Asserting the GitHub integration with Microsoft Groups

Asserting the GitHub integration with Microsoft Groups

Builders use GitHub along with quite a few different platforms, to speak with one another on points, pull requests, deployment statuses, and different updates. We wish to combine GitHub with different platforms to make it simpler for builders and groups to collaborate round their tasks from no matter context they work in. We’ve had a GitHub + Slack integration for years, and as we speak we’re excited to announce that we’re increasing our portfolio, with a brand new GitHub + Microsoft Groups integration, now out there in public beta.

To get entry to this new integration, head over to the Microsoft Groups app retailer and set up GitHub (Preview), or instantly set up from right here.

Getting began

There’s loads to be enthusiastic about with this integration, together with the flexibility to shut/reopen points and touch upon points/pull requests proper in Groups. However, first issues first, you’ll wish to hyperlink your GitHub and Groups accounts. To hyperlink your accounts, authenticate to GitHub utilizing a @github signin command.

Let’s see what else you are able to do with this integration!

Customizing your expertise

Get notifications for under the organizations and repositories you care about. You’ll be able to subscribe to get notifications for a corporation or repository’s exercise utilizing the @github subscribe [organization]/[repository] command. To unsubscribe to notifications from a repository, use  @github unsubscribe [organization]/[repository]

Viewing present particulars

Your staff can see all of the necessities particulars on a GitHub exercise posted in a Microsoft Groups channel. The notification card you see for any pull request or situation at all times displays the present state from GitHub together with different metadata like checks, descriptions, labels, assignees, and reviewers.

Turning conversations into actions

Any new occasion that occurs on a pull request or situation (like remark/evaluation/shut/merge and so forth.) is added as a reply to the dad or mum card. This helps in retaining the context and promotes collaboration. And you may flip discussions into actions on GitHub, instantly from Groups. You’ll be able to carry out actions like:

  • Open a brand new situation
  • Shut and reopen present points
  • Touch upon points and pull requests

Once you share hyperlinks to GitHub actions within the channel, extra particulars are routinely extracted and proven as a preview in your Groups channel. Test it out:

Staying in contact

We’re trying ahead to listening to your suggestions on the brand new integration. Please share any suggestions you might need right here. For extra data, go to and/or our product documentation web page as we speak.

Completely satisfied collaborating!

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