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Box Folder Invitation Links Deprecated


U-M Box folder invitation links will stop being supported in early May 2017. The folder invitation link will disappear from the folder settings page and existing folder invitation links will stop working.

Users will be able to have similar functionality with shared links. Shared links can be used as invitation links by enabling the setting: Allow anyone who can access this folder from a shared link to join as a collaborator on the folder settings page. If you have shared folder invitation links outside of Box, you should replace them with shared links before early May 2017.

U-M Box December 2016 and January 2017 Updates


Below is the December 2016 and January 2017 installment of the U-M Box Monthly Updates:

U-M Box By The Numbers


M+Box Accounts/Storage/Collaborations Graph

M+Box by the numbers as of January 13, 2017

Active Accounts 72,234 GBs Stored 421,364 Collaborations 478,750

New Box Notes Functionality in the Webapp and on the Desktop


Box recently announced an improved version of Box Notes for web and a brand new desktop app. If you're unfamiliar with Box Notes, it's a note-taking app built in to Box that enables teams to easily work together and share ideas.

With Box Notes, it's simple and easy to create meeting notes, share status updates and plan projects together—and have it instantly available on all your devices.

Get an overview of key features and capabilities in this quick summary datasheet.

Ready to try it out? Watch this video walkthrough to get started.

Box Names Synced with Preferred Name


The account provisioning process from MCommunity to Box is being updated. During this update, the name displayed by U-M Box will be synced with the preferred name in Wolverine Access. This overwrites your name in U-M Box if you have manually changed it. Please update your U-M Preferred Name in Wolverine Access to the name you wish to use to prevent this from happening with any future syncing activities.

Learn more about the U-M Preferred Name Policy and Your Directory Entry.

Have You Tried the New Box?


First announced in September, Box has been remodeled! You may have noticed a prompt in Box to try out the new version.

Launch the New Box Experience

Check it out. We don't yet know the exact date, but sometime this spring Box will roll this out as the default version. If you missed the prompt, you can turn on the new version at umich.box.com/on/allnewbox.

Want to learn more?

If you are already in the new version of Box, you will see this menu on the left side of the window:

New Box Left Menu

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