3 Good Pieces of News for Teamlab Users

It has been a week since we came back from TechCrunch Moscow and it would be unfair to be silent about the results.
Well, today we’ve got 3 great pieces of news and a couple of photos)

First things first.

Teamlab 7.0 is officially out! From now your team is working in a brand new Teamlab Office.

It was released on the 9th of December, the first day of TechCrunch Moscow. We are very thankful for your patience, understanding and support, as the release took quite much time and effort. However, it’s here, completely renovated and refreshed – hope you’ve already checked out the new website. We’ve tried our best to make it modern and stylish.

Second and the most exiting.

We are leaving CHEAP ACCOUNTS for small teams and startups. This decision is based on the feedback that we got after announcing pricing plans here. We realize that some teams can not afford paying for software monthly, however they also need an effective collaborative platform.  We understand the demand and in our turn want to show some support and foster their growth.
Thus accounts for 1-5 members cost $50 per year.


For more details about the pricing, please go to our pricing page

The last but not the least.

As promised, we’re happy to share the results of TechCrunch Moscow 2012, which took place at the beginning of December. There were 46 startups and we are proud to say we were among those 6 which passed to the second round. Though we didn’t win the game, we got a huge portion of positive emotions, useful experience and which is more important  – were able to announce the new version release to a wider audience!


Here is our Startup Alley stand.
Welcome Alexandra,
Head of Teamlab Marketing Department
and Nina, Teamlab Marketing Manager



Meet our great team!
Or take a better look at everyone here



Have you already checked the spreadsheets and presentations editors?
We bet, you’ll like them!


As usual, we are willing to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in comments and have a good day!

 
Comments (35)
  1. Andrew Melor - Reply
    December 18, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Что то какие то странные у вас цены…
    Например:
    Минимальный тариф
    11-20 пользователей $20 и $50. Получается по 1$ и 2.5$ за пользователя.
    И максимальный тариф
    71-100 пользователей $160 и$300. Получается по 1.6$ и 3$ за пользователя.
    Мне одному кажется что чем больше берешь – тем дешевле должно быть?

    И еще. На главной страницы у вас в клиентах есть Coca-cola, я работаю в ИТ отделе Coca-cola и первый раз слышу про вашу систему.

  2. Nina - Reply
    December 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Andrew, здравствуйте.
    Формируя ценовые тарифы, мы исходили в первую очередь из целевой аудитории. Как мы не раз заявляли, мы стремимся в первую очередь поддерживать малый бизнес. Для команд более 100 человек предоставляются скидки, разумеется.
    Что касается наших клиентов, то да, у нас в клиентах действительно одно из подразделений Coca-Cola. Полагаем, IT отделов у Coca-Cola тоже несколько.

  3. func0der - Reply
    December 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Thumbs up for leaving free plans :)

    Do you any information about TeamLab 7.0 being out as download version?
    I currently installing 6.5, which came out while I installed 6.0 so i basicly restarted instead of porting it.
    I just wonder if I should start with 6.5 already or wait for another 2-3 days for 7.0 to come.

    • Nina - Reply
      December 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Funcoder, thanks for your thumbs!)
      Regarding the server version, it is expected by the end of January, so meanwhile you can enjoy the 6.5.

      • func0der - Reply
        December 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

        Thank You, for that information ;)

        I’m going with 6.5 until than. Maybe porting it to 7.0 will be so easy i can do it with the click of my mouse :P

  4. December 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Does the free subscription come with 1 or 10GB of storage? If it’s 1, does linking it with a Google account allow a greater amount of storage, or how does that work?

    Thanks for the great product!

  5. Glenn - Reply
    January 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Hi there,

    I have a question regarding pricing. Why is SaaS pricing for V7 with online editors higher than hosted version?

    If you don’t have to be responsible for hosting, you’d think it would be discounted a little.

    thx
    Glenn

    • func0der - Reply
      January 8, 2013 at 12:21 am

      My undertanding of the whole thing is, that you only host the Teamlab. The Office editing feature is used via the internet as a service.
      You basicly upload the file you want to edit to the teamlab cloud, edit it and while you are saving it the cloud sends it back to your server.
      But I am not 100% sure about that.
      But if that is the case a third person can basicly read the files you are editing if he or she has access to the cloud server for editing.

      • Nina - Reply
        January 21, 2013 at 11:47 am

        Func0der, sorry for the delay with the answer, but definitely not)
        We guarantee we do not view the data provided by our users, as it is mentioned in our “Terms and Conditions” section (http://www.teamlab.com/legalterms.aspx)
        Although for those who would like to host all the data on the corporate servers, we are planning to release server solution including the document editors.
        Stay tuned! http://www.teamlab.com/server.aspx

  6. Janosc - Reply
    January 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Why did you changed the prices? Where is the free solution without Online Editors?
    thx
    janosc

    • Nina - Reply
      January 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Janosc , hello.
      We changed the prices because of the new company policy.
      From now on free SaaS accounts are provided for non-commercial organizations only.
      Although you can always use our open source/server version which remains free, of course.

      • ErichG - Reply
        January 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm

        First there were free accounts, then there were no free accounts, then there were free accounts again, now without any warning there are no free accounts again.

        It is your product and it is entirely your decision on how you charge for your product, but at least make a statement on the website.

