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Microsoft to discontinue its Docs.com file-sharing site December 15 onwards

Microsoft is shutting down its Docs.com site on December 15, as per a note posted by its officials. The tech giant decided this owing to the fact that this service coincided with the offerings of SlideShare and OneDrive.

SlideShare is a part of LinkedIn that Microsoft had acquired last year and represents the ideal platform for publishing Word, PowerPoint, and PDF content with an audience of about 70 million professionals. Microsoft recommends this platform for those who intend to publish content in the aforementioned formats.

While, OneDrive offers additional tools, permission settings, and security to assist in sharing and protecting the data. So, for custom sharing, people can opt for OneDrive.

Microsoft says it aims to streamline their offerings in this space and provide a more cohesive experience, hence this decision. It has suggested users to migrate and/or delete content they have shared on Docs.com at their earliest convenience.

The company has given a timeline till the shutting down of this service. Today onwards, no new user Docs.com account can be created. However, people with existing accounts can view, edit, publish, download and delete their existing content. If you are using Docs.com with a Work or School account, Jun 19 onwardMicrosoft is shutting down its Docs.com site on December 15, as per a note posted by its officials. s, your Office 365 Administrator can automatically migrate all Docs.com content to OneDrive for Business on your behalf.

As of August 1, publishing and editing content on Docs.com will no longer be supported, the content could still be viewed or downloaded. After December 15, Docs.com will no longer be available. After May 15, 2018, any links to Docs.com content users previously shared and that were automatically redirected to transferred content on OneDrive will stop working.

In a detailed post, Microsoft has mentioned all the instructions needed for transferring files and content from Docs.com to OneDrive and/or OneDrive for Business.

 

kajal@thetechportal.in


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