GitHub, owned by Microsoft, has just rolled out something big: Copilot Enterprise. This new tier is designed for developers in companies, helping them work with their employers’ internal code. Here’s the lowdown:
Copilot Enterprise: What Does It Do?
Copilot Enterprise is more than just a coding tool. It can explain and give advice on internal source code, making it easier for developers to understand and improve their work. Think of it as a smart assistant for coding in the workplace.
The Price Tag: $39 per Person per Month
It’s not cheap, though. This new tier comes at $39 per person each month. That’s over double what the business offering costs. But for what it does, many companies might find it worth the expense.
Microsoft’s Strategy: Boosting Cloud Business
Why is Microsoft doing this? It’s all about boosting their cloud business segment. By using OpenAI’s tech more fully, Microsoft is aiming to make a bigger splash in the cloud services market.
A Million Paid Users and Growing
Just last month, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shared some impressive numbers. GitHub Copilot has already got a million paid users. That’s a lot of developers finding value in this AI-driven coding assistant.
Caution: Check the Code
But it’s not perfect. There have been some errors, and security pros are keeping a close eye on it. That’s why GitHub advises developers to test and review any code Copilot suggests, just to be safe.
A Billion-Dollar Future?
Looking ahead, analysts at Piper Sandler are making some bold predictions. They estimate GitHub Copilot could bring in $3 billion annually by 2026, assuming 16% of GitHub’s 100 million users sign up. That’s a huge potential market.
So, what’s next? GitHub’s Copilot Enterprise could be a game-changer for developers, offering smart, AI-powered coding assistance in the workplace. For companies that rely heavily on software development, this could be the tool that takes them to the next level.
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