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GitHub Copilot Enterprise users in Visual Studio Code can now get answers from Copilot Chat enriched with context from Copilot knowledge bases and Bing search results.

To get started, make sure you’re running the latest release of the GitHub Copilot Chat extension for VS Code, and then check out the docs.

Access your Copilot knowledge bases

You can now access your knowledge bases from any Copilot Chat conversation in VS Code 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. This allows Copilot Enterprise users to combine search results and internal documentation with editor context using existing chat variables like #file and #selection.

Search with the context of the web

GitHub Copilot can now search Bing within chat conversations in VS Code to answer questions and find information outside of its general knowledge or your codebase.

To get answers enriched with Bing search results, start your message with @github. Copilot will intelligently decide when to use Bing – or you can ask it to run a search by adding #web to your query. You can ask questions like @github What is the latest LTS version of Node.js?.

Bing search is only available if enabled by an administrator – for more details, see “Enabling GitHub Copilot Enterprise features”.

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GitHub Copilot Enterprise subscribers in Visual Studio can now use Copilot Chat to get answers enriched with context from their entire repository (not just open tabs!) and Bing search results.

To try out this functionality, install Visual Studio 17.11 Preview 2, and then check out the docs.

Get answers from across your entire codebase

Copilot Chat can now answer questions with understanding of your full repository, not just the tabs you have open. Index your repository on GitHub.com, and then ask a question mentioning @github. You can ask questions like @github Where is device detection implemented?.

Search with the context of the web

GitHub Copilot can now search Bing to find information outside of its general knowledge or your codebase. When you mention @github, Copilot will intelligently decide when to use Bing. You can ask questions like @github What are the breaking changes in Next.js v14?.

Bing search is only available if enabled by an administrator – for more details, see “Enabling GitHub Copilot Enterprise features”.

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We’re excited to introduce a wave of updates this May 🌟 in GitHub Copilot Enterprise!

Copilot Chat in GitHub.com has leveled up 🔋. It can now summarize and answer questions about your repositories, releases, commits and more.

  • Learn about repositories: Copilot can answer questions about a repository or compare repositories based on its owner, description, stars & forks count, and various timestamps. To learn more, see “Asking exploratory questions about a repository” in the GitHub docs.
  • Try it yourself: Navigate to a repository on GitHub.com, and ask Copilot to Tell me about this repo
  • Ask about releases: Copilot can now tell you about a release or retrieve the most recent release in a repository. Ask Copilot to summarize the latest release from your favorite open source projects and use Copilot to dig into issues or changes tied to the release notes. To learn more, see “Asking exploratory questions about a repository” in the GitHub docs.

  • Try it yourself: Navigate to an open source repository on GitHub.com, and ask Copilot to Tell me about the latest release

  • Understand changes happening in your codebase: Copilot can now list changes (commits) related to a pull request and dig into specific commits if you need to understand a change in detail. To learn more, see “Asking a question about a specific commit” in the GitHub docs.

  • Try it yourself: Navigate to a commit on GitHub.com, and ask Copilot to Summarize the changes in this commit

Don’t know where to begin? Copilot Chat on GitHub.com now makes suggestions when you open a new conversation based on where you are. Whether you’re summarizing issues, creating unit tests, or discovering what Copilot can do, Chat already knows your GitHub context and what you might be trying to achieve.

With these latest updates for Copilot Enterprise, it’s now easier for you to get up to speed on your repos, their releases and latest changes faster and more seamlessly. You can learn more in our docs.

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Another month means more exciting updates to GitHub Copilot Enterprise! 📆 Check out what’s new below:

  • Ask Copilot Chat in GitHub.com to summarize and answer questions about specific issues: Copilot can read an issue and answer questions based on its title, author, status, body, linked pull requests, comments, and timestamps. To learn more, see “Asking a question about a specific issue” in the GitHub Docs.
    • Try it yourself: Navigate to an issue on GitHub.com, and ask Copilot to Summarize this issue
  • Stop Copilot Chat in GitHub.com mid-response with the “Stop” button: If your question wasn’t quite right, you’ve already got your answer, or Copilot isn’t heading in the right direction, you can now stop Copilot mid-response with the “Stop” button, like you can in your IDE.

