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  • Blog Post: CodePlex now Supports Git

    Great news for our CodePlex community: CodePlex now supports Git! Git has been one of the top rated requests from the CodePlex community for some time, and giving CodePlex users what they ask for and supporting their open source efforts has always been important to us. And the goodness continues...
  • Blog Post: Open Source Interoperability Projects

    by Jean Paoli on November 07, 2008 01:21am Interoperability has always been a focus area at Microsoft. Being a platform company, Microsoft has engaged in interoperability at many levels - product features, participation in standardization bodies, publishing many technologies under open licenses and working...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex: A Year in Review

    by Peter Galli on January 26, 2009 06:52pm CodePlex, Microsoft's open source project hosting Web site, has grown by leaps and bounds over the past calendar year. Visits to the Website more than doubled to top 19-million in 2008, while new registered users were up more than 70 percent to over 66,000 and...
  • Blog Post: What We Do Every Day

    by Bryan Kirschner on May 20, 2007 07:53pm I just read Bill and Sam’s “ Business as Usual ” post. It made me think about the fact Port 25 was established in part to apply the idea that “transparency increases trust” to the work we do with the lab.   So I’m sitting down to do a blog entry that...
  • Blog Post: Joining Microsoft's Open Source Effort

    by Mark Stone on March 12, 2009 09:15am "Open source at Microsoft." My friends still find that phrase surprising. Yet for those of us who have worked so long on open source, if we really believe the principles we have espoused, shouldn't this be the expected outcome? In 1994 I did my first...
  • Blog Post: struct.new("future", :open, :microsoft)

    by Sam Ramji on November 06, 2008 02:49am I delivered the keynote at ApacheCon in New Orleans today, where I talked about some of the new milestones we have chalked up on the journey inside Microsoft towards greater participation and growth with open source communities, and our strategy of "architecting...
  • Blog Post: Part 3: Lessons I learned as a Project Manager Converting to Agile

    by saraford on January 20, 2010 01:29pm In my previous post , I discussed how "not designing the full 100 percent is a true blessing in disguise" that enables Course Correction in an Agile team. In this post, you'll learn how the CodePlex team puts Agile to work in developing the CodePlex software...
  • Blog Post: The CodePlex Foundation Debuts

    by Peter Galli on September 10, 2009 11:30am Many of you will, by now, have heard about the formation of the CodePlex Foundation. In order to give you an in-depth look into the thinking behind Microsoft sponsoring the Foundation, I talked to Bill Staples , the General Manager for the Web Platform and...
  • Blog Post: Network Monitor to Open Source Parsers on CodePlex

    by Paul Long on November 07, 2008 10:49am Today I am excited to announce that the development of protocol parsers for Microsoft Network Monitor is moving into an open source model, hosted on CodePlex . This site will host development of parsers for public protocols and for protocols described in our...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex now supports Mercurial

    by Peter Galli on January 23, 2010 08:00am The CodePlex team announced last night that it now supports Mercurial , a distributed source control management system. New projects created on CodePlex.com will now be able to use either Team Foundation Server or Mercurial as the source control repository ...
  • Blog Post: An interview with Codeplex's Sara Ford

    by Sam Ramji on October 16, 2008 04:20pm It has been a month or so since the Codeplex announcement of server support for SVNBridge , which enables TortoiseSVN to talk to Team Foundation Server, and the team is looking for feedback now this has been out for a while. I also recently interviewed Codeplex...
  • Blog Post: Because It’s Fun

    by Mark Stone on March 30, 2009 04:15pm We should never forget that a key motivator for open source developers is fun. For student developers -- where open source really starts -- this is especially true. We’ve been looking at several potential student projects in Croatia, and for the past several months...
  • Blog Post: Cross-Platform Access to Codeplex Compliments of our Friends at Teamprise

