Microsoft made it public that they have finally completed their $7.5 billion acquisition with GitHub on Oct 2018, GitHub is a top software development platform with great features i don’t think anyone will love to miss that.
Microsoft also made it known that Nat Friedman, former CEO of Xamarin (acquired by Microsoft in 2016), is taking over as GitHub’s CEO, reporting to Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Cloud + AI Group Executive Vice President.
This acquisition was first announced on June 2018 via their blog post and now the deal is complete.
In addition, Nat Friedman also added that GitHub would operate independently as a community, platform, and business.
So developers will continue to be able to use the programming languages, tools and operating systems of their choice for their projects – and will still be able to deploy their code to any operating system, any Cloud and any device.
According to Microsoft news “GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos, operate independently, and remain an open platform. Together, the two companies will work together to empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.”
GitHub represents one of Microsoft’s five biggest acquisitions to date, after LinkedIn, Skype, and Nokia’s mobile phone unit.