At Build 2019 today, Microsoft announced several updates related to GitHub. These updates will help enterprises adopt GitHub easily.
First, GitHub Enterprise customers can now synchronize groups of GitHub users with Azure Active Directory (AAD). This synchronization allows GitHub customers to make use of their existing AAD solution for group membership so that their administrators and developers can focus on their application development. This update will be available in public preview May 23.
Second, GitHub users now can sign into Microsoft services, including Azure Portal and Azure DevOps using their GitHub account. Yes, developers need not create a new Microsoft account. This will allow developers to do deployment with just their GitHub account. This new login system will try to match a user’s GitHub account to an existing Microsoft identity with access to Azure. If no match found, it will create a new one that’s keyed to user’s GitHub account.
Third, Microsoft is announcing a new Visual Studio Subscription with GitHub Enterprise. This offers enterprises a simple way to purchase GitHub Enterprise through Visual Studio subscriptions. This new offer is available for purchase on the Enterprise Agreements (EA and EAS).
New or renewing EA customers can purchase either the Visual Studio Enterprise Subscription with GitHub Enterprise SKU or the Visual Studio Professional Subscription with GitHub Enterprise SKU. Visual Studio Enterprise and Professional subscribers on mid-term EA can upgrade their license to the Visual Studio Subscription with GitHub Enterprise offering by purchasing the GitHub Enterprise Step-up SKU.