Microsoft employees, how do you feel about the GitHub acquisition?

GitHub octocat
Jun 8, 2018 39 Comments

It's been a week and the news has settled, I'm curious what people from Microsoft think about the move.

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TOP 39 Comments
  • Google stacy
    How many Microsoftees had to lookup what Github is?
    Jun 8, 2018 9
    • GitHub octocat
      OP
      That's where the money at
      Jun 8, 2018
    • CareerBuilder JonDoe1
      Less than had to look up the last time Google released a decent product
      Jun 8, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng ShortBTC
      @stacy Why? You think you are better then the rest of us?
      Jun 8, 2018
    • Microsoft / Sales iHzt55
      @stacy that joke is as stale as your breath
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Microsoft Bravo!
      That's ironic because the latest Github Stats showed Microsoft is the company that had the most employees active on Github.
      Jun 9, 2018
  • Microsoft Dffgd
    Happy, github is a great product. Hopefully we don't fuck it up.
    Jun 8, 2018 3
    • Shopify / Eng Shpoptify
      The new CEO seems to be a nice guy, I don’t think you’re going to fuck it up :)
      Jun 8, 2018
    • GitHub octocat
      OP
      I agree with Shpoptify. I know it's still pretty early, but I'm excited to see where we can go under his leadership.
      Jun 8, 2018
    • Microsoft CykaBlyat
      Don't worry, we will. Just give us time.
      Jun 8, 2018
  • New CFWG44
    OP, did you become a millionaire?
    Jun 8, 2018 4
    • GitHub octocat
      OP
      The deal isn't finalized so none of us became anything yet, but no, not quite a million. Likely to be close though.
      Jun 8, 2018
    • Apple iDeveloper
      Looks like the deal is final now. How much did SWEs make on average?
      Oct 31, 2018
    • GitHub octocat
      OP
      Not a million but close. I haven't been around forever though.
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Apple iDeveloper
      That’s amazing! Congratulations! Is it all vested immediately?
      Oct 31, 2018
  • Microsoft jhhgff
    Stackoverflow is the next. Stay tuned!
    Jun 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Snowflakes
    As long as they make my stock go up thats all that counts.
    Jun 8, 2018 1
    • GitHub octocat
      OP
      I respect this
      Jun 8, 2018
  • Microsoft LightSaver
    Great!
    Jun 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft FnqL77
    "Deploy on Azure" button is coming to all repos
    Jun 9, 2018 1
    • GitHub octocat
      OP
      There is some cool stuff coming, but this was planned long before acquisition and will be provider-agnostic
      Jun 9, 2018
  • Microsoft melv
    Feel bad you didn't get acquired by Google. Our comp is 30% to 50% less due to our junk stock awards. Stay your two years or so to finish your github stock awards and get out. They will force you to rewrite everything to use MSFT tech within 5 yeara.
    Jun 9, 2018 3
    • Microsoft sandstone
      Linkedin was aquired two years ago.. but thier comp dint take a hit. Same will be the case with git hub.. the new ceo seems to be aware of these opinions and its in microsofts best interests to preserve github's identity. Thats what they aquired it for.
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Microsoft melv
      They will, Skype and yammer are swirling the drain already
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Microsoft sandstone
      Skype and yammer were not treated like seperate entities.. linkedin was..
      Jun 9, 2018
  • UBS / Eng Izdq546
    If GitHub goes south, at least we all have PornHub
    Jun 8, 2018 1
    • Salesforce djeci49
      Tissue commits multiple times a day
      Jun 9, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng ShortBTC
    Hopefully I don’t have to pay anymore.
    Jun 8, 2018 2
    • GitHub octocat
      OP
      There are internal coupon codes, can't imagine that'll be an issue
      Jun 8, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng ShortBTC
      Awesome!
      Jun 8, 2018
  • Microsoft HTtE80
    I can smell lot of ass burning from Google folks. Nobody took Microsoft seriously 4 years ago and google was where the cool kid wanted to go. But the tables have turned now and Microsoft is going ahead of Alphabet.
    Jun 8, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Bravo!
      All the cool kids still want to go at Google. It will take much more than that to turn the tables.
      Jun 9, 2018
  • Microsoft iknow
    I think its a great buy. With LI and GitHub, Microsoft is the facebook for professionals. Two great assets in MS pocket, monetization part is easy.
    Jun 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    Dhxjsjjnmore
    There goes hope for salary improvement. Satya’s intention is clear - you get new talents by acquisition, don’t care about the current employees. Also easy to predict budget for new incubation will drop. This is another blow after LinkedIn.
    Jun 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft M$FT🥜
    GitHub private repos are going to be free soon .
    Except maybe for some EE licenses
    Jun 9, 2018 0