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  • Blog Post: Hello

    You’ll be seeing some more posts from me here soon so wanted to quickly say hi. My name is Martin Woodward and I’ve just moved over to work on CodePlex team here in Microsoft as the PM. I’ve been part of the CodePlex community since May 2006 (3 years before I started here at Microsoft) so it’s very bizarre...
  • Blog Post: Join the CodePlex community on Geeklist

    Community is very important to us at CodePlex. And we love partnering with other like-minded organizations. Geeklist is one of the new kids on the block, building a great place for geeks to share what they've done, who they did it with and connect with great companies and communities. There...
  • Blog Post: Activity Stream

    [Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @ codeplex ] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website yesterday. Redesigned Home Page with Activity Stream In CodePlex we continuously look for ways to provide our users with the most recent and relevant information they are seeking...
  • Blog Post: Integration with AppHarbor

    [Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @ codeplex ] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website yesterday. AppHarbor In CodePlex, we continue to look for ways to enhance our project hosting offering by partnering with other companies and their services. AppHarbor is a platform...
  • Blog Post: Pull Request Listing, Recent Releases in Followed Projects, and Projects You May Like

    [Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @ codeplex ] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website yesterday. Pull Request Listing We now provide the ability to view a history of all of the pull requests that have been sent by project members. You can filter those requests...
  • Blog Post: Pull Request Diff Notes, Adding Changesets, and a Vertical Splitter

    [Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @ codeplex ] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website yesterday. Pull Request Diff Notes In a continuation of the pull request conversations feature that we added in our March release, we’ve added the ability to add notes to...
  • Blog Post: Pull Request Conversations, Inline Diff Enhancements

    [Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @adacole_msft ] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website today. Pull Request Conversations Previously, the only way for project members and users who submitted pull requests to converse was via e-mail. This complicated the review process and...
  • Blog Post: Pull Request Changes, Multi-Selection in Advanced View, and Advertisement Changes

    [Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @adacole_msft ] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website today. Pull Request Changes In this release, we have begun to re-focus on Pull Requests to ensure a productive experience between the project users and developers. We feel we made significant...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live™ ID Support, Download Page Ads, and Other Changes

    [Do you Tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley ] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software today. Windows Live™ ID Support The #2 requested feature for CodePlex has been to support logging in using your Windows Live™ ID account. We’re happy to say, that with this release this is now possible...
  • Blog Post: Free TekPub Episode: Using Mercurial with CodePlex

    [Do you Tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley ] The team at TekPub has just released a special free episode on using Mercurial with CodePlex. In it, Rob Conery demonstrates some Mercurial basics using TortoiseHg and VisualHg , pushing your repository changes to CodePlex, and the forking workflow within...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex Mercurial Support for Forks

    [Do you Tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley ] We deployed the latest version of CodePlex software today. This release changes how the Patches feature works for Mercurial based projects by replacing it with Forks. A Fork is a branch of the project repository stored on our servers where you can make...
  • Blog Post: Associating Change sets to Releases and Displaying Mercurial Branches/Tags

    [Do you Tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley ] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software today. Associating Change sets to Releases When you’re editing your release information, you’ll notice a new textbox in the Release Details section that will allow you to add a Change set number...
  • Blog Post: 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 http://www.youtube.com...
  • Blog Post: 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: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/NicFill/A-chat-with-Sara-Ford-CodePlex-turns-3-reaches-10000-projects/
  • Blog Post: CodePlex Turns 3 years old; Breaks the 10,000 project mark

    On Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 2pm, CodePlex surpassed the 10,000 project mark just shortly after our 3 year anniversary. Congrats to SharpFitter , a Visual Studio 2008 C# Add-in that dynamically loads plug-ins, for being our 10,000th project. We hope to see this incredible rate of growth continue to bring...
  • Blog Post: Looking for a charity for CodePlex project owners to donate advertisement revenue

    One of the things we’ve been planning to do with The Lounge as our new advertisement provider is to allow project owners with a single click to opt in to have their advertisement revenue go to charity. We believe that pooling individual projects together would provide a nice charitable donation. However...
  • Blog Post: Will Code for Green contest

    Developers, got a green open source app? Live Search and Gnomedex are sponsoring a Will Code for Green contest. Make the world a little better, win $10,000 + get featured at Gnomedex! Create a green open source app using the Live Search API (search results, phonebook, video, images etc.) with any tech...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex projects now indexed by Koders and also available in Black Duck Open Source Knowledge Base

    Black Duck Software announced this morning that CodePlex projects are now searchable via Koders.com and have also been incorporated into its open source Knowledge Base repository. You can find out more information in the Black Duck / CodePlex press release located at http://www.blackducksoftware.com...
  • Blog Post: A new record: 115,646 visits in one day!

    Just wanted to share a landmark day we recently had on the team. This past Monday (March 23, 2009), we broke our all-time record for the most visits in one day: 115,646. Our new record is less than 10% over our normal traffic levels, indicating we’ll have a new record for monthly visits as well. Our...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the CodePlex Tips series

    Last year, I ran a series called Visual Studio Tip of the Day on my personal blog. The 382-tip series was very successful, and each post usually got several comments from users. Today, I’ve started a similar series for CodePlex Tips on my personal blog, where I’ll explain the ins and outs of the CodePlex...
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