Profile Picture Thumbnails, Following Projects, and Fork Collaboration

[Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @adacole_msft] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website last week. Profile Picture Thumbnails We have added a way to select a thumbnail from your profile picture, which will start appearing next to usernames across the site.  Managing your thumbnail is simple. From your profile…

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Survey results: Open source developer preferences

We recently conducted a survey of open source developers to learn about their current preferences around hosting sites and source control systems.  The survey was primarily advertised via Twitter, and we tried to avoid pushing the survey among audiences that would be specifically oriented towards a particular site (for example we did not advertise the…

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Work Item Keyboard Shortcuts, Resolving Mercurial Work Items, WikiPlex 2.0

[Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @adacole_msft] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software yesterday. Keyboard Shortcuts With this release, we have added a set of keyboard shortcuts for common tasks in the Issue Tracker.  This feature is a popular request in the CodePlex Issue Tracker.  The CodePlex team visits…

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Topic View and Subscriptions for Project Discussions

[Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @adacole_msft] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software last week. But, before we get into the new functionality… Welcome our new Program Manager, Ada Cole Hello, CodePlex users!  My name is Ada Cole, and I’m excited to be the Program Manager on the CodePlex…

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CodePlex.com donates $25,000 to Mercurial project

The Microsoft CodePlex.com team has donated $25,000 to the Mercurial project, responding to the recent appeal by the project leader, Matt Mackall. Earlier this year we added Mercurial as a choice on CodePlex to provide an option to our users to use a distributed version control system. Since then, there have been over 1,500 new…

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Windows Live Writer Support and Source Code Branch Selector

[Do you tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software yesterday. Windows Live Writer Support With this release, we have implemented our #1 project feature request, Updating Wiki Pages with Windows Live Writer! Following up on our prior release of enabling Html Markup for wiki pages, we have…

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WYSIWYG Wiki Editor

[Do you tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software today. WYSIWYG Wiki Editor With this release, we have enabled the ability for project members to edit their wiki pages in either the Wiki Markup or with a WYSIWYG Html editor. When you create or edit a wiki…

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ClickOnce Releases

[Do you tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software today. Support for ClickOnce Releases With today’s release, we are happy to announce that our #1 most requested feature, hosting ClickOnce applications directly from the CodePlex website, is now available for all projects! For those that are not…

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Upgrading all TFS servers to TFS 2010

[Do you tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley] The information in this entry applies to project coordinators and developers that are using TFS with the Team Explorer client. If you are using Mercurial or a Subversion client, then nothing will change for you. During the upcoming weeks we will be migrating all of the CodePlex…

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Search Project Openings, New Ad Format, and more

[Do you tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software today. Project Openings Enhancements With today’s release, CodePlex users now have the ability to search for project openings across all projects. Prior to today’s release, a user looking to contribute to projects that were requesting help required knowing…

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