1. Three Strategies to Integrate GitHub into Microsoft Ecology
Microsoft CEO Nadella talked about how Microsoft has become the most active organization on GitHub in the past few years, submitted more than 2 million project commits and updates, and stated that Microsoft is fully committed to open source.
As for how GitHub will evolve into a Microsoft company, Nadella focuses on three major strategies: empowering developers at all stages of the development cycle, accelerating GitHub for enterprise development, and leveraging the platform to allow more users to use Microsoft's development tools and service.
Keeping GitHub open
GitHub founder Chris Wanstrath stated that GitHub will be an open platform for all developers regardless of the programming language, platform, operating system, or encoding device used. Like previous LinkedIn and Minecraft, Nadella’s Microsoft will keep acquired companies independent and identifiable.
Nat Friedman, who will be the CEO of GitHub after the transaction closes, reiterates that GitHub is committed to becoming an open platform where anyone can upload and contribute code.
Wanstrath and Friedman made it clear that developers fear that Microsoft's problem of disrupting the GitHub atmosphere will not exist.
3, leadership team reorganization
Microsoft CFO Amy Hood said that the company will complete the transaction by the end of the year with the supervision and approval of the U.S. and European Union regulators. By then, Wanstrath will serve as a technical Fellow of Microsoft and will report to Microsoft's AI, cloud computing and chief development engineer Scott Guthrie. Friedman will take over as CEO of GitHub and report to Guthrie as well.
4, cloud platform integration
Microsoft's new slogan during the Nadella era is "intelligent cloud, intelligent edge". The acquisition of GitHub will play an important role in this goal. Friedman said that cloud is the core demand of developers, and Microsoft will focus not only on its own Azure.cloud servicePlug in GitHub and integrate with other platforms such as AWS and Google Cloud to help developers.
5. Enter GitHub Marketplace
Microsoft has many plans for the GitHub Marketplace. Friedman said Microsoft plans to use the market to make all development tools and services available to anyone in the developer community.
6, integrated Visual Studio Code
Finally, Friedman said that Microsoft will directly integrate the functionality of its open source Visual Studio Code development environment into GitHub, providing developers with a "more seamless experience" to collaborate and merge code and have more efficient coding End-to-end experience.