    by MichaelF on March 20, 2007 08:40pm 1/Podcast_3A00_-Accessing-VS-Team-Foundation-Server-from-Mac_2C00_-UNIX-or-Linux-through-Eclipse.aspx" target=_blank mce_href="http://port25.technet.com/archive/2006/07/21/Podcast_3A00_-Accessing-VS-Team-Foundation-Server-from-Mac_2C00_-UNIX-or-Linux-through-Eclipse...
  • Blog Post: Sandcastle Redux

    by Sam Ramji on July 02, 2008 10:00am I am very pleased to announce that the Microsoft SandCastle project team has reconfirmed its strong support for the Ms-PL  and is preparing to release all source code for the Sandcastle project immediately.  This was a non-trivial effort and I applaud them...
  • Blog Post: The PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services

    by Peter Galli on August 21, 2009 06:00am Today, the DPE Interop team at Microsoft released a new open source project that bridges PHP and .NET using REST. Specifically, the PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services was made available, which makes it easier for PHP developers to take advantage of the ADO...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Teams up With Black Duck Software

    by Peter Galli on May 18, 2009 03:30pm Microsoft and Black Duck Software this morning announced an agreement under which projects from CodePlex will be fed automatically into Black Duck's open source KnowledgeBase repository, and which will also will be searchable through Koders.com, a search engine...
  • Blog Post: Getting Ready for OSCON 2009

    by Peter Galli on July 21, 2009 06:13pm I'm back at the San Jose at the McEnery Convention Center after attending the Community Leadership Summit this weekend, where we are setting up the Microsoft booth in preparation for the formal opening of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention ( OSCON ) tomorrow...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts from OSCON: Development Practices

    by MichaelF on August 14, 2006 11:30am I recently attended OSCON 2006 , and had a lot of fun being there. Microsoft’s presence in the Open Source World is still a novelty (to say the least), so I always got a reaction out of people at the conference when they saw my badge! We had a large...
  • Blog Post: Open Source Community Participation at Think Tank Paris and Open World Forum

    I recently returned from Paris, where I attended both the annual Open Source Think Tank and Open World Forum events. It was really great getting to chat with some of the folks representing the myriad of businesses that have sprung up around Open Source solutions, and having some in-depth discussions...
  • Blog Post: Watching a community grow - Powershell

    by billhilf on January 23, 2007 12:33pm I can’t recall if I have ever blogged about this, but we certainly have shown interviews here on Port25 with Jeffery Snover, Architect of PowerShell .  PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language for Windows:  Think consistent syntax and...
  • Blog Post: Python Tools for Visual Studio go to Beta

    by Peter Galli on March 10, 2011 05:20pm As All About Microsoft's Mary Jo Foley reported yesterday, Microsoft has posted to CodePlex , our Open Source project hosting site, a test build of Python Tools for Visual Studio , a free, Open Source plug-in for Visual Studio 2010. The Python Tools for Visual...
  • Blog Post: New Beginnings

    by Peter Galli on October 13, 2008 12:18pm When I began reporting on Microsoft for eWeek (part of the Ziff Davis Enterprise stable of publications) in 2000, I never imagined that I would one day end up working for the software giant. And, to be quite honest, for the longest time I really did not want...
  • Blog Post: DotNetNuke Moves to CodePlex

    by Peter Galli on January 07, 2009 04:31pm DotNetNuke Corporation, the creator of the industry-leading DotNetNuke development framework , has decided to leverage the CodePlex infrastructure for its core product distribution . DotNetNuke will utilize CodePlex for download infrastructure, bandwidth, and...
  • Blog Post: Finally... dive-into-the-deep participation!

    by anandeep on November 07, 2008 10:54am Whenever people get to know that I work in the Open Source Lab at Microsoft, there are a few knee jerk questions they always have. The most common one is: "Microsoft has an Open Source Lab?", while another question often asked is: "So when is Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Deeper Integration with phpBB

    by Peter Galli on May 10, 2010 11:38am More good news on the Interoperability front: the new phpBB release is now available for installation from the Windows Web Application Gallery and Web Platform Installer (Web PI) for Windows, IIS and SQL Server. Version 3.0.7-PL1 of phpBB takes advantage of a number...