In case you've just gotten back from a backpacking adventure where you had no internet, no telephones and no homing pigeons, then you may have missed out on the big news this week.
Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub!
It's hard to imagine anything bigger, so this week we have a roundup of the top stories around this agreement.
Microsoft to acquire GitHub
The official announcement from Microsoft explains the details of the acquisition, including how the company will align within Microsoft, with Nat Friedman taking over as GitHub's CEO.
Microsoft + GitHub = Empowering Developers
Satya Nadella explains his view of how Microsoft and GitHub fit together. He explains why he's excited about GitHub, and how this acquisition empowers developers at every stage of the development lifecycle — from ideation to collaboration to deployment to the cloud.
VSTS and GitHub
What does this agreement mean for the future of Visual Studio Team Services? Lori Lamkin explains the future of VSTS (and TFS) and how Visual Studio Team Services and GitHub will continue to coexist.
Nat Friedman, CVP of Developer Services for Microsoft and the future CEO of GitHub, introduces himself. He explains why Microsoft is the ideal partner for GitHub and how GitHub will operate independently and how GitHub will retain its product philosophy.
I'm Nat Friedman, future CEO of GitHub, ask me anything
Nat Friedman holds forum on Reddit and explains what he envisions for the future of GitHub, how the site will remain ad-free, and how you've been disrespecting Mr Clippit all these years by calling him "Clippy".
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