During the Open Source Business Conference in London, Microsoft Corp. unveiled CodePlex, an online collaborative software development portal that is also a vehicle for sharing source code.
The company says Microsoft CodePlex is already home to more than 30 collaborative development efforts, including open source software projects that reflect the open community-building spirit of Microsoft’s Shared Source Initiative.
CodePlex functionality, built on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, provides source control, issue tracking, discussion forums and RSS feeds in and out of each project so that members can stay up to date on the development issues.
Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server enables developers to collaboratively develop, share, discuss and consume source code and build software.
The Shared Source Initiative and open source projects available on CodePlex today include projects such as the “Atlas” Control Toolkit, IronPython 1.01 Beta 1 and Power Toys for Visual Studio.