Project Owners can now show Job Openings for their individual projects

Last Friday, we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software. Project Job Openings Project owners can now post “job openings” for what sort of help they are looking for. This feature allows people who are interested in joining a project a way to contact the team directly. The Project Owner can now better manage…

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The times they are a changing…

  It was 4½ years ago that Sandy Khaund and I founded the group that was chartered to build an open source project hosting site for Microsoft. The site, which eventually became known as CodePlex (it had many internal names) launched a little more than a year later. The site has grown dramatically over the…

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Introducing the Documentation tab for CodePlex projects

Yesterday, we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software. We’re excited to introduce our latest feature, the Documentation tab. CodePlex users now have a consistent place across projects to find documentation, while project owners are encouraged to write documentation, either by themselves or with the help of an Editor. Why a Documentation Tab? We…

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The CodePlex Jump – Trip Report from TechEd Australia and New Zealand

Last month, I had the opportunity to fulfill my childhood dream of going to Australia to speak at Microsoft TechEd. However, little did I know this trip to the Southern Hemisphere would take me to new heights at TechEd New Zealand. The link to the full version is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcc4KRrZpI0 Special thanks to…

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Looking for Seattle-area participants for CodePlex Usability Study

We will be conducting in-person usability studies for CodePlex.com in Seattle, Washington on October 13 and 14, 2009. We are looking for project owners on CodePlex to participate in the one hour usability study. Whether you own one project or multiple projects, your feedback will help us create a better CodePlex site.  Interested in participating? …

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CodePlex Interview on Channel 9

The Channel 9 team met with Sara Ford to go over the state of CodePlex, where the site has been and where it is heading to. Link to video: https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/NicFill/A-chat-with-Sara-Ford-CodePlex-turns-3-reaches-10000-projects/

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Work Item Notifications and Recommended Download

Yesterday, we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software. Work Item Notifications As of today, our #2 most requested feature asked for the ability to receive email notifications for work items. Back in April, we introduced the ability to receive email notifications per individual work items. Now, users can subscribe to receive email at…

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Donate Ad Revenue To Charity and New Editor Role

Yesterday, we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software. Donate your advertisement revenue to charity By clicking just 2 check boxes, any project owner can donate their ad revenues to Habitat for Humanity Int’l. My thinking is even if an individual project only receives a dollar in ad revenue each month, if thousands of…

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Our Wiki Engine is now available as a project on CodePlex

On Thursday last week, we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software. Introducing the release of WikiPlex WikiPlex, our wiki engine, is now available as an open source project on CodePlex under the Microsoft Public License at http://wikiplex.codeplex.com/. You can read more about WikiPlex on our developer Matt Hawley’s blog at WikiPlex – An…

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