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We are pleased to announce the availability of two brand new addons for MIDAS – Web Calendars and Digital Signage.

These optional addons extend the capabilities of our web based room scheduling software with powerful new features. These latest two addons have been developed as a direct result of feedback from our customers as to additional functionality they’d like to see in our scheduling software.

MIDAS Addon: Web Calendars

Embeddable Web Calendars With our optional Web Calendars addon you can quickly embed monthly overview calendars of your bookings directly and seamlessly into your own website – ideal if you’d like to display a “What’s on” calendar of events, to visitors to your web site, or provide a quick overview of a particular venue’s availability Read more… | Video Tutorial

MIDAS Addon: Digital Signage

Digital Signage The optional Digital Signage addon is a feature-rich signage solution offering real-time display of your ongoing and upcoming room bookings on TV screens around your site! Whether you’d like to display today’s bookings to visitors in your reception area, or have an individual screen outside each room just showing what’s currently taking place in that one room, our Digital Signage addon is for you! Read more… | Video Tutorial

How to get these addons

If you’re an existing customer running the latest build of MIDAS v4.03 (or later), you can add the Web Calendars and/or Digital Signage addons to your MIDAS via the upgrade site.
If you’re not yet a MIDAS customer, you can include the Web Calendars and/or Digital Signage addons at time of purchase, or add either one to your MIDAS at a later date.

Once an addon has been purchased, it will then become available for one-click install within your MIDAS via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage Addons

There’s More! See full details of other addons available for MIDAS at https://mid.as/addons

MIDAS v4.03 – Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the availability of MIDAS v4.03!

Read on to find out about the new features and improvements that made it into the latest update to our web based scheduling software.

New Addons

MIDAS API
API Access
MIDAS API
RSS Feeds
New Addons for MIDAS

Perhaps the most exciting new feature of MIDAS v4.03 is a new “addon” system. This may be accessed via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage Addons. This new feature allow you to extend the capabilities of your MIDAS through a range of optional addons.


Two brand new addons are initially available, to coincide with the release of v4.03. These are:

  • a much requested API (allowing developers to interface with MIDAS from their own software applications),
  • an RSS Feed addon (allowing MIDAS to automatically generate customized RSS/Atom data feeds from your bookings)
SPECIAL OFFER: For a limited time, existing customers can add either of these addons to their MIDAS for HALF PRICE!! – simply visit the upgrade page

New Invoice Settings

New Invoice Settings
New Invoice Settings in MIDAS

We’ve introduced two new invoice-related settings to MIDAS for v4.03 to help you better keep track of your invoices! There’s now a setting that will prevent modification/deletion of bookings for which invoices have been created. A further setting has been added to prevent the deletion of invoices (once an invoice has been sent), until the invoice is paid in full.
..and that’s not it for improvements to invoicing, in v4.03, you can also now filter invoices by client too!

Show More on Booking “Blocks”

Booking Block details in MIDAS v4.02
In previous versions of MIDAS, you could specify a single booking field to be shown on booking “blocks” in the grid, and a field to show, along with the times of the booking, in a tooltip when hovering over the block
Booking Block details in MIDAS v4.03
With MIDAS v4.03, there’s now options to display two booking fields on blocks and two fields on corresponding tooltips!

Improved “Grid Layout” Printing

Print The Booking Grid
New Print Layout Options

In MIDAS v4.03, you can now generate even more versatile printouts of your bookings! We’ve given you the option to select, at time of printing, the booking field to be shown when printing bookings as a “grid”. Previously this had been fixed to show the name of the client/organization that each booking was for.

Performance Improvements

We constantly strive to make MIDAS as fast and efficient as possible. To that end a number of performance improvements have been made in v4.03.
Various code optimizations have been found, and in places, the number of database queries has been reduced.

If you use “Watches“, one of the biggest performance improvements you’ll notice in v4.03, is that multiple bookings will be added/modified/deleted faster!

When emails are sent from MIDAS, this can take a second or so, as MIDAS (or rather the server itself) has to establish connections to a mail server and send data.

In earlier versions of MIDAS, when it came to watches, a separate email would be generated/sent for each individual booking that “triggered” the watch. So for example, if you had 3 users all “watching” a particular venue for new bookings and another user then adds a booking to that venue every day for 5 days, MIDAS would generate a total of 15 notification emails (five for each of the three users watching the particular venue).

However, now, in v4.03, the same operation would only generate 3 notification emails (one for each user, each email containing a list of all five bookings). This reduction in the volume of individual notification emails sent by MIDAS results in considerable improvement in performance and speed for customers who have “Watch” email notifications setup in their MIDAS system.

Our “cloud hosted” customers should also notice a small improvement on all page load times with MIDAS v4.03. This is due to a new internal setting that reduces certain re-directs. This should improve page load times by a few hundred milliseconds.

New “Pastel” theme

Pastel Theme for MIDAS
New Pastel Theme for MIDAS Room Booking Software

We’ve created a new, optional, “Pastel” theme to coincide with MIDAS v4.03. The new “Pastel” theme features soft, pastel shades, and may be seen in action in our live online demo. We’ve made the new “Pastel” theme compatible with any version of MIDAS from v4.00 onwards. So if you like it, why not download and install it to your MIDAS at https://mid.as/themes

GUI Updates

As well as a new visual theme, a number of small updates to the GUI (Graphical User Interface) have been made for v4.03, including:

  • When “jumping” to a booking from a search result, the selected booking will be indicated in the grid (its border will temporarily flash)
  • When “jumping” to specific bookings (i.e. via Search or a “Client’s Other Bookings” link), relevant bookings are highlighted in the grid
  • The animated “working” indicator is now shown in more places to indicate activity (i.e. when deleting multiple bookings)

Issues Fixed

MIDAS v4.03 includes a cumulative roll-up of fixes for all known issues discovered since the initial release of v4.02

Changelog / Release Notes

The full change log may be viewed at https://mid.as/changelog

How to get MIDAS v4.03

If you’re an existing user with an active Support Subscription you can update to this latest version right now via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Update.

If your Annual Support Subscription has recently expired, don’t worry – you can quickly renew your subscription then get the update.

…and if we host MIDAS for you, there’s no need to do anything – we’ve already automatically updated you to v4.03! (you may still want to check out the new available addons though!)

If, however, you’re not yet using MIDAS for your organization’s scheduling, you can purchase securely through our website.

MIDAS v4.03 is just around the corner, and this update to our popular web based scheduling software will include a number of new features and improvements over previous versions.

Perhaps one of the most exciting new features of v4.03 will be the introduction of a new “addon” system, allowing the capabilities of your MIDAS to be extended through a range of optional extras.

A couple of optional “addons” will be initially available to coincide with the release of MIDAS v4.03, including a much anticipated API addon, and also an RSS addon…

API Access

MIDAS APIThe “API Access” addon will allow developers to interface directly with MIDAS from their own software applications! Read More »

Extensive API Documentation, including code samples, is already available online and the API Access addon is also now available to Beta Testers.
If you’re a programmer/developer and would like to test the new API, become a Beta Tester today!

 

RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds Settings

The RSS Feeds addon will allow MIDAS to automatically generate multiple public RSS 2.0/Atom data feeds from your booking data! Read More »

…and here’s an example of a typical MIDAS RSS Feed


Both the above “addons” are available right now to beta testers, and can be found within the software via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage Addons

Once MIDAS v4.03 is released, new customers will be able to include optional addons at time of purchase, or add them at a later date.
Existing users will be able to obtain addons for their MIDAS as upgrades in just a few simple steps!