Email Notifications for Work Item Changes

Email Notifications for Work Item Changes

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Today (April 9), we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software.

Work Item Notifications via Email

Our #3 most requested feature is Mail notifications to track work item updates. Starting with today’s deployment, you can now subscribe to a work item to receive email. See the bottom of the work item for the “Email me” checkbox For those of you not subscribed via RSS, no more having to revisit the CodePlex site to check the status of your bug or feature request.

"Email me" text at bottom of work item

You will receive an email notification when the work item status changes (example below):

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <notifications@codeplex.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 5:29 PM
Subject: Status updated to Active for Issue: Error when trying to start application [ProjectName: bug#]
To: me@my_email_address.com

User projectOwner1234 has updated Issue: Error when trying to start application.

Status has changed from Proposed to Active.

View the full issue online.

You are receiving this email because you are tracking this work item on ProjectName. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of the work item.

or someone leaves a comment (example below):

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <notifications@codeplex.com>
Date: <whatever time it is now>
Subject: New comment for Issue: Unable to save file [ProjectName: bug#]
To: me@my_email_address.com

User projectOwner1234 has commented on Issue: Unable to save file.

"We’re investigating the issue. Thanks for reporting it. One workaround you can do is..."

View the full issue online.

You are receiving this email because you are tracking this work item on ProjectName. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of the work item.

In future releases, we’ll add the ability to subscribe project-wide for work items. But as life in the agile world goes, one step at a time.

Direct link download

Another feature we’ve added in this release is the ability to directly link to a file in your releases page.

For example, on the xUnit.net project’s release page, you can directly download the xunit-1.1.zip file from the following new link.

http://xunit.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=16811#DownloadId=50312

Downloads Tab

We renamed the “Releases” tab to the “Downloads” tab.

Downloads tab

The majority of the visitors to our site are looking for something to “download,” and may not necessarily associated “downloads” as “releases.” We hope by making this single change will help visitors find what they are looking for faster and easier.

We’re always looking for feedback.

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  • PingBack from http://microsoft-sharepoint.simplynetdev.com/email-notifications-for-work-item-changes/

  • Will the UploadReleaseFiles Webservice be updated to return the download ID of each item that is uploaded?

  • Nice! The WI Tracking/Email and direct download links are both features I can use right away...

    Thanks to you and the team for the continued efforts on my fav source code site... :)

  • Congratulations with this new feature! Very much appreciated.

  • The download direct link is awesome! Great work comming up with a solution that still deals with the license agreement.

  • @ryan,

    LOL... I didn't know there WAS an official CodePlex webservice/api. How cool is that? I looks like it's only been available for a few years now... sigh...

    Now I do, URL is (seems to be anyway) http://codeplex.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?title=CodePlexAPI)

    Of course there's always been the TFS API that Codeplex implements, but this extra level of CodePlex specific API is pretty cool. Also note the CodePlex MSBuild tasks....

    Funny how one comment can led someone else to something new. Got to love the power of blogging and comments. Thanks for that Ryan.  :)

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