“We kept GitHub GitHub and it remains this independent entity within Microsoft similar to LinkedIn,” he told me. “I think we did a fantastic job with doing this and kept GitHub in its original form. You don’t see more Microsoft in GitHub.com than you saw four years ago and that has helped us to continue to grow and we’re very excited where this is going.”
He noted that GitHub has continued to receive the same support from Microsoft’s leadership team, including CEO Satya Nadella, over the years. “Microsoft has not forgotten why we did the deal in the first place and what the important pillars of the deal are. The first and foremost principle is to put developers first. And that is what we do every day,” Dohmke said.
I'm not a regular user of GitHub, but I use it enough that I would notice something is changing. All I can say is that GitHub has only gotten better and some very innovative features have rolled out in the last 4 years.
The support from Microsoft has certainly helped, but this goes to show, if you believe in a product, leave it and they will be fine in the long run.