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Review Previously Sent Internal Messages

One of the feature of the built-in “Notification Center” in MIDAS booking software is the ability to send internal messages to other users.

A user’s internal messages are shown to them when they next login, and they may also optionally choose to that have sent as an email as well. This allows them to receive messages from other users even when not logged into their booking system.

For MIDAS v4.30, we’re providing a way for you to see, review, and delete (“expire”) messages you’ve recently sent to other users in your booking system.

Review Sent Internal Messages To Other Users
Review Sent Internal Messages To Other Users

The new “Active Sent Items” panel shows all internal messages you’ve recently sent to other users that have yet to expire. You can view each message, or immediately expire (remove) it.

There’ll also be an indication of each message’s “Status”, to help you identify whether the recipient has received/viewed your message.

We Stand With Ukraine

MIDAS Stands With Ukraine

As governments around the world sanction Russia and its allies, like many software vendors, we here at MIDAS HQ are appalled and horrified by recent world events, and we want to play our part to show our support and solidarity with Ukraine.

As more and more companies and businesses take it upon themselves to withdraw their products and services from Russia, we’re doing the same.

To that end, we’ve conducted a thorough review of our business operations in light of Russia’s abhorrent invasion of Ukraine.

As you may be aware, MIDAS is a UK based business, but we have customers in dozens of countries across the world.

We are pleased to report that our review found that we don’t currently have any active customers in either Russia or Belarus.

Now, whilst our administration resides in the UK, much of our network infrastructure is geographically located in US. (See: Where is MIDAS based?)

However, we have no physical or virtual presence, operations, or infrastructure in Russia, Belarus, or Ukraine.

That said, our network does utilize Cloudflare, a US company who provide CDN (Content Delivery Network) and website security services. Cloudflare do have network infrastructure in these countries. You can read more about Cloudflare’s stance in their blog post: “Steps we’ve taken around Cloudflare’s services in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia

Whilst we’re helpless to stop the atrocities occurring in Ukraine, there are some small actions that we can take in response.

Actions we’ve taken:

  • Blocked access to our website and our customer’s cloud hosted MIDAS systems from Russian and Belarusian IP addresses.
  • Blocked Yandex (Russia’s equivalent to Google Search) from crawling our website.
  • Halted sales of MIDAS to organizations located in, or with close connections to, Russia and Belarus.

We believe the above measures will be widely supported by our customers, and they will remain in place until further notice.

We stand united with the people of Ukraine, and post-war we will look to further support Ukrainian organizations and businesses rebuild their operations and get back on their feet, by offering free licenses for our MIDAS scheduling software.