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Visual Studio Codespaces is moving to GitHub

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Codespaces, which give cloud-hosted progress environments on Microsoft Azure, will be integrated into GitHub Codespaces, which give hosted Visual Studio Code environments on GitHub. The recent Azure-dependent featuring will be retired in February 2021.

Microsoft explained the services is shifting for the reason that, during a preview phase, the company observed that transitioning from a repository to a codespace was the most-criticized element of the workflow. The wide vast majority of end users desired an integrated, native, 1-click experience. GitHub remaining the property of fifty million builders, Microsoft determined it manufactured sense to partner with GitHub to handle the issue. 

GitHub Codespaces is even now in a minimal general public beta builders can indicator up in this article. When builders link to a GitHub Codespace as a result of a portal or the Visual Studio Code editor, they will be prompted to post insert a GitHub account to the beta. Visual Studio Codespaces end users will receive an e mail requesting their desired GitHub account.

When GitHub Codespaces supplies an optimized experience for GitHub repos, builders even now can use Git repos hosted in other places, this sort of as on Azure or Bitbucket, by getting a few more configuration ways. Also, the private preview of Home windows-dependent Codespaces help in Visual Studio 2019 will transfer to GitHub.

Microsoft has supplied an FAQ about the consolidation. The compay established the subsequent timeline for plan:

  • September four, 2020: Existing end users commence shifting to the GitHub private beta.
  • November 20, 2020: Creation of new Visual Studio Codespaces will no extended be allowed, but current Visual Studio Codespaces even now can be employed.
  • February 17, 2021: The Visual Studio Codespaces portal will be retired.

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