Roland Oldengarm - Independent IT Contractor

Living in the coolest little capital Wellington, New Zealand!

Month: January 2016

A quick overview of the new Office 365 Planner

When the new Office 365 Planner was announced in September 2015, I was very excited. This was one of the key features I think was missing from Office 365. We are using Microsoft products only, e.g. Office 365, SharePoint, Visual Studio Online, etc., but we were still using Trello in certain projects for task boards.

It was supposed to roll out to first release tenants in Q4 2015, but it took until January 2016 before it was available at my demo tenant. And now I’m going to give you a quick overview of what Office 365 Planner is!

Office 365 Planner offers a highly visually appealing experience to organize teamwork.

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Angular Directives and Transclude: Select works differently

Together with a great team of Office UI Fabric enthusiasts I’m working on building Angular Directives for the Office UI Fabric. Check out the Github repository for more information.

As part of web applications I’ve built, we’ve been using Angular more and more in the last couple of years. Angular allows you to build custom directives, in most cases used to create new HTML elements. In the light of the Office UI Fabric, I have for example built directives for the Textfield, Toggle, and Dropdown control. With the latest one, the Dropdown control, I’ve ran into a very weird issue with transclusion.

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