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MIDAS v4.28 Out Now!

During the global pandemic we’ve remained focused on both supporting our customer’s businesses through unprecedented challenges, and working to continually improve our MIDAS software.

To that end, we’re now excited to share with you our latest update – MIDAS v4.28 – in this our 15th Anniversary year.

Highlights of MIDAS v4.28 include:

New & Improved Addons

Our range of optional addons extend the capabilities of your MIDAS system. To coincide with the release of MIDAS v4.28 we’re launching two brand new addons, as well making improvements to some existing addons too.

New Addons:

Custom Branding With this new addon, you can completely remove visible traces of “MIDAS” and the MIDAS logo from your booking system, and instead replace them with your own name and logo! Read more…
Domain Alias With this new addon, you can make your cloud-hosted MIDAS system appear as though it’s running on your own domain instead of your marko.mid.as domain! This makes it an ideal companion addon with our new Custom Branding addon. Read more…

Improved Addons:

API We’ve added a couple of new API calls, allowed bespoke styling to be included in emails sent via the API, and also added support for returning more appropriate http status codes with API responses. Read more…
Web Calendars Our improved Web Calendars addon now allows you to embed bookings for individual dates, as well as allowing your visitors to request/book directly from the calendar! Read more…

How To Get MIDAS v4.28…

“Self Hosted” Customers:

Self-Hosted customers with active Support Subscriptions will shortly be able to update to v4.28. It only takes a couple of clicks – simply log in to your MIDAS system and go to MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Update.

If no update is available, please check back again in a few days time, as we are staggering updates for self-hosted customers over the next few weeks.

“Cloud Hosted” Customers:

Cloud-Hosted customers don’t need to do anything! – All our active Cloud-Hosted MIDAS customers will be automatically updated to this latest version of MIDAS this coming weekend (24th – 25th July 2021)

How to get addons…

New Customers:

Addons may be purchased along with MIDAS, or may be added to an existing MIDAS system at a later date.

To purchase MIDAS and any of the available addons, please go to mid.as/pricing.

Existing Customers:

Any addons you already have installed in your MIDAS system will automatically be updated to their latest versions when your MIDAS system is updated.

However, if you wish to add any new addons to your MIDAS system, you can view pricing and add these via mid.as/upgrade.

Domain Alias Addon

In our previous blog post, we introduced our new optional “Custom Branding” addon.

This allows you to re-brand (white label) a MIDAS booking system, removing any references to “MIDAS” and replacing them with your own name and logo.

The “Custom Branding” addon is available to both self-hosted and cloud-hosted customers.

Now, for cloud-hosted customers, if you want to remove references to “MIDAS” from your booking system, you’ll still have the “mid.as” reference in the actual URL for your MIDAS system (i.e. “example.mid.as”).

Our new companion “Domain Alias” addon solves this issue!

It allows you to setup access to cloud hosted MIDAS system via another domain instead. – for instance a sub-domain of your organization’s own website domain.

So for example, if your hosted MIDAS domain was “example.mid.as”, and your organization’s own domain was “example.com”, you could use the optional Domain Alias addon and set say “bookings.example.com” to use as the URL for your hosted MIDAS system instead.

Domain Alias Addon for MIDAS
Domain Alias Addon for MIDAS

Setting up a domain alias is a simple 3-step process:

  1. Enter the domain/sub-domain you wish to “alias” to your hosted MIDAS system.
  2. Make a small DNS change on your organization’s domain using the information provided in the addon
  3. Confirm that you’ve made your DNS change

Once your changes become active, you’ll be able to access your hosted MIDAS system via your chosen domain alias.

For more information about this optional addon for cloud-hosted customers, please visit: https://mid.as/domain-alias

We’re excited to announce our new “Custom Branding” addon for MIDAS room booking systems (v4.28+).

Our new optional “Custom Branding” addon allows you to re-brand our software, creating a “white-label” software edition in which you can apply your own branding.

It allows you to remove visible traces of the word “MIDAS”, the MIDAS logo, links to the MIDAS website, and more. In their place, you can give the booking software your own bespoke name, logo, and icon.

A custom branded MIDAS login screen
A custom branded MIDAS login screen

An extensive range of settings can be controlled through the Custom Branding addon. These provide extended control over your booking system’s appearance:

The new Custom Branding addon also allows easy modification of any of the included “language packs” in MIDAS too. This means that you can completely customize all the wording and phrasing used throughout the software.

Moreover, the Custom Branding addon is available for both self-hosted and cloud-hosted editions of MIDAS.

For more information about the new Custom Branding addon, please visit https://mid.as/custom-branding

If you’re a cloud-hosted MIDAS customer, you may also be interested in our new “Domain Alias” addon to compliment the “Custom Branding” addon. This will allow you to make it appear that your hosted MIDAS system is in fact running on your own domain!

MIDAS v4.27 Out Now!

Today marks the 15th Anniversary of MIDAS!

The first public version of our versatile room booking & resource scheduling system, MIDAS v1.00 was first unveiled to the world on 11th March 2006.

15 years on, and MIDAS is still going strong. To coincide with our anniversary, today we’re releasing the latest update to software, MIDAS v4.27.

Highlights of MIDAS v4.27 include:

How To Get MIDAS v4.27…

“Self Hosted” Customers:

Self-Hosted customers with active Support Subscriptions will be able to update to v4.27 in the coming weeks. It only takes a couple of clicks – simply log in to your MIDAS system and go to MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Update.

If no update is available, please check back again in a few days time, as we are staggering updates for self-hosted customers over the next few weeks.

“Cloud Hosted” Customers:

Cloud-Hosted customers don’t need to do anything! – All our active Cloud-Hosted MIDAS customers will be automatically updated to this latest version of MIDAS this coming weekend (13-14th March 2021)

15% OFF for our 15th Anniversary!

15% Discount off MIDAS Room Booking & Resource Scheduling Systems

To celebrate our 15th year in business, all this week we’re offering 15% OFF NEW PURCHASES OF MIDAS.

We believe in giving customers maximum choice. That’s why we offer MIDAS in both a cloud-hosted edition (with monthly and annual subscription options), as well as a self-hosted (on-premises) edition for a one-time cost (with an optional subscription)

With this generous 15% discount, your organization can start scheduling with MIDAS for less than $30!

To get 15% off your initial purchase of MIDAS, simply head over to our secure checkout, and use the Promo Code MIDAS15.

You’ll need to hurry though! – This limited time offer expires on 14th March 2021