Wiki Life: The CodePlex Corner


Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday – Wiki Life post.

Synergy has always been a hot topic for us. In the past we have discussed the synergy between our wiki and the TechNet and MSDN forums, the synergy between our wiki and our blogs, as well as the synergy with different social media channels. Today I'm happy to introduce you to a new kind of synergy, a synergy of our wiki with something outside our usual environment: CodePlex. For everybody who is not familiar with CodePlex, it is Microsoft's free open source project hosting site. Many of the famous projects of the Microsoft community are hosted on it.

But where is the synergy?

It comes with the CodePlex corner, a series of articles related to SharePoint projects hosted on CodePlex. Steven Andrews started this series at the end of last year. Today we have four articles linked to SharePoint projects on CodePlex, but I hope that with your help the amount of linked projects will increase rapidly. And wouldn't it be cool to extend this corner with articles about topics other than SharePoint?

– German Ninja Jan (Twitter, BlogProfile)

 

Comments (7)

  1. Durval Ramos says:

    Horizon_Net, very well remembered. The CodePlex is an amazing project that shares various solutions and other Microsoft tools, samples, … Who still does not know, this is the opportunity http://www.codeplex.com/

  2. Nice one Horizon_Net! It’s good to raise awareness of this. Steven’s doing a great job highlighting and explaining various codeplex projects on the wiki!

  3. I think the Wiki is a great place to add community based "documentation" around codeplex projects.

  4. Nice post. The Codeplex is an excellent site with lots of information, and highlight inside information on ALM and also about the work of ALM Rangers in generating content to support community development.

  5. Awesome! That’s a great synergy project! Thanks to Steven Andrews! Like Jan, I hope others pick up on this idea for other technologies too!

  6. Steven Andrews says:

    Wow, just spotted this! I’d point out that there are nine articles though, as I’m writing tutorials for each CodePlex project discussion too. If this does catch on and expand to other technologies, I’d like to have a hand in moderating and contributing
    to it in its expanded form.