        It is a poor practice to revise an existing blog post that promoted for nearly a month the continued offering of free accounts to make it appear as if your big news was the offering of CHEAP ACCOUNTS.

        • Nina - Reply
          January 23, 2013 at 9:50 am

          ErichG, we are really sorry for that.
          No changes are expected in near future, thankfully)

  7. Dude - Reply
    January 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Hi,

    The release 6.5 source will be easily upgraded to the next release ?

    Cause the release 7 have new components.

    Thanks

    • Nina - Reply
      January 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

      Yes, sure, you’ll be able to easily upgrade your portal from 6.5 to 7.0

  8. Dude - Reply
    January 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Do you prepare an app for Iphone and Android for Teamlab ?

    • Nina - Reply
      January 23, 2013 at 9:42 am

      Dude, we are planning the apps, but can not provide any exact dates yet.
      Stay tuned!)

  9. January 25, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Что за у вас отношение к клиентам, сначала вы пишите одно, потом пишите другое, в списке выбора тарифов сначала все соответствует написанному, но за неделю до переключения на новый режим вдруг резко всё меняется, и подтирается всё написанное ранее. Я расцениваю это как полнейшее неуважение к своим клиентам!
    Где ваша обещанная возможность работы бесплатно без офиса до 10 пользователей? Или вы об этом никогда не говорили???

    • Nina - Reply
      January 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Александр, Ваш вопрос решен, спасибо за обращение

  10. Марина - Reply
    January 25, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Согласна с Александром! Да, такого отношения я от вас не ожидала!! У нас 9 пользователей, вы обещали возможность бесплатной работы, а теперь нас заблокировали, нет доступа к важным документам и вся работа в офисе встала!!!

    • Nina - Reply
      January 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Марина, мы с радостью поможем решить сложившуюся ситуацию.
      Отпишитесь, пожалуйста на sales@teamlab.com или в личном сообщении ВКонтакте, мы оперативно отреагируем. Пожалуйста, укажите также адрес своего портала в сообщении.

  11. Glenn - Reply
    February 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Hi there,

    Any word on availability of the version 7 download?

    thx

    • Nina - Reply
      February 25, 2013 at 9:11 am

      Hi, Glenn!
      What we are planning to release in the nearest future is the hybrid cloud version of TeamLab 7.0 for installation on Amazon servers and Microsoft Hyper-V.
      The announce is scheduled on the end of February, so there is little left to wait)
      Stay tuned!

      • Glenn - Reply
        February 28, 2013 at 1:31 am

        Hi Nina

        Thanks for your reply.

        So what you are saying is that I won’t be able to install this on my own hardware using ESXi for instance?

        thx
        Glenn

        • Pavel - Reply
          February 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm

          +1 waiting for the server version
          we cannot use SaaS version because of slow Internet connection to Amazon ;-(

          • March 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

            Pavel, hope the hybrid version that will be released next week will make a change to your smile image)
            There will be an opportunity to choose a close server for data storage, which makes workflow as dynamic as it can possibly be.

            • Pavel - Reply
              March 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm

              Hope so , Nina Ж-)

        • March 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm

          Dear Glenn,
          for private Teamlab Office deployment you will be able to choose between two options:

          1) Virtual machine with the pre-configured TeamLab Office within Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
          2) Windows servers with Hyper-V support.

          • Glenn - Reply
            March 5, 2013 at 5:14 am

            Hi Nina

            Thanks for your reply however I wouldn’t be interested in a product that doesn’t allow me to install into my own environment.

            I don’t understand why you would make this change now after getting 6.5 to the point where install was simple and reliable on a Windows server.

            Why force users to support one virtualization platform over another? It limits your reach and Windows is Windows on esxi or hyper-v or kvm.

            It’s too bad. Teamlab was a good product and I hoped to encourage my clients to use it but I will have to find something else.

            • March 5, 2013 at 10:30 am

              Dear Glenn, thank you for the feedback and sorry for making you upset.
              The reason why we chose the hybrid solution is the the technology advance and the ability to provide Online Office Apps and email notifications from a public cloud, allowing us to take care of their maintenance and constantly update them.
              From a users’ point of view hybrid cloud provides much more advantages than a regular server solution.

              • Glenn - Reply
                March 6, 2013 at 11:43 pm

                Hi Nina

                I’m not upset. Just disappointed.

                I think this decision limits your options and will drive some of your user base away.

                You already have a great production version going with 6.5 so why not continue with it.

                Best of luck
                Glenn

  12. March 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Any news on the open source version of 7.0?

    • March 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Atli, next week we are planning to release the hybrid cloud version of TeamLab 7.0 for installation on Amazon servers and Microsoft Hyper-V.
      OpenSource version of 7.0 isn’t expected yet.

      • func0der - Reply
        March 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

        Wrost news ever.
        Was the best thing about Teamlab even though it was ASP.NET and Windows server only this made it the software of my choice.
        I think i won’t update then to stay flexible.
        Bad decision in my opinion.

      • func0der - Reply
        March 7, 2013 at 3:19 am

        Not to mention the email you sent out on November 25th, 2012 pointing out and I quote:
        “Open source version of 7.0 is expected soon after the SaaS 7.0 stable version”

        Subject of the email was: “TeamLab 6.5 server solution is out!”
        In case some one wants to search for it in their inboxes.

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