Every now and then, some company shut down without warning for a product or service that ignored by most people. Such seems to be the case with Microsoft’s Docs.com document sharing service, which is being shut down after a little more than two years. Microsoft posted a bulletin that displays at the top of the site’s home page indicating that the service will officially shut down on December 15, 2017.
Microsoft’s message :
“We are hereby advising all users to move their existing Docs.com content to other file storage and sharing platforms as soon as possible”
When Microsoft purchased LinkedIn last year, it inherited the popular SlideShare service that also hosts Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents to share publicly with other users. According to Microsoft, SlideShare has an audience of 70 million professionals, making it a vastly more meaningful platform than Docs.com. In addition, Microsoft has its OneDrive cloud storage service. Microsoft also has its Sway service that can be used for publishing multimedia presentations.
Until today, you’ll be able to access your existing documents that are stored there but you won’t be able to upload new documents and won’t be able to create a new Docs.com account. Existing users can sign into Docs.com and have their content automatically backed up to OneDrive.