While CodePlex has had a pretty good run, we've gotten some flack for having only offering Team Explorer to work with our source control system. Personally, I use it on the internal CodePlex and it has positives and negatives. That said, there's nothing wrong with options, right? Well, Jim got to "break" the story, but I think it's worth repeating here:
Teamprise announced a complimentary license of the Teamprise client suite for anyone wanting to connect to an open source project on CodePlex. I can't thank Martin Woodward and the rest of the team at Teamprise for offering their great tool to our customers. This opens up CodePlex to a larger number of potential projects who in the past may have considered other open source hosting solutions.
If you are CodePlex contributor, visit the Teamprise site here to sign up to receive the complimentary license.
I agree with Jim on the accolades for Martin Woodward, who I met for the first time at the MVP Summit and he's clearly a CodePlex fan (I'd have bought him a beer, but they were free anyway). Now, if you want an alternative to Team Explorer, you're in luck. I'll be very interested to see how many people take advantage of the generous offer and what the feedback is. Heck, I'm tempted to test this out on my old Apple Cube just to brag about how cross-platform we are (not that I personally am able to write any useful code on my Cube 🙂 )...