Microsoft is Shutting Down Docs.com File Sharing and Storage Service in December 2017
The service, which started out as a partnership with Facebook in 2010 and saw a significant redesign in 2015, is being replaced by a combination of SlideShare and OneDrive.
Microsoft announced today that their Docs.com service will shut down on 15 December 2017. I didn't even realize it started as a partnership with Facebook back in 2010. It was after the redesigning in 2015 that I became aware of it. It feels like a short lifespan… even if I never used it.
According to the support document that was released today about the retirement of the service the features in Docs.com will be replaced by other services from the Redmond company:
"Following Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn, SlideShare has joined the Microsoft family, and represents the ideal platform for publishing your Word, PowerPoint, and PDF content with its audience of 70 million professionals, and vast content library. For custom sharing, OneDrive offers additional tools, permission settings, and security to help share and protect your data and content. With the retirement of the Docs.com service, we hope to streamline our offerings in this space and provide you with a more cohesive experience."