Today we’re launching our Free plan on Stack Overflow for Teams.
We know that sharing knowledge and async collaboration is critical to companies and teams of all sizes. We also know people need a good sized group and time to see the impact and value of a platform like Stack Overflow for Teams. Our previous 30 day free trial of our Basic tier wasn’t long enough. Now, Stack Overflow for Teams has a free tier for up to 50 users, forever.
If you aren’t familiar with Stack Overflow for Teams, it combines the best features of the Stack Overflow platform with features tailored for teams and companies who need a private knowledge sharing and collaboration platform such as Articles, Collections and integrations.
With Stack Overflow for Teams being a flexible platform, we’ve seen customers use it for a wide variety of use cases:
- A platform to help onboard new employees
- A self-serve help center to reduce support tickets
- Collaboration and documentation to drive innersource initiatives
- Breaking down silos and driving org wide transformation like cloud migration efforts
- A direct customer support platform
- Enable people who are working towards a common goal, whether a startup or a side project, to develop a collective knowledge base
Below are the changes you can expect to see specific to Teams as well as across Stack Overflow and the network:
New Free Tier
- No longer a free trial but free forever
- Up to 50 users
- ChatOps integration to Slack & Microsoft Teams
- Adding SSO with SAML
- Up to 250 users
Logged Out Homepage
- When you visit the stackoverflow.com homepage, you see a list of questions if you are logged in and a traditional homepage if you are logged out.
- We received a lot of feedback from the meta community when the homepage was last redesigned and we took this into consideration with this latest iteration. -Our goal is to make all visitors aware of both our free Q&A sites and our Teams paid product and the value associated with each.
- Read about our approach to our new logged out homepage.
Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange Left Navigation update
- If you belong to private Teams, Free or Basic, your Teams will be listed in the left navigation on all Stack Exchange sites. Currently, they appear only when you are visiting Stack Overflow.
- If you don’t belong to any teams, there will be a prompt to start a team, which can be minimized.
Creating a Team
Create a free Team by following this link, and invite your colleagues or a group of people you’re looking to collaborate with.