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GitHub Expands Business Plan With Copilot Enterprise for Advanced Code Assistance

Microsoft's GitHub launches Copilot Enterprise, an AI tool boosting developer productivity. It offers personalized code suggestions


Microsoft has unveiled the general availability of GitHub Copilot Enterprise, a new offering designed to boost productivity and efficiency in software development teams by integrating advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) functionalities. The Enterprise tier was initially announced in preview back in November and is now reaching full launch. 

As part of this launch, GitHub introduces an enhanced version of its AI-powered code completion and assistance tool coupled with enterprise-grade security, safety, and privacy features. Priced at an extra $20 per user each month over its existing Business plan, Copilot Enterprise aims to provide substantial customization capabilities and seamless integration with organization-specific codebases, standards, and practices.

New Capabilities and Integrations

One of the standout features of GitHub Copilot Enterprise is its capacity to deliver personalized code suggestions by analyzing an organization’s unique codebase when integrated with GitHub.com. This tool can be tailored to adhere to specific coding standards and policies set by the company, ensuring consistency and adherence to best practices across development projects. Moreover, GitHub has introduced an innovative integration with Bing search directly into Copilot Chat. This integration is currently in beta and harnesses advanced natural language processing (NLP) technology to understand human queries and provide real-time code suggestions. Developers can also utilize new accessibility features in the Visual Studio Code editor, initiating interactions with Copilot Chat effortlessly through voice commands.

Enhancements for Developer Productivity and Code Quality

GitHub Copilot Enterprise is not merely an extension of the existing Business plan; it introduces functionalities designed to streamline the software development process. Among these is the automatic generation of summaries for pull requests, which can significantly enhance code review efficiency. The platform is engineered to improve code navigation and comprehension, thereby accelerating feature implementation, issue resolution, and code modernization. It serves as a valuable resource for both junior and senior developers alike by offering clear code summaries, relevant suggestions, and instantaneous responses to inquiries regarding code behavior. Furthermore, the tool’s customization extends to the creation of custom models for a deeper understanding of an organization’s codebase, with provisions for training Copilot on private codebases to refine its suggestion relevance, while expressly forbidding the use of private repositories or prompts to train its underlying machine learning models without direct authorization.

GitHub Copilot Enterprise represents a significant advancement in AI-assisted development tools, offering organizations unparalleled customizability, integration capabilities, and AI-powered code assistance. With this new service, GitHub reinforces its commitment to enhancing developer productivity and code quality across the industry. For those interested in leveraging these advanced functionalities, more information is available in the About GitHub Copilot Enterprise documentation, supporting both Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code platforms.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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