As of 4th July 2021, all our cloud-hosted customer’s MIDAS databases have been migrated across from MySQL to MariaDB.
MariaDB is a community-developed “fork” of the popular MySQL database engine.
It was created by one of the original founders of MySQL, who forked it over concerns surrounding MySQL’s acquisition by Oracle Corporation in 2009. These concerns centered around rumors that Oracle were considering killing off MySQL to prevent competition with their own “Oracle” database. In the end, that didn’t actually happen and MySQL continues to remain available. …
The environment, and our combined impact upon it, is an important global issue. Every day there are new headlines highlighting the environment challenges facing our world, and ways that we can all help combat climate change and reduce our carbon footprint.
Here at MIDAS you may be aware that we have previously taken part in Earth Hour and we will be taking part again this year on Saturday 27 March 2021. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of environmental issues and asks for both individuals and businesses alike to switch off their lights for an hour between…
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.
March 2021 marks 15 years since the first public release of MIDAS.
Work began on MIDAS in December 2005. At that time, Mark Harrington, the creator of MIDAS, was working in a brand new Performing Arts College — the first one of its kind in Greater Manchester, UK.
This new school for students aged 11–16 boasted impressive state-of-the-art facilities. …
Last week it came to light that Public Health England (PHE) had “lost” nearly 16,000 COVID-19 Test Results.
The issue arose by the way the health agency compiled results from the various commercial firms paid by the UK government to analyse Coronavirus swab tests of the public, to discover who has the virus.
These private firms provided their data in the form of CSV (Comma Separated Values) files — essentially text files.
PHE had set up an automatic process to pull this data together into Microsoft Excel templates so that it could then be uploaded to a central system and…
If you’ve used v2.45 or earlier of our MIDAS room booking software, you’ll be familiar with the small calendar “widget” that appears throughout the software allowing you to select dates.
MIDAS v4.26 (and later) now use a slightly different calendar “widget”.
Here’s a comparison of the two:
In the previous update to our MIDAS Room Booking System (v4.25) we added a host of new data export features. This included the ability to export invoice data to QuickBooks, Sage, Xero and several other popular accountancy packages.
For MIDAS v4.26, we’re adding a couple of additional features to the export capabilities of our booking software.
MIDAS is already capable of exporting Booking, Client, Invoice, and Resource data in a range of formats.
For v4.26 we’re now also allowing user data to be exportable.
Exported user data includes all privileges assigned to each account within your MIDAS system.
With this setting enabled, whenever a user changes their password MIDAS checks that it doesn’t appear in any known online data breaches.
This feature utilizes the popular 3rd party “ Have I Been Pwned “ service. This is a database of more than half a billion passwords which have previously been exposed in various data breaches.
Don’t worry though, your actual password is never sent to the “Have I Been Pwned” service…
MIDAS (https://mid.as)is an easy to use yet powerful room booking system. Our web application provides complete control over your room bookings and resource scheduling in real time. Businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes around the world trust MIDAS for their scheduling needs.
Simply accessed through your favorite web browser, on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device, our room management software lets you see at a glance when your room bookings are scheduled in the calendar. The system also allows scheduling staffing and equipment, and sending of…
In these unprecedented times, many organizations were forced to suspend their operations for the past several months. However, some are now beginning to take the first tentative steps towards reopening.
For most businesses who manage and hire out their facilities, this means making some fundamental adjustments to the way they operate.
So we wanted to share some tips on how to get the most out of your MIDAS booking system as your business navigates the road ahead…
One of the benefits of cloud-based software like MIDAS, is that it can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.