Visual Studio Codespaces is moving to GitHub

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Codespaces, which present cloud-hosted advancement environments on Microsoft Azure, will be included into GitHub Codespaces, which present hosted Visual Studio Code environments on GitHub. The current Azure-centered offering will be retired in February 2021.

Microsoft said the services is moving mainly because, throughout a preview stage, the company identified that transitioning from a repository to a codespace was the most-criticized aspect of the workflow. The vast the greater part of people favored an built-in, native, just one-simply click working experience. GitHub getting the property of 50 million developers, Microsoft made a decision it made sense to lover with GitHub to deal with the challenge. 

GitHub Codespaces is even now in a minimal general public beta developers can sign up listed here. When developers join to a GitHub Codespace via a portal or the Visual Studio Code editor, they will be prompted to post add a GitHub account to the beta. Visual Studio Codespaces people will acquire an electronic mail requesting their favored GitHub account.

Even though GitHub Codespaces delivers an optimized working experience for GitHub repos, developers even now can use Git repos hosted elsewhere, such as on Azure or Bitbucket, by taking a couple more configuration methods. Also, the non-public preview of Home windows-centered Codespaces support in Visual Studio 2019 will go to GitHub.

Microsoft has delivered an FAQ about the consolidation. The compay established the following timeline for plan:

  • September 4, 2020: Existing people commence moving to the GitHub non-public beta.
  • November twenty, 2020: Creation of new Visual Studio Codespaces will no for a longer time be permitted, but present Visual Studio Codespaces even now can be used.
  • February seventeen, 2021: The Visual Studio Codespaces portal will be retired.

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