Why GitHub’s new Announcement should be no surprise

Sebastian SchützeSebastian Schütze

Since Microsoft has acquired GitHub for over 7.5$ a lot has changed. They have given away a lot of free features since then:

These features are following Microsoft’s changed philosophy of open source which Satya Nadella introduced with his famous statement:

to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more

Satya Nadella – Keynote WPC 2014

In hindsight it is easy to say that this mission fits perfectly on what GitHub is giving away for free.

Microsoft’s Strategy – a Good Compromise

Let’s be clear with Microsoft’s strategy as a company; you need to make money. Everybody needs to make money in our current system to do anything. No matter if “good” or “bad”. So everybody is clear that buying GitHub was not a decision because of revenue, but because of strategy.

But with the right philosophy it just empowers everyone else to actually do more. Because you take customers who pay and can afford it. And you take the beginners, students, starting freelancers and give them something for free. In German we call that “Mischkalkulation” which I think translates to “mixed calculation”. And this is the same way how I feel how it should be. You can grow best if you help people who can’t afford these things easily.

So it help everyone as long as a company does not loose it’s way. And tech in general has great potential to do a lot for the world.

Now Practice: How to get private Repos for Teams

The first thing you need is an organization in GitHub. And before that an account of course! 😉

Let’s make it fairly easy… with screenshots. First create an organization with your own account

And then invite your team for free

That’s it! Happy collaborating in private!

Also published on Medium.

Sebastian is an Azure Nerd with focus on DevOps and Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS) that converted from the big world of SharePoint and O365. He was working with O365 since 2013 and loved it ever since. As his focus shifted in 2017 to more DevOps related topics in the Microsoft Stack. He learned to love the possibilities of automation. Besides writing articles in his blog and German magazines, he is still contributing to the SharePoint Developer Community (and PnP SharePoint) to help to make the ALM part a smoother place to live in.

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