Docs.com started as a collaboration between Microsoft and Facebook in April 2010. It was created using the Microsoft Office Web Apps platform, and allowed Facebook users to create, edit and share Microsoft Office documents.
Microsoft suspended Docs.com again in 2015, and relaunched it supporting more features such as support to retrieve documents from OneDrive and support basic annotation.
This time, however, Microsoft seems to have decided it well and will eventually withdraw Docs on 15 December 2017. So those who use it should transfer their content to Docs.com to other file storage and file sharing platforms as soon as possible.
Those using Docs will be able to log in from today June 9th until December 14th, 2017 to create backups για όλο το περιεχόμενο που έχουν στο Docs.com στο OneDrive. Ο λογαριασμός Docs.com θα είναι ρυθμισμένος σε read-only όταν ολοκληρωθεί η μεταφορά και οι σύνδεσμοι των εγγράφων θα ανακατευθύνονται αυτόματα στο OneDrive.
Microsoft said that those users do not have enough available storage space on OneDrive should make sure to empty their drive.
The main reason for shutting down Docs is that Microsoft believes SlideShare is the best service for publishing Office documents.
In addition, Microsoft believes that OneDrive is the right service for distributing documents that are stored.
It should also be noted that there are many alternatives available, not only from Microsoft, but also from other companies such as Google with Google Docs.