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GitHub Copilot Metrics Updates

We’ve updated how we calculate Last Activity to give you better clarity and are pausing access to the Team endpoint in the Metrics API.

Updating the Last Activity calculation

Ahead of the GitHub Copilot Metrics API launch, we made an update to how we calculate Last Activity in order to provide more useful information for admins. Previously, this data point indicated the last time a user generated a Copilot authentication token, which happened automatically if the user’s editor was active. This did not mean the user was engaging with Copilot but rather, the extension was ensuring it could provide completions or chat access if needed.

To align this data point with actual usage, we updated our system to grab the most recent instance where the user deliberately engaged with the Copilot system. These actions include but are not limited to:
– Code completion suggestions show
– Chatting with Copilot Chat in IDEs
– Creating or updating a knowledge base
– Creating a pull request summary
– Interacting with Copilot on

As part of this update, we also needed to perform system cleanup on the vast amount of previous token generated events that were no longer relevant to providing this data point. Some data was erroneously removed but has since been restored.

The Last Activity date should be consistent across the CSV generated via Get Report in Copilot Access settings as well as through the Seats Management API.

Pausing access to Team slicing in the GitHub Copilot Metrics API.

Based on trends in feedback, the product team has learned that the Teams route of the Metrics API returns data that is not meeting the goals of our intended customer experience. In light, they have made the decision to temporarily pull the Teams route from production as of May 9th, 2024. During this time, the team will implement a collection of fixes intended to improve end users’ data experience and plan to re-enable the route by the end of June, at latest.

We understand this may be disappointing but the team is working to restore access as soon as possible. You can provide feedback and follow along for updates via this Discussion.

The new Tool group-by option on the security overview trends graph provides a visualization of alert trends, organized by the security tools that detected each vulnerability. It’s designed to improve your ability to track and analyze the effectiveness of your scanning tools, enabling more strategic decision-making.

Example of the alert trends chart grouped by security tool

With this new functionality, you can:
* Pinpoint which tools are detecting the most critical vulnerabilities.
* Monitor the performance of your scanners over time.
* Prioritize your remediation efforts based on detailed insights.

To access this feature, navigate to the Security tab at the organization level on GitHub, and choose the Tool option in the Group by dropdown.

This functionality is now available as a public beta on GitHub Enterprise Cloud and will be available in GitHub Enterprise Server 3.14.

Learn more about the security overview dashboard for your organization and send us your feedback

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We’ve simplified the signup flow to make it easier for maintainers to join Sponsors. If you’re in a supported region, your profile will be accepted immediately.

If you live in a region that isn’t already supported by GitHub Sponsors, you can sign up for the waitlist to participate in GitHub Sponsors. For a list of supported regions, see GitHub Sponsors.

Haven’t signed up for GitHub Sponsors yet? Join now at GitHub Sponsors.

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