We have been using the licensed version of HipChat and wondering whether HipChat will be replaced by Stride. Will Stride be included in our package or we will have to pay separately if it is not migrated?
Dear Jeet Vora,
This might be the plan on the long term.. but not on the short time. And it is your choice. The following is true for HipChat and Stride.
Starting soon, we will begin to upgrade all HipChat Cloud teams to Stride. HipChat Cloud will continue to work as it does today until your team upgrades to Stride. After upgrading, HipChat Cloud will remain in 'read-only' mode so that you can reference your API configuration in HipChat Cloud and receive integration notifications for those apps that are not yet in Stride.
For now, HipChat Cloud will continue to be supported, but eventually we will encourage all HipChat Cloud customers to upgrade to Stride.
Hipchat Server will keep working the same way that it used to. I will quote Atlassian;
'Hipchat Data Center will continue to be our self-hosted team communication solution and we will not be releasing a self-hosted version of Stride. We're increasing our investment in Hipchat Data Center and have shared some of our updates that are coming soon.'
The plaintively earnest assurances of Atlassian's PR flacks were obviously hollow at the time of course, but the whole story is just hilarious in retrospect.
If they didn't want to invest more resources in HipChat development they should have just put it in the corner and not touched it, let remaining users keep paying for it. Declining income, perhaps, but money basically for free since already implemented. Or, worst-case, gracefully sunset it. Instead they go out of their way to trash goodwill before giving up anyway.
I wonder how the gullible customers who took their assurances at their word feel now. "No Charlie Brown I won't take the football away this time, I promise"
I wonder how the customer service agents who chose to promulgate those assurances on this forum feel about themselves now.
...from the beginning. We have built up a lot of content in HipChat, with it being a core tool in our distributed company model. While it is true that we didn’t need to move to Slack immediately, we felt it...
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