Got feedback on any of these updates or Copilot Enterprise more generally? Join the discussion within GitHub Community.

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We’re excited to announce the public beta of the GitHub Copilot Metrics API, available to all customers of GitHub Copilot Business and GitHub Copilot Enterprise starting today.

The GitHub Copilot Metrics API is designed to supply you with information about Copilot’s usage within your organizations. The data from the API is intended to be consumed and combined with your organization’s own data to create greater visibility into how Copilot fits into the bigger picture of your software development cycle.

What functionality will be included in the Public Beta?

  • Historical data will be automatically loaded, giving you the ability to overlay data with any previous sources from day one.
  • The endpoint will supply data for the previous 28 days of usage history, on a rolling basis.

  • Data is summarized by day, and is refreshed at day end.

  • Date ranges and pagination are now available.

  • This iteration of the GitHub Copilot Metrics API is focused on serving metrics for Copilot Chat and code completions that take place in the IDE.

  • Code completion metrics: Lines of Code Suggested, Lines of Code Accepted, Number of Suggestions, Number of Acceptances, and Active Users with slices on language, and IDE.

  • Copilot Chat metrics: Number of Chats, Chat Suggestions Accepted, and Active Users. The endpoint does not currently feature slices on language or IDE for Chat metrics.

  • Team-level aggregates for GitHub teams with five or more members are also available.

Documentation and Resources

To help you get started, we have prepared comprehensive documentation and resources:

  • API Documentation: Explore the detailed API documentation, including metrics definitions here.
  • Visualization: You can find an open source tool for consuming and visualizing data from the endpoint here.

  • Metrics Export: Generate a flattened CSV from the endpoint using GitHub Actions here.

  • Learning Pathway: You can find an extended article on measuring the impact of GitHub Copilot here.

Participate in the Public Beta!

Your feedback during this beta phase is invaluable to us. We encourage you to share your experiences, which will be instrumental in refining and enhancing the API as we look toward the future.

Stay tuned for updates and enhancements throughout the beta period. We’re committed to delivering a robust and feature-rich API that meets your needs and expectations.**

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It’s been a little over a month since GitHub Copilot Enterprise became generally available. Check out what’s new below!

Enhanced contextual understanding and more relevant suggestions in GitHub.com

Copilot Chat in GitHub.com now uses faster and smarter embedding models to power content retrieval, giving Copilot higher quality and more relevant context when searching code and knowledge bases.

Copilot Chat in GitHub.com now knows about the programming languages used in the repository you’re looking at: Copilot could sometimes give answers based on a programming language not used by your project. Copilot now knows what programming languages a repository uses, so it can give code examples more tailored to your context.

Faster help with understanding pull request changes

It’s now easier to ask Copilot about the changed files in a diff: From the files changed view, you can now pick the files you’re most interested in asking Copilot about.

GitHub Copilot in Pull Request files changed view

You can also now ask Copilot about specific lines in a diff more easily by clicking on the Copilot icon when you hover on a line of code.

GitHub Copilot icon when hovering on a line in a diff

Usability improvements

A big thank you to all of our customers for the great feedback you’ve been providing. We’ve made a whole bunch of small fixes, including:

You can now start typing your next question to Copilot while the current response is still generating: Previously you had to wait for Copilot’s message to complete generating before a follow-up question could be composed.

Keyboard up/down arrows can now be used to cycle through past messages: Perhaps you want to ask a similar question from earlier in the conversation history? Hitting the up key on your keyboard will now enable you to cycle through previous messages.

Copilot Chat in GitHub.com now has better support for Japanese and Chinese characters: Previously the message could be submitted to Copilot after the IME conversion selection but before the user was ready to send the message to Copilot.

