By  Anirban Ghoshal

Microsoft unveils third-party extensions for GitHub Copilot

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2024-06-06 06:30:05

By Anirban Ghoshal

Senior Writer, InfoWorld |

Microsoft at its Build 2024 developer conference introduced Copilot Extensions, third-party add-ons to the GitHub Copilot AI-powered coding assistant.

Copilot Extensions, as the name suggests, are extended capabilities of GitHub Copilot that help with specific databases, SDKs, or APIs in the software development workflow.

GitHub Copilot was released for the first time in October 2021, and is available as an extension in Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, Vim, Neovim, and JetBrains IDEs (integrated development environments).

Earlier in February, GitHub made the enterprise version of GitHub Copilot generally available. Later in April, the company previewed GitHub Copilot Workspace, a developer environment that incorporates the AI-powered programming assistant.  

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