Microsoft made the announcement about GitHub acquisition back in June 2018 and has been working with regulators around the world to close the deal. Last week, we reported that Microsoft got approval for its GitHub acquisition from EU. Today, Microsoft announced that they have completed the acquisition process.
Microsoft once again mentioned today that GitHub will operate independently as a community, platform, and business. So, GitHub will retain its developer-first values and will always support developers in their choice of any language, license, tool, platform, or cloud.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, mentioned the following as the three things we can expect from Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub.
- First, we will empower developers at every stage of the development lifecycle – from ideation to collaboration to deployment to the cloud. Going forward, GitHub will remain an open platform, which any developer can plug into and extend. Developers will continue to be able to use the programming languages, tools and operating systems of their choice for their projects – and will still be able to deploy their code on any cloud and any device.
- Second, we will accelerate enterprise developers’ use of GitHub, with our direct sales and partner channels and access to Microsoft’s global cloud infrastructure and services.
- Finally, we will bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.
Learn more about this acquisition here.