What’s going on with My Docs?

Let’s face it – change is hard.

MDO Professional File SharingWe’ve been working with the same home page look for a few years now, and we’re admittedly past due for an update. To be honest, we’ve had this in the works for awhile now, but Google forced our hand with some search algorithm changes that are going into effect this week.

There’s nothing like a deadline to force movement, right?

If you’re already a My Docs Online user, the biggest change is in the non-logged in, or the informational pages for the site. The logged in pages will look much the same.

What has changed?

The biggest change is that the informational pages are more mobile friendly. The new site design will move things around to fit on whatever device you’re using.

We’ve also re-focused our marketing message to target the kind of customers we want to serve, small businesses and professionals.

What hasn’t changed?

Our commitment to you – We’re in business to help you thrive in your business.

The Desktop App – The desktop app will continue to evolve as we add new features, but none were added with this website update. (more…)

Scheduled Outage Midnight Eastern Daylight Time Monday, March 9

UPDATE: The outage for networking hardware upgrade is complete.

An outage is scheduled for Midnight Eastern Daylight Time Monday, March 9, lasting for approximately 1 hour and ending at 1 am Eastern Daylight Time Tuesday, March 10. (0400 – 0500 Universal Time Tuesday March 10).

The outage is for a data center networking hardware upgrade.

Any updates during the outage will be posted at http://mdosupport.tumblr.com/

NO My Docs Online “Heartbleed” OpenSSL Vulnerability

The recent internet security vulnerability known as “Heartbleed” did not, and does not, involve My Docs Online.  Many secure sites on the internet are recommending users change their passwords, even after those sites have ‘patched’ the vulnerability.

There is no need to do that at My Docs Online. We don’t use, and never have used, the versions of OpenSSL involved.

Haven’t heard of Heartbleed? Other sites you use may be compromised. You can learn more here.

What We Recommend When Asked About Sharepoint Migration Tools

Although Microsoft Sharepoint is different from My Docs Online in scope and application (it’s usually used in company intranets) it often comes up in customer conversations. Or more often in conversations with people who call/chat/email to ask about Sharepoint because we often come up in searches related to Microsoft products and technologies like Sharepoint, which like My Docs Online includes Web Folders support.

If you are looking for a Sharepoint migration tool you should take a look at Sharegate, which just had its second anniversary.

Allowing people to upload files into your account – without the need to invite them to become a My Docs user

The following question came in through our online support chat earlier this week:

Question – “I am wondering if your system has the capability to create a general link that can be supplied to any individual so that they are able to upload files to a my account.”

 MDO Support Answer – ” Yes, it’s called customer upload”

Question – “So, I don’t have to invite specific people like the DropBox system?”

MDO Support Answer – No.

The My Docs Online “Customer Upload” link can be posted on your website or emailed directly to your customer allowing them to securely and easily upload files into your account without the need for a login ID or password.  They have no access to your account other than this ability to upload files.

If your business has the need for customers to upload large files directly into  your account and don’t want to provide them with an additional login ID and password check out customer upload.

You can learn more, including where to find your account specific customer upload link, by checking out the video below.

Our First Award Was Printed in a Magazine, Our Latest is a Link

Best Web ToolWe’ve been in business since 1999, and garnered our first award in 2000, PC World’s “Best of the Web”  in the Online Storage category. In those days that meant being written up in an actual printed-on-paper magazine. They also sent us a nice plaque that still hangs on a wall in our offices to remind us of our history.

Now  WebHostingSearch.com  has informed us we’ve been named a “Best Web Tool” in the  File Sharing category. The Web having matured somewhat in the past dozen years it takes the form of an image file and a link.