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Teamprise Enables Cross-platform Access to CodePlex

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamprise, provider of the popular suite of applications for accessing Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server from within Eclipse and on UNIX-based platforms, today announced that is now offering complimentary licenses for software developers wanting to use its Teamprise Client Suite to access CodePlex, the Open Source community service from Microsoft.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 20 /PRNewswire/ — Teamprise, provider of the popular suite of applications for accessing Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server from within Eclipse and on UNIX-based platforms, today announced that is now offering complimentary licenses for software developers wanting to use its Teamprise Client Suite to access CodePlex, the Open Source community service from Microsoft.

Announcing the offer, Martin Woodward, senior software developer at Teamprise and Microsoft MVP, said, "After talking with the CodePlex team we discovered that many open source projects would like to use CodePlex as their home but were unable to because some of the developers were working on Linux or the Mac. We wanted to remove that restriction. Since CodePlex is based on the popular Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, we decided to provide developers of this open source community access to the same tools we offer to the enterprise."

CodePlex users wishing to request a complimentary license for Teamprise should visit the company's website ( http://www.teamprise.com/codeplex/ ) for more details. CodePlex users will have access to the full set of features provided by the 2.1 release of Teamprise. For more information on the capabilities of the Teamprise Client Suite, visit http://www.teamprise.com/product/index.html .

Responding to the announcement, Ian Knox, the group product manager for Visual Studio Team System at Microsoft said, "Teamprise is a key strategic partner for Visual Studio Team System who work closely with our engineers to ensure that Team Foundation Server can be accessed from other development platforms. It is great to see Teamprise extend this added functionality to the community of developers using CodePlex for their open source projects."

"At CodePlex we want to support any open source project regardless of their technology platforms. Developers can now use Teamprise to access CodePlex directly from the Eclipse IDE or from their Linux and Apple Macintosh computers," said James Newkirk, product unit manager for CodePlex. "I am excited to see where the community takes this and what new projects will develop as a result."

About Teamprise

Teamprise ( http://www.teamprise.com ) is a division of SourceGear focused on creating value-added products for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server. Founded in 1997, SourceGear LLC is a leading provider of solutions for software developers using Microsoft tools and platforms. SourceGear's popular product SourceOffSite provides a remote access solution for Microsoft Visual SourceSafe and is used by over 70,000 developers worldwide. In October 2002, SourceGear was named by Inc magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in America. Previous editions of the Inc 500 list have included Domino's Pizza, Intuit, and Microsoft.

About CodePlex

CodePlex provides a forum to bring together developers from around the world and gives them tools, source code and an advanced platform for designing and building software. It's just one of the ways in which Microsoft is fostering collaborative community innovation. Through the Shared Source Initiative, Microsoft has engaged with over 2 million developers on 120 different programs. CodePlex functionality, built on Microsoft Visual Studio(R) 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 most important to them. Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server enables developers to collaboratively develop, share, discuss and consume source code and build software. More information is available at http://www.codeplex.com .

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