Planned releases and maintenance typically occur Saturday mornings/afternoons EST. All releases are announced in the #release channel in our Discord .

Version: 0.8.0

Commit hash: 12f04ff


Version 0.8.0 (Release 10 - Jacques Clouseau )

Released: March 7, 2021


  • Integrate with Microsoft Teams via the existing Incoming Webhook channel connector
  • Increased free trials days from 30 to 60 -- come on in, the water's fine!
  • Team Leaders can now share Jobs tool promotion announcements on Slack and Microsoft Teams
  • Changed "Unspecified" Availability status to "Unknown"
  • Changed the icon of the Availability tool from to

Version 0.7.0 (Release 9 - Laura Holt )

Released: February 27, 2021

  • A medium update to add a new tool, make enhancements, and fix bugs
  • Tips Tool - Share your hard earned wisdom with other Team Leaders
  • Collecting numerical ratings with the Feedback tool is now optional and configurable
  • Users may delete their accounts (and all associated data) if they no longer wish to use the tools 😢
  • Added pagination for Engagement tool pages
  • Added Last 90 Days, Last 365 Days, and All Time data slices to the Engagement tool
  • Cleaned up and corrected breadcrumbs in several My Account pages
  • Hamburger menu links are now right justified in mobile views
  • Added link to Knowledge Base in footer and nav menu -- more content coming... slowly
  • Added link to Twitch account in footer (the WHAT?!)

Version 0.6.0 (Release 8 - Burton Guster )

Released: February 13, 2021

  • "You know that's right."
  • Roles Tool - Define and assign roles and responsibilities that exist outside of your Team Members' jobs
  • Primer Tool - Help your Team Members better understand you by "declaring yourself" in a user manual describing who you are and how you operate
  • Added tool inspiration page links to Team Member pages
  • Made it easier for previously logged in users to re-login after having previously logged out by adding a link in the header
  • Streamlined Upvoty integration by moving functionality into our site, and made it easier to find by placing links in the dropdown menu
  • Added a link to our Discord server in the dropdown menu
  • Added copy to emails containing links that expire explaining this functionality
  • Added Last 90 Days, Last 365 Days, and All Time data slices to the Pulse tool
  • Buttons on notifications and suggestions pages do not fit properly in small mobile view
  • Removed tooltips for touch devices (should never have been active)
  • Improved success/error messaging in the Jobs tool
  • Fixed a UI bug in mobile views on the add multiple team members page
  • Added a page to allow donations via PayPal

Version 0.5.0 (Release 7 - Antigone Bezzerides )

Released: February 1, 2021

  • A massive update to launch the website!
  • Free trial memberships
  • Patreon memberships
  • Make feature requests and report bugs with Upvoty
  • Team Leader Pledge Tool - Show your dedication by making a pledge to your Team
  • Suggestions Tool - Collect anonymous suggestions and implement positive change to better your Team
  • Team Leaders may now customize and add new Availability statuses
  • Team Leaders now receive email notifications when topics are added to meetings by Team Members
  • Database connection pooling -- thanks Heroku!
  • Too many to count!
  • Too many to count!

Version 0.4.1 (Release 6 - Richard Poole )

Released: March 10, 2020

  • A small update to end the EWE program

Version 0.4.0 (Release 5 - Clarice Starling )

Released: February 9, 2020

  • A small update to improve security
  • Team Members may now secure their private home pages by opting in to login with a magic link
  • Added 'Commuting' Availability status

Version 0.3.1 (Release 4 - Travis McGee )

Released: February 1, 2020

  • A small update to improve the Pulse tool
  • Team Leaders can now schedule daily Pulse email reminders to be sent to their Team Members
  • Added Last 30 Days Pulse view for Team Leaders
  • Daily Engagement Goal now collapsable on Team Member private home page
  • Team Members can view the Team Charter from their private home page
  • Team Member name isn't pluralized correctly on feedback page
  • Feedback recipient name and email fields indistinguishable in mobile

Version 0.3.0 (Release 3 - Precious Ramotswe )

Released: January 25, 2020

  • Two new apps, self-service data export, and a rich text editor, oh my!
  • Pulse Tool - Keep a pulse on how your Team is feeling by collecting anonymous data from your Team and analyzing trends (more to come!)
  • Jobs Tool - Write detailed job descriptions, assign jobs to Team Members, and share with others
  • Use TinyMCE rich text editor when editing larger blocks of text
  • Team Leaders and Team Members can have their data exported and emailed to them
  • Cleaned up and streamlined minor UI elements in Feedback tool
  • Updated 'Sick' and 'On Vacation' Availability status icons and colors
  • Add status icons on update Availability buttons
  • Minor UI tweaks and cleanup
  • Minor performance tuning
  • Identity of anonymous feedback givers was able to be deduced
  • Clicking on view responses on mobile feedback page loads the same response

Version 0.2.0 (Release 2 - Benoit Blanc )

Released: January 18, 2020

  • This is our second release, and first of the EWE program.
  • Props Tool - Show your appreciation for your fellow Team Members by giving them props!
  • Team Leaders can regenerate Team Member private page URLs from the Manage Team Member page
  • Team Members can edit their profile information (name, display name, timezone)
  • Team Leaders and Team Members can specify which timezone they are in
  • Team Members can add multiple contact methods and can set a preferred contact method
  • More Availability stauses and better icons
  • Different Slack channels can now be specified for Availability, Props, and Engagement updates
  • Team Member preferences page updated to be more clear about what the preferences control
  • Feedback requests now display a status of 'In progress' or 'Completed'
  • Minor UI tweaks and cleanup
  • Welcome emails for newly added Team Members were not being sent out
  • Feedback requests initiated by Team Members were incorrectly being categorized as having been initiated by the Team Leader
  • Completing the daily engagement goal was not correctly awarding Wool
  • Team Member public pages were not honoring several visibility and privacy preferences

Version 0.1.0

Released: January 9, 2020

  • This is our first release!
  • Availability Tool - Let Team Members and others know where you are working, and if you are available.
  • Team Charter Tool - Work with your Team to define how you want to work with each other, and hold each other accountable.
  • Feedback Tool - Solicit and track feedback for your Team Members.
  • Meetings Tool - Keep a running agenda for team and one-on-one meetings that everybody can add to and view.
  • Engagement System - Encourages you and your Team Members to be more thoughtful, tracks your activities on Shepyrd, and rewards Team Members for accomplishing goals.
  • Slack Integration - Add the Shepyrd Slack app for enhanced functionality.