Discourse for Teams is here!

Tobias Eigen October 27, 2020

Today we launch Discourse for Teams. Teams is affordably priced, privacy-focused, and comes pre-configured with special tools for teamwork, productivity and internal discussions — all specifically designed for teams that either already work remotely, or are adopting remote work.

Visit to find out more and to spin up a 30-day free trial. It’s quick and easy to set up, invite others and start using right away.

Our fully remote team has used a customized version of Discourse as our internal collaboration tool for years. We’re excited to finally be able to share it with you! And as always, we look forward to hearing your feedback so we can continue to make it better.

We’re so excited we even made a video.

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  1. Hi Chris! Yes, the sidebar is pretty sweet! It is special to Discourse for Teams and is not available as open source.

    For the benefit of the meta community, I created a topic to explain the differences between Discourse for Teams and Discourse.

  2. Overall thoughts about Discourse Teams:

    • I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the new animations, prompts for categories, wizards, etc, I hope you migrate these little changes into the official Discourse.
    • Although you can’t install plugins many official plugins have been added which is awesome.
    • Cheap! Great for teams and might be the next flagship product for Discourse.

    - Maybe make some stickers and ship them out? :wink:

    But anyways, great product.

  3. There is no on-premise solution for Teams, it is solely hosted. We do offer Teams hosting in our EU datacenter in Dublin, Ireland. We are able to sign a DPA (with SCCs) with customers upon request, and maintain DPAs with all our third-party services, detailed at Privacy policy | Discourse - Civilized Discussion. We do use AWS S3 for uploads, so if you are not able to use anything AWS Teams is likely not going to work for you.

  4. Avatar for Falco Falco says:

    How do you envision such tool?

    Creating a category and group in Discourse for each Slack channel?

  5. Feel free to spin up a Discourse for Teams trial and enable the slack integration, then see what you can do to save transcripts of valuable conversations in discourse. Transcripts are all saved in a single post.

    You can create an invite link and post it to your slack to ease the transition. Ideally you’d then set a deadline for new conversations to start happening on Teams and close the channels on slack except for ephemeral contact, as Rafael and Justin are saying.

    Note there is nothing public in Teams - if you need public discussions you will want to look at Discourse, not Discourse for Teams. There are also other differences. See Comparing Discourse for Teams with Discourse.

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