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Microsoft Unveils Infra Copilot: A New GitHub AI Tool for Infrastructure Coding

Microsoft's new Infra Copilot uses AI to generate infrastructure code based on user descriptions.


has unveiled Infra Copilot, a new generative AI tool designed to assist in coding for infrastructure systems. Leveraging the foundation of GitHub Copilot, this new tool aims to interpret the intent behind user prompts, generating accurate infrastructure code through . The announcement, made via a blog post, positions Infra Copilot as a solution for professionals to articulate requirements in natural language, receiving code suggestions that align with their needs.

Enhancing Productivity and Consistency

Infra Copilot promises to enhance the efficiency of programmers by allowing them to focus on higher-level tasks while the tool takes care of generating standardized code snippets. This standardization ensures consistency across various environments, addressing a common challenge in infrastructure coding projects. Microsoft emphasizes the potential of Infra Copilot to not only reduce development time but also serve as an educational resource for programmers unfamiliar with the intricacies of infrastructure code.

Availability and Integration

Available to users with the latest version of Visual Studio Code and a Copilot license, Infra Copilot requires the installation of the Copilot extension and signing in from . Additionally, the installation of the PowerShell extension is necessary to commence utilization. Alongside Infra Copilot, Microsoft has introduced GitHub Copilot Enterprise, a variant that generates code and answers questions using data from a company's own code repositories and knowledge base, priced at $39 per month per user.

Growth of AI Coding Tools, Microsoft and Beyond

    • In May, Meta introduced CodeCompose, an AI-powered tool that offers code suggestions for various languages including Python, as developers type in Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) like VS Code. The tool can utilize its understanding of the surrounding code to provide enhanced suggestions.
    • Chinese company Baidu is also competing in this space with its own coding AI. Comate is compatible with mainstream Integrated Development Environment (IDE) frameworks and supports more than 30  languages, with a strong emphasis on C/C++, Python, and Java.
    • In July, Stack Overflow introduced its OverflowAI coding assistantOverflowAI is a web-based tool that allows users to input natural language queries and get code snippets generated by a deep learning model trained on millions of  posts and other sources. The platform supports various programming languages, such as Python, C#, Java, and SQL.
    • has been positioning itself as a leader in the AI market and the company's SafeCoder reflects the ongoing success. Launched in August, the tool ensures that code remains within the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) during both training and inference stages. The design of SafeCoder allows for on-premises deployment, giving enterprises ownership of their code, similar to a personalized GitHub Copilot.

Last Updated on May 14, 2024 10:58 am CEST

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