Stack Overflow announced the launch of a Free plan on Stack Overflow for Teams.

The private knowledge sharing and collaboration platform, Stack Overflow for Teams, is free for up to 50 users. No credit card is required and the free package is available forever.

The free plan includes ChatOps integrations to Slack and Microsoft Teams.

If you aren’t still familiar with Stack Overflow for Teams, it combines the best features of the public Stack Overflow platform with features tailored for companies who need a private knowledge sharing and async collaboration platform. You can also check out Stack Overflow for Teams Product Tour page to learn more.

“We’re excited to enable those who are working towards a common goal to develop a collective knowledge base. I truly believe those in our technology community will find value from our free, private environment. Whether it’s in a startup, a side project, user group, open source project or hackathon, these communities can now ask questions that might be off-topic to our public site, but are essential to their knowledge base”, is said in the official Stack Overflow blog post.

In fact Stack Overflow for Teams is a very flexible platform. It can be used for everything from helping onboard new employees, driving innersource initiatives, enabling cloud or platform migration efforts, a self-serve help center to reduce tickets, and so much more. Since launching Teams in 2018, the platform has added thousands of customers ranging in size and use cases including Microsoft, Expensify, Box, Instacart, and Unqork. There is no doubt that developers and technologists love Stack Overflow for Teams platform because they spend less time answering the same questions over and over again and can unblock their colleagues while reducing their own disruptions.

According to the Stack Overflow blog post the open source ethos that is foundational to the platform network was an inspiration for the new free offering.

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