We release new versions of our Enterprise instances three times per year, and with each release new features and functionality become available. Your Team's Admin can dig into deeper documentation if you need it, and we've also bulleted out some high-level updates about recent releases. This article will be updated with each new release.

Release: 2021.1

April, 2021

Unified Search

You asked - we listened. With this release comes the new Unified Search feature where you can now search and access content from both the public Stack Overflow site (a read-only view) and your own private Stack Overflow Enterprise instance.

This feature enables users to view knowledge from the public Stack Overflow site from within Stack Overflow Enterprise. The ability to search both private and public content at the same time provides a better knowledge finding experience and increases efficiency in completing tasks and solving problems.

The Site Administrator can turn this feature on or off at any time.

The feature is available in Hosted Deployments and On-Premise Deployments allowing traffic to Azure as required.

For more information, reach out to your Community Manager.

Articles: feature parity with Q&A Posts

First introduced in the 2020.2 Release, Articles is the perfect way to store long-form content alongside Q&A.

In the 2021.1 Release, we continue to expand and improve upon Articles by adding features on par with Question and Answers, notably:

  • Auto-save in progress Articles: you can start an Article and it will auto-save so that you can resume at a later point, akin to how Q&A posts work;

  • Reputation: authors now also receive reputation points from upvotes on Articles, just like from Q&A posts. As part of the upgrade process, the SOE application will also backfill reputation for all users based on any existing Articles activity;

  • Tagging: searching by tags will now include Articles in addition to Questions and Answers. Articles are also listed on the tag pages, along with Q&A content.

Reach out to your Community Manager for more information.

Slack Integration: Enhanced Question-Asking

Enhanced question asking experience with Slack via our new ask modal and command - check out this 90-second video to see it in action or read about Slack v3 here.

Release: 2020.3

This was our last release of 2020. See what's new:

Granular Bot Permissions for Slack

We know that most of our customers use Slack or Microsoft Teams (or both!) to get work done on a daily basis which is why we're continuing to make both integrations more robust.

With the 2020.3 release, we've enabled Granular Bot Permissions (GBP) for our Slack app. This means that your Slack Admin can now manage all Slack settings for Stack Overflow for Teams in one place. You can read more about GBP from Slack in this Medium article.

We'll be rolling out more features that have a bigger impact on your workflow, making it even easier to find and ask for information with our upcoming release in April. Stay tuned!

New WYSIWYG editor

You'll notice that Articles, Questions, and Answers all have a brand new editor. You no longer need to rely on markdown skills to make your content look great - you can manage all formatting with our WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor.

What's even better? Copying and pasting from existing docs carries over to the new editor so you can spend less time consolidating information and more time sharing it.

Reactions placement

One minor feature of this release was a shift in the location for Reactions, an easy way to show your colleagues your support of their participation. We used to have these reactions visible to the left of the question or answer, but now you can find just below the content.

New to Reactions? Give a few answers a thumbs up today.

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