Microsoft Launches CodePlex, a New Code Repository Site
The Redmond software giant is building a community site for hosting projects that are available via Microsoft Shared Source, the GPL and a host of other licensing mechanisms.Move over, Googleplex. Here comes Microsoft CodePlex. CodePlex is not the name for a new wing of the ever-expanding Microsoft campus headquarters. Instead, it is Microsofts newest code-repository site, aimed especially at shared- and open-source programmers. On May 15, Microsoft went live with the beta version of its CodePlex site. The site, which is coded in C# and is built on top of a hosted version of the Microsoft Team Foundation Server platform, includes support for wiki-based team communication, to RSS feed aggregation, to forums.
Microsofts plan is to take the CodePlex site "more formally live" in late June or early July, said Bill Hilf, director of Microsofts platform strategy.