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GitHub Copilot Enterprise is now generally available

GitHub Copilot Enterprise, our most advanced AI offering to date, is now generally available. With GitHub Copilot Enterprise, you can:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of your organization’s unique codebase: Copilot Chat in GitHub.com understands your code and streamlines code navigation and comprehension for developers.
  • Quickly access organizational knowledge and best practices: By letting developers attach knowledge bases (formerly known as docsets) to conversations, Copilot Chat in GitHub.com can answer questions based on your Markdown documentation stored on GitHub.
  • Review pull requests faster: With pull request summaries generated by GitHub Copilot and the ability to chat about changes in a pull request, reviewers can get up to speed on a pull request quickly and spend more time providing valuable feedback.

Following on from our limited public beta, we are bringing the following improvements to GitHub Copilot Enterprise today to make Copilot even smarter:

  • GitHub Copilot can now search Bing within chat conversations in GitHub.com to answer questions and find information outside of its general knowledge or your codebase (public beta).
  • You can now access your knowledge bases (formerly known as docsets) from any Copilot Chat conversation in GitHub.com with the “Attach knowledge” button. Organization owners can create knowledge bases from an organization’s settings.
  • GitHub Copilot knows about code as you browse, so you no longer have to be explicit about exactly what file, symbol or snippet you want to chat about.

Example conversation demonstrating how GitHub Copilot can access the code you are currently looking at

  • GitHub Copilot generates pull request summaries that are now more structured, with a “Summary” section that gives a high-level overview, and an “Outline” section that walks through the code.
  • GitHub Copilot can now analyze and explain any pull request diff, making it easier for pull request reviewers to understand changes and share great feedback.

Example conversation demonstrating how GitHub Copilot can explain and improve pull request diffs

Ready to give Copilot Chat in GitHub.com a try? Here are some suggested prompts to get you started:

  • Ask a question about recent events to trigger a Bing search: What updates were there in Node.js v20?
  • Open GitHub Copilot Chat on a repository and ask a question about the repository: Where is the turnOn function defined?
  • Open a file on GitHub.com and ask a question about that file: Draft unit test cases for each of the functions in the file I’m currently viewing
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The new year brings new features and improvements for the Copilot Enterprise! 🎆 These changes are focused on streamlined onboarding and ease of use.

As a reminder, Copilot Enterprise is currently in limited public beta. Enterprises can request access by signing up to the waitlist.

Semantic search can be enabled on any repository

Developers in an enterprise with access to Copilot Enterprise can now enable semantic search on a repository through the click of a button. Once a repository is indexed, Copilot has a much improved understanding of the code base in that repository and can answer questions via Copilot Chat in GitHub.com.

Create docsets to access your company’s critical knowledge

Organizations with documentation hosted in GitHub repos and written in Markdown (.md, .mdx) can now create “docsets” and enable developers in those organizations to access that critical knowledge via Copilot Chat in GitHub.com.

To get started, admins can create a docset, including the repositories that contain Markdown documentation.

Members of the corresponding organization can start to ask questions about the documentation by selecting the docset from Copilot’s “New conversation” UI in GitHub.com.

An organization can have multiple docsets – so, for example, an admin could create a docset for each team with the repositories that are relevant to them.

Introducing Copilot chat for pull request diffs

Developers are now be able to ask Copilot Chat questions about diffs on GitHub.com. To see this in action, simply navigate to a diff and use one of the following two entry points:

  1. Select some of the lines in the diff, and click on the icon on the right. You can click “Explain” to ask Copilot to explain those lines.
  2. You can also ask Copilot to chat about an entire file in the diff by clicking on the three dots at the top-right of the file in the diff. Click on “Ask Copilot about this diff” to start chatting about it.

Improved onboarding and discoverability

  • Enterprise admins have now access to improved onboarding as they enable Copilot Enterprise within their enterprise.
  • GitHub Copilot on GitHub.com can now be accessed via the search bar.
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