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Copilot Enterprise knows about pull requests, discussions, and files – June Updates

June CE Changelog

Another month, and another exciting set of updates for Copilot Enterprise. Let’s dig in:

Copilot Chat in can now answer questions about your pull requests, discussions, and files.

Catch up on Pull Requests: Copilot can answer questions about a Pull Request and give you an overview of the changes the Pull Request introduces. To learn more, see “Asking questions about a specific pull request” in the GitHub docs.
Try it yourself: Navigate to a Pull Request on, and ask Copilot to Tell me about this Pull Request

Get more out of Discussions Copilot can help you get up to speed quickly by summarizing discussions and discussion comments. In addition, Copilot can identify themes in the discussion and commentary made by different participants aiding you in catching up on context seamlessly. To learn more, see “Asking a question about a specific issue or discussion” in the GitHub docs.
Try it yourself: Navigate to a discussion on, and ask Copilot to Summarize this discussion

Ask about Files and learn about recent changes: Copilot can now tell you about a file or retrieve the most recent changes in the file on any branch. Ask Copilot to tell you what has changed in a file to gain a deeper understanding into your codebase and what’s changing in it. To learn more, see “File details skill” in the GitHub docs.
Try it yourself: Navigate to a file on, and ask Copilot to What's changed in this file recently?

Copilot Enterprise features are now available in Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio

As announced earlier this month, Copilot Enterprise features are now available in Visual Studio Code and in Visual Studio for the first time. (For Visual Studio, you’ll need to be running Visual Studio 17.11 Preview 2 or later.)

Chat with the context of the web in Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio: GitHub Copilot can now search Bing to find information outside of its general knowledge or your codebase. Just mention @GitHub, and Copilot will intelligently decide when to use Bing. Bing search is only available if enabled by an administrator – for more details, see “Enabling GitHub Copilot Enterprise features”.

Get answers from across your entire codebase in Visual Studio: Copilot Chat can now answer questions with understanding of your full repository, not just the tabs you have open. Index your repository on, and then ask a question mentioning @GitHub. You can ask questions like @GitHub Where is device detection implemented?.

Access your Copilot knowledge bases in Visual Studio Code: You can now access your knowledge bases from any Copilot Chat conversation by typing @GitHub #kb, selecting a knowledge base from the list, and then entering your question. Copilot will respond, using the Markdown documentation in your knowledge base as context for its answer.

As always, we welcome any feedback on Copilot Enterprise in the discussion within GitHub Community.

Starting today, you can now perform on demand validity checks for NuGet API keys and supported Azure connection strings. These checks will also continue to run on an ongoing basis.

GitHub secret scanning lets you know if your secret is active or inactive with partner validity checks. These checks are run on an ongoing basis for supported providers for any repositories that have enabled the validity check feature; you can also perform on demand validity checks from the alert details page.

Learn how to secure your repositories with secret scanning or sign up for a 60 minute feedback session on secret scanning and be compensated for your time.

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Auto-triage rules help you reduce alert and pull request fatigue, while better managing your alerts at scale.

With Dependabot auto-triage rules, you can create your own custom rules to control how Dependabot ignores alerts with auto-dismissal, snoozes and reopens alerts, and generates pull requests to fix alerts – so you can focus on the alerts that matter, without worrying about the alerts that don’t.

Rules can be created with the following alert attributes:
– Dependency scope (devDependency or runtime)
– Ecosystem
– Manifest path (for repository-level rules only)
– Package name
– Patch availability
– Severity

For more information and how to use this feature, please refer to our documentation.

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