M+Box Updates

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New Version of Box Edit


Box will be releasing a new version of Box Edit to address issues that could arise due to Google phasing out the Netscape Plug-in API (NPAPI) in newer versions of the Chrome Browser. Existing Box Edit applications will auto-update to v3. The new version of Box Edit will not impact existing functionality or change expected behavior. For more information on Box Edit, including links to the new installers for Mac and Windows, read this overview and FAQ from Box.

MiWorkspace Mac users should have been prompted to update and can also choose to install the updated version at any time through the Managed Software Center. MiWorkspace Windows users with Box Edit installed will be updated automatically when the new version has been packaged and tested. Other Windows users who would like to get this software on their machine can submit a request via the ITS Service Center.

Help us celebrate! M+Box reaches 50k active users


M+Box recently reached a huge milestone: 50,000 active accounts! What better way to celebrate than to give away some great prizes including Computer Showcase Gift Certificates and cool Box SWAG?

Interested? Use this form to describe a clever way you've used Box or how it's made it easier for you to get work done, whether by yourself or when collaborating with others. Each entry must describe one application of M+Box. If you use it in several different ways, please submit a separate entry for each application or use case.

Eligibility: Current U-M students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate, including temporary employees. (NOTE: Bargained-for staff may enter and receive Box SWAG, but are not eligible to receive gift certificates.)

Deadline for entry: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Judging criteria:

The ITS Collaboration Services team and the Collaboration Services Advisory Group will judge entries and select three winners by Wednesday, April 29. We will notify winners directly as well as post their names on the M+Box site and through our other usual communication channels.

Good luck!

Redesigned Preview in the Box Web Application


Coming later this month, Box will redesign the content Preview interface in the web application and the Box Embed widget. Check out these screenshots for an early look at the Preview changes. You can test the new preview experience in advance by activating the feature. After trying it out, you can deactivate the change if you choose.

The new Preview experience will roll out to everyone in the coming weeks.

M+Box Monthly Updates: News on Box Sync, Office 365, iOS App and More!


Here is what happened in February:

EOL for "All Tags" Feature in Box


Box has issued an End-of-Life notice for the "All Tags" filter feature in Box to take effect on March 30, 2015. Users will no longer see "All Tags" in the tag filter list or when adding a new tag.

All Tags Filter

Workarounds for users include having the tag show up in "My tags" when adding or filtering by tags:

For more information on using tags, see Tagging Content in Box.

M+Box by the Numbers: January 2015


M+Box Accounts/Storage/Collaborations Graph

M+Box by the numbers as of Januray 2, 2015

Accounts 49,277 GBs Stored 74,091
External Collaborators 14,808 Collaborations 195,733

Box Notes Updates


As you may have read in our January Monthly Updates Box has made improvements to Box Notes functionality. Included in the recent update is more support for tables, version history, and uploading images. Version history changes include a new saved versions ability. Roughly every 5 minutes, or after 5 minutes of inactivity, users can access past versions by hovering over "Saved" in the toolbar and clicking "Show Version history". See Box Notes Overview and FAQ for more information on Box Notes.

Box Notes Functionality

M+Box Monthly Updates: Changes to Office PowerPoint in Box Preview


Here is what happened in January:

New Box Course Available On lynda.com


A new Box course, Box OneCloud Apps for Mobile Productivity, is now being offered on lynda.com. A previous course, Up and Running with Box, is also available. More lynda.com courses about Box should be coming soon.

Faculty and regular staff on all U-M campuses and the Health System have access to thousands of lynda.com courses on business, software, technology, and creative skills at no cost to users. U-M students and temporary staff are not eligible for access. More information about agreement terms and login instructions are available online.

M+Box Tip: Disable Notification for Folders


One of our favorite things on the M+Box team is hearing from the U-M community about how they are using M+Box at work, including tips and tricks they've learned. Recently, we got a great M+Box tip from Kellie Brown and Kim Wooton from ITS, who showed us how to suppress change notifications to a Box folder.

Owners and co-owners of a folder can suppress all notifications on a folder by clicking the More Options drop-down next to the appropriate folder on the All Files page (or from within a folder) then click Properties > Email Options.

Once the Folder Properties window options, click the Disable notifications for this folder checkbox to suppress all notifications on a folder. Once selected, no one will receive email notifications about changes to this folder.

Folder Properties - Email Security

Folder Properties - Updates Disabled

This is great knowledge to have as we all know how annoying constant email notification can be. If you've got tips you use with M+Box, please take a few minutes and share with the community. It's something we will all benefit from!

Box File Size Update


Good news! You can now upload files of up to 15GB into Box, up from the previous 10GB limit. See below for more details:

System Requirements

Known Issues

Box Ending Support for MS Office 2007


As we announced in September, Box is ending support for all Box for Office 2007 integrations for Windows users. All Windows users must upgrade to the new version of Box for Office integration before January 31.

Instructions for Individuals

NOTE: Box for Office requires Windows 7 or higher, Office 2010 or higher, and administrative rights for installation.

Instructions for IT Staff

More information for IT staff

For additional information and documentation, please see Box for Office Desktop Integrations and the Office 2007 EOL notice.

M+Box Monthly Updates: December


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