Back in 2021, GitHub announced GitHub Copilot AI pair programmer technical preview. Later in 2022, GitHub Copilot was made generally available to all developers for $10 USD per month or $100 USD/year. GitHub Copilot offers AI-based coding suggestions in your preferred environment. Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of GitHub Copilot for Business. GitHub Copilot for Business offers simple license management, organization-wide policy management, industry-leading privacy and corporate proxy support.
Microsoft GitHub also announced that it has improved the underlying Codex model to improve the code suggestions offered by Copilot. When GitHub Copilot for Individuals was launched in June 2022, more than 27% of developers’ code files on average were generated by GitHub Copilot. With the new improvements, GitHub Copilot is now behind an average of 46% of a developers’ code across all programming languages.
Also, GitHub Copilot now comes with following new capabilities.
- AI-based security vulnerability filtering: GitHub Copilot automatically blocks common insecure code suggestions by targeting issues such as hardcoded credentials, SQL injections, and path injections.
- VPN proxy support: GitHub Copilot works with VPNs, including with self-signed certificates, so developers can use it in any working environment.
- Simple sign-up: Any company can quickly purchase Copilot for Business licenses online, and easily assign seats—even if they don’t use the GitHub platform for their source code.
GitHub Copilot for Business will cost $19/month/user. You can make the purchase here.