Greg Allison

238 Flips | 8 Magazines | 16 Likes | 20 Following | 22 Followers | @GregMichigan | Keep up with Greg Allison on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Greg Allison”

Contract Furniture’s Tectonic SHIFT

A recent Fast Company article starts with, “The tectonic plates of the fashion world are moving.” This is a beautifully dramatic lead-in, and, fascinatingly, much of what the article goes on to discuss could parallel major changes afoot in the Contract Interiors market, which was built upon …

Microsoft Planner app for eligible Office 365 subscribers lands on iPhone

Microsoft is launching a new task management app for iPhone today called Planner. Previously available as a web app only, Planner works with eligible Office 365 accounts for organizing tasks visually and collaborating across teams.<p>Planner for iOS doesn’t totally match functionality with the web app …

Web Applications

What Anthony Bourdain Can’t Travel Without

Anthony Bourdain, the host of the travel show “Parts Unknown” (the ninth season starts on Sunday on CNN), technically lives in New York, but averages more than 200 days a year on the road.<p>Mr. Bourdain has plenty of advice for travelers looking to avoid both frustration and food poisoning. “Don’t …

Anthony Bourdain

[ #PowerBI ] Quick tip: How to share from SharePoint libraries

This is a probably the most common request among customers, they want to create a dataset from an Excel file stored in a SharePoint library.<p>the way …

Power BI

Getting started

Business User (Beginner)<p>30 minutes to complete<p>Contributors<p>In this initial section of <b>Guided Learning</b>, you learn what Power BI is, how its building …

The Successor to Wunderlist Is Here: Microsoft To-Do

Microsoft To-Do is the official successor to Wunderlist, the popular task management app acquired by Microsoft in mid-2015. Microsoft unveiled To-Do today in Preview, which is essentially a public beta. The service is built on Office 365 technologies, but according to ZDNet it is available to …

Introducing Microsoft To-Do, now in Preview

The Top 30 Reasons You Should Be Considering Power BI

I wrote this article to be a definitive list of the top reasons you should consider using Power BI in your organisation (in case you haven’t already …

Manager Tools - Mike Auzenne and Mark Horstman

How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes

Super quick changes, outsize impact.<p>We're already more than a week into January, but I'm still slowly working my way through all the "best of" year-end lists out there (there are so many of them!). Combing through these recommendations may be time-consuming, but it's worth the commitment, I've …

Seven Steps for Using Data and Power BI to be Productive in Telling a Data Story | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

The Microsoft Office team recently partnered with Levo, a network for millennials in the workplace to help navigate their career paths, to poll 1,500 …

Redirecting

Inside Tim Cook's Apple HomeKit-equipped smart home

Feature<p>Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook gave a rare glimpse into his personal life this week, when he spelled out how he uses HomeKit-connected smart …

Home Automation

Microsoft delivers awaited OneDrive for Business-SharePoint sync

Microsoft is rolling out the latest piece of its unified OneDrive sync client story: The ability to sync OneDrive for Business and …

Tim Cook says more features planned for Apple TV, notes of ‘cable bundle beginning to break down’

We just offered up a full breakdown of everything Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri had to say during the company’s Q1 2017 earnings call and there are a few things worthy of mention on their own.<p>Perhaps most notably, Tim Cook offered up more details on Apple’s plans for original content and …

Tim Cook

Ecobee's room sensors get smarter with HomeKit

If you've been waiting for Ecobee's room sensors to make the official jump to HomeKit compatibility, your wait is over. Firmware version 3.7.0.969 of Ecobee's iOS app is currently rolling out to customers and the updated software now displays connected Ecobee room sensors directly in Apple's …

How to configure the fourth-generation Apple TV as a HomeKit Hub

Tips<p>A HomeKit installation needs an always-on hub to allow you to control your compatible appliances from outside the home —AppleInsider shows you …

Office 365 adds Shared Calendars feature to mobile and desktop

The users spoke, and the Office team finally listened. In what seemed like an optimization update to the Office Mobile apps, the Office team snuck in …

Best HomeKit-compatible smart home devices from CES 2017

The jury’s still out on whether HomeKit will really take over our homes and all the smart devices in them, but new HomeKit-compatible devices continue to pop up all the time. At CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week, vendors showed off a bunch of them, from light switches to security cameras.<p>Here’s our …

Upcoming Sylvania Bluetooth Multicolor bulb will offer Apple HomeKit-support without a hub

The new Sylvania Smart Multicolor A19 bulb announced today will be one of the first Bluetooth light bulb products we’ve seen that will communicate with Apple’s HomeKit platform without the need for a separate Wi-Fi hub. That means you’ll simply screw in the lightbulb and connect it via Bluetooth to …

Home Automation

Women in Business Q&A: Mabel Casey, Global Vice President of Marketing & Sales Support, Haworth

<i>Mabel Casey has served as the Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales Support at Haworth, Inc. since September 2006. Responsibilities in her current role include global brand strategy and execution, public relations, advertising, and sales and design training. Casey previously held a wide</i> …

Microsoft Power BI: A cheat sheet

This cheat sheet explains everything you need to know about Microsoft's data visualization toolset, Power BI.<p>The big data revolution continues in …

Data Visualization

‘You can’t outspend Google,’ so smaller company Ecobee turns to other strategies

<i>The series: We look at decision makers among Canada’s mid-sized companies who took successful action in a competitive global digital economy.</i><p>As a child, Stuart Lombard spent nearly seven years trying to build a collapsible wood canoe with his father. It was an exercise in self-sufficiency, taking …

Microsoft Introduces New Scheduling Assistant on Outlook for iOS

The new scheduling assistant is based on its rather popular desktop version. The iOS variant allows for an easier overview of coworkers’ …

Apps

Apple debuts “TV,” a TV guide and watchlist app for Apple TV, iPhone and iPad

Confirming a series of earlier reports which said Apple would launch a universal TV guide to simplify watching video on the Apple TV, the company today announced a new app it’s simply calling “TV.” The new app will allow you to track your favorite shows and movies across the video apps across the …

There’s now a light switch for Apple’s HomeKit

Elgato is releasing the first in-wall light switch with support for Apple’s HomeKit. The device replaces a standard light switch and can be used to control either smart light bulbs or any normal bulbs that happen to be screwed into the outlets it controls.<p>While a light switch isn’t necessarily the …

UPDATED: The merits of using iCloud Drive on the iPad

For me a perfect world in terms of productivity at the office as well as at home would reside exclusively around Apple products. Macs became my computer of choice early on in my life based on their ease of use. This fineness for Apple products also extended to iPhones and eventually iPads. …

iDevices Smart Outdoor Switch

iDevices Smart Outdoor Switch<p>Simple Set Up - Installation is quick and easy with the iDevices Connected app and Home Kit technology<p>Voice Control - …

Microsoft to Integrate Office Lens with OneDrive for Business

Microsoft has indicated that Office Lens will be integrated with OneDrive for Business. At its Ignite 2016 event, the company showed the two products …

Software