phone?  OK, maybe SharePoint is just a bit too much for a phone to handle.  There are other things Microsoft has created that could be great to have on your phone.  One main program that came... Read More →
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Nintex Forms 2010 Finally Out and Ready to be Consumed

What is Nintex Forms 2010?Nintex Forms is the newest product from Nintex that gives you the ease of creating forms without a lot of hassle.  It uses the same drag and drop interface as its counterpart, Nintex Workflow, which is another great product if you do not already know.  Forms 2010 lets you create forms that are visually appealing with background images, custom buttons, and rich HTML formatting.  Just like Nintex Workflow, Forms 2010 fully integrates with SharePoint 2010 making it all that much easier to Customize SharePoint.  You never... Read More →
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SharePoint mobile access getting better!

The following is just a list of applications that provide Mobile access to your SharePoint site from devices other than computers and laptops. In the business world people need access to their coporate information at any time. Having access from their portable devices like phones and tablets have become increasingly easy and important for business users.The sites I am going to list below offer a much better SharePoint Mobile experience than using browser access. This will also make the users experience much more enjoyable when accessing their... Read More →
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SharePoint 2010 Access error on Android's default browser - SharePoint Mobile

With more and more people using Android Phones and Tablets, it has come to my attention that the Android Phone’s and Tablets default browsers block the SharePoint 2010 credentials popup window. This makes it difficult to login and edit your site on the go. If you have a SharePoint site, and plugin your URL into the Android browser you might get a 401 Unauthorized error. Unfortunately, the default browser blocks the login prompt popup which could prevent anyone on one of these devices from logging into their SharePoint site. I recently spent a... 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 Branding: Mobile Solutions

In a world that is increasingly mobile, there is an increased need for enterprise systems that easily translate to a mobile platform.  One of the major SharePoint 2010 benefits is the out of the box functionality that allows users to view a condensed version of SharePoint.  SharePoint 2010 will automatically determine if a user is using a mobile browser and, if so, redirect accordingly.  This featuer is customizable using the "compat.browser" file within your virtual directories.  It is customizable at the site collection level.The default... 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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Does your team really know what SharePoint can do?

Remember when your mom told you to eat all your broccoli and you just assumed that you would hate it, even though you'd never tried it? Just like that broccoli, you can't knock SharePoint if you don't even know what it is or what it does.There are endless possiblities when implementing SharePoint 2010 into your business. Many end users believe that it is limited to a few basic functionalities, but that is because they simply don't know how to utilize it to its full potential. To remedy this false assumption, I have outlined a list of the... Read More →
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