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.
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.
Organizations with documentation hosted in GitHub repos and written in Markdown (
.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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.