Welcome to Space Beta

Posted on by Valerie Andrianova

It’s been 8 months since we first launched Space EAP. The invite-based program, which began in December 2019, has already received over 30,000 invitation requests.

Today, we’re excited to announce the public launch of Space Beta. During this period, everyone is welcome to sign up for Space and register their organization without having to request a personal invite or be on a waitlist. Space continues to be absolutely free during this time. Those who sign up will get the Organizational plan, with all the features and resources included for free during the entire beta period.

Space launch plan

If you haven’t tried it yet, sign up for Space now and get started with your organization immediately.

The EAP period in review

Over the past several months, we at JetBrains, like thousands of other teams globally, have had to adapt to huge changes in the way we work and collaborate. Space has certainly proven its value, and it has also allowed us to find ways in which we can improve further collaboration between people and teams.

During the EAP period we processed over 800 issues (resolved 500 of them), conducted numerous interviews, and ran surveys to make sure we better understand your needs. We appreciate the patience, loyalty, and high-quality feedback we’ve received from all of you.

And it’s not just about feedback! Our EAP users have been very active during this whole period. Folks have sent a total of roughly 1.3 million messages, and have created more than 10,000 repositories, among other things.

Space EAP Key Numbers

Top requested features

The top requested features have been Automation (CI/CD), enhanced Issue Tracking and Project Management, including Visual Boards and Sprint Planning, Documents (Knowledge Base), and Extensibility, as well as a Standalone Version.

Many of these features have already been implemented and are now in the final stages of testing. In particular Automation (CI/CD) and Documents have been running on our own internal instance for some time now, and we plan to roll them out quite soon.

We’ve been continuously delivering updates to help teams get more value from collaborating and working together on their software projects in Space. In total, we’ve delivered over 100 features and 900 bug fixes. Major highlights include:

  • Turn-based code reviews, to help clarify who needs to take action in a review.
  • Personal To-Do list, a handy tool for personal short-term planning and follow-ups.
  • NuGet packages, to share .NET packages within your organization.
  • Сontainer Registry, supporting Docker, OCI, and Helm charts.
  • Maven repository support, to support your Gradle and Maven projects.
  • 2FA support.
  • Squash merge, keeping your Git history clean.
  • Multiple enhancements in chats, meetings, calendars, mobile apps, and issues.
  • Space Guide, with tips and tricks for efficient Space usage.

Check out the complete changelog for the Space web version, desktop, and mobile apps for more details.

The Space Partner Program

Space has always been designed with extensibility in mind. We’ve been working on enhancing the extensibility model and recently launched the Space Partner program. We are actively looking for more technology partners who would like to integrate with Space. In addition we are also keen on connecting with channel and service partners. If you’re interested in joining this program, please apply through our partner page.

What’s next?

Our current plan is to officially release Space in the fall of 2020. In the meantime we’re excited to embrace new organizations and to continue to receive your valuable feedback. For more details of what we have coming up, check out our roadmap.

If you haven’t yet, now is the perfect time to sign up for Space. We’d love to welcome you!

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