Is the Stack Exchange engine that powers Stack Overflow available to download or install internally for an enterprise or company?

I think Stack Exchange's engine is very great and could be very cool to use for internal enterprise patterns and practices, like the engine of Wikipedia.


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    Alternatively, some stack exchange clones are free/open source. – dim Nov 23 '16 at 8:36
  • Once they are implemented, Stack Overflow Channels might become an alternative to Stack Exchange Enterprise for those wanting a simple private Q&A. – Palec Oct 23 '17 at 14:50
  • how about a public facing, enterprise version for questions relating to that enterprises developer community / api? – Yusufk Apr 10 at 15:58
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Stack Overflow Enterprise is now available!

Stack Exchange Inc. has released an updated, feature-complete version of Stack Overflow which is now available as an Enterprise version. You can request a demo or contact the Enterprise Team through the Stack Overflow Enterprise website to learn more.

Stack Overflow Enterprise is a private version of Stack Overflow, hosted on-premises (or on private cloud) to help teams collaborate, move faster, and share knowledge amongst themselves in a secure environment. The Enterprise version has the same end user experience for developers, but adds in useful features like support for SSO, reporting, and integration with other systems.

Enterprise is a self-sustaining community, built for large organizations that generally plan to support 500 or more users.

If you prefer a more public-facing site, we have 150+ sites to help support your developer community. But if you cannot find a Stack Exchange site in your area of interest, we have a place where you can propose one. "Area 51" is a community-driven process where groups of experts come together to build new Q&A sites that work just like Stack Overflow. You can read more about the site proposal process here.

There is also Stack Overflow Teams for those developers or smaller teams that may have a need for Stack Overflow features but are too small to require Enterprise functionality.

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    Does the enterprise edition use the latest engine and get all the improvements as they happen or is it the old white label 1.0 version? – Lorem Ipsum Sep 19 '13 at 15:49
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    @LoremIpsum Stack Overflow Enterprise has been updated to use the current version of Stack Overflow. With a dedicated Enterprise team, they have also added features which are unique to the Enterprise environment. – Robert Cartaino Jun 17 '16 at 15:44
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    @ArtOfCode Unfortunately no. I don't believe there is fixed pricing available. Pricing depends on the requirements and hosting arrangements needed by the customer. – Robert Cartaino Jun 17 '16 at 15:46
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    Great ! Is the new Documentation feature available in Stack Overflow Enterprise edition? Thanks – Romain Sep 21 '16 at 12:50
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    @RomainX. We definitely want to offer it in Enterprise, but Documentation is still early in development, so we want to give the Documentation team time to get it right in public beta... and then we'll look at a timeline to incorporate it into our Enterprise product. – Robert Cartaino Sep 21 '16 at 13:09
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    @RobertCartaino Is there a mailing list or blog one could sign up to/follow for announcements of things such as when Documentation is available for Enterprise? – Binarytales Dec 1 '16 at 11:55
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    @Binarytales Most of our major announcements are posted to blog.stackoverflow.com. – Robert Cartaino Dec 1 '16 at 12:05
  • If I want a "more public-facing site", but wish to host it separately / wrap a website around it (no problem attributing credit to Stack Exchange, on the contrary really) - is the Enterprise solution for me or not? Thanks! – Oded Ben Dov Dec 24 '16 at 22:26
  • @RobertCartaino multilanguage is possible? or only English? – Oray May 14 '17 at 17:28
  • @Oray I don't see a reason the software couldn't be used for a non-English audience, but translating the UI to other languages is not currently on our roadmap. And the administrators it would need to speak English to effectively communicate with us regarding any sales or technical support issues. Enterprise does not have dedicated support staff for non-English audiences. – Robert Cartaino May 15 '17 at 16:28
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    @RobertCartaino are you aware whether an Educational version of Enterprise for use within Universities is available? We are interested in promoting the use of sites like StackOverflow with students. – selig Jun 1 '17 at 19:30
  • Stack Overflow Documentation project was stopped, @Romain. Probably, you will not see anything similar in Stack Exchange Enterprise anytime soon. – Palec Oct 23 '17 at 14:47

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