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We are making an update to the way file redirection operates within the Box iOS app.

 

In Box iOS 4.3.7 and older:

  • Open a link to a Box file
  • The user is redirected to the Box iOS app and the file preview is shown
  • In the process of redirection, the user is taken to the All Files tab and the folder structure is set up with all of the parent folders leading all the way to the file from the link
  • When the user closes the preview, the user sees the containing folder of that file

 

We are making changes to this behavior in order to better maintain the user's previous state and location in the app.

 

In Box iOS 4.3.8: 

  • Open a link to a Box file
  • The user is redirected to the Box iOS app and the file preview is shown
  • No additional changes to the UI state and location are made in the process of redirection
  • When the user closes the preview, the user sees the same content they were looking at before tapping the redirection link

 

Folder redirection will continue to behave as before, taking the user to the appropriate location within the All Files tab.

Additionally, to keep the useful functionality of visiting the parent folder of the redirected file, we are introduction a new menu option to view the file's containing folder. 

 

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These updates will happen in our October release window for the Box iOS app. We will update the redirection experience on Android at a later time.

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In this release, we have included the following enhancements and stability improvements:
  • This version has improved support for iOS 12
  • This is the last version that will support iOS 10
  • Users will now see an improved scrolling experience in Feed (enabled enterprises only)

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This build resolves a critical issue identified in build 4.3.5.

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In this release, we have included the following enhancements and stability improvements:
  • This version has improved support for iOS 12
  • This is the last version that will support iOS 10
  • Users will now see an improved scrolling experience in Feed (enabled enterprises only)
 

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In this release we have included stability improvements, including an update to the file system to reduce the likelihood of "blue screen" crashes due to conflicts with third-party security tools on Windows.

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In this release, we have included the following enhancements and stability improvements:
  • This version will officially support iOS 12
  • This is the last version that will support iOS 10
  • Users will now see an improved scrolling experience in Feed (enabled enterprises only)

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This release includes stability enhancements and bug fixes. 

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Take a look at everything that went out, and that was announced at BoxWorks!

Launched

 

Box for iOS EMM Unprotected & Protected Checkbox

Last month, we discovered an unexpected behavior in the Move, Copy, and Share actions from the edit menu in the Files app that is allowing content from Managed Apps to be passed to Unmanaged Apps. We have introduced the ability to limit this unexpected behavior in the Admin Console under the Mobile tab. For additional details visit our announcement.

 

Admin Insights Export Updates

In April, we launched a New Navigation and Insights Dashboard for Admins. To provide admins with more context, we have also added the user activity drill in capabilities, and additional capabilities with the Geographic Activity report. For additional information, visit our announcement.

 

Box for Android 4.21

In this release we included stability enhancements and bug fixes.

 

Box for iOS 4.3.6

In this release, we made visual improvements to Feed on mobile and included general bug fixes and stability improvements. Please keep in mind you will only see Feed if you have it enabled for your enterprise.

 

Coming Soon

Box for G Suite

Box for G Suite brings the familiar content creation and editing experience for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides directly into Box. Any created G Suite file is automatically saved and managed in Box, ensuring that IT can apply consistent security, compliance and governance capabilities to all of their organization's content. Join the public beta
 
Activity Stream
Our new and enhanced activity stream adds additional visibility into how content is being leveraged across the organization, by bringing third party app activity happening around a file into Box. With the new activity stream, users have a single source of truth where can easily see all updates on a file across related apps, and quickly take action in those apps.  Learn more here
 
Recommended Apps
The new Recommended Apps feature displays a list of curated applications that users can leverage with each file in Box. Recommended Apps surfaces the right app at the right time for users, right where they work the most. Individuals can then take actions in those apps directly from Box, saving them valuable time by reducing the steps needed to get work done across their app ecosystem.
 
Box Feed Public Beta
Box Feed Public beta is here! Feed is a personalized collection of content based on whats important to each individual employee. Feed surfaces relevant updates to content, enables employees to discover new content and allows them take action directly from feed - enabling them to be more agile than ever. Learn more here.
 
Box Drive Mark for Offline
With the Box Drive Mark for Offline capability we enable your employees to stay connected to their work even when they have limited internet connectivity. Users simply mark the content they'd like to be synced to their device. That content will be available offline and Box will automatically keep all that content updated for users and their collaborators. 
 
Gmail Add On
Streamline email collaboration by leveraging the Box for Gmail Add-on to attach Box files to emails and download email attachments directly to Box without having to leave the Gmail interface. Save valuable time, while ensuring your critical content remains secure and compliant in Box.
 
ServiceNow Integration
Using the Box integration with ServiceNow's IntegrationHub, users will be able to build content-driven workflows in ServiceNow. This means that Box actions, such as upload file and add metadeta to file, can be triggered from within ServiceNow to accelerate day-to-day business processes.
 
Simplified Sharing
We are simplifying the way you share and access your content with our upcoming simplified sharing experience. Users will no longer be required to navigate to multiple places to share their important files and folders with one central place to invite collaborators, generate shared links and manage permissions. 
 
Quick Access in All Files
We're excited to introduce two new ways to view content within the Web App - Owned By Me and Shared With Me. Users will be able to easily find content that has been either shared with them through a new "Shared With Me" page or created by them with a new "Owned by me page".
 
Edge Support for Box Tools
Soon, Box Tools v4 will be available for Microsoft Edge users. This release will allow users with Box Tools v4 installed to pass Device Trust security checks, "open with" Box Edit from the files page and "open with" Box Edit on the preview page within the Web Application.
 
iOS 12 Support
Our Box app will immediately support iOS 12 when Apple releases iOS 12 in the fall. 
 
Admins to Accept/Reject User Migration Requests
The newly created "Admin Tasks" allows admins to see any user migration requests in the Admin Console. In addition, they have full control to approve and reject users to be migrated in and/or out of their Organization.
 
Video Streaming Android
We will soon provide video streaming support on Android enabling you to preview your video content on the Box Android app.
 
MacOS 10.14 Support
The latest version of all Box Desktop applications will immediately support MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) when it is released in the fall.  This includes: Box Drive, Box Sync, Box Tools & Box Notes.

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Earlier this year, we announced that we have ended support for apps (both Box developed and third-party) that use the TLS 1.0 protocol. To ensure the security of apps and content, we will begin blocking apps which use TLS 1.0 on November 12, 2018.

 

We want to ensure that users have enough time allotted prior to our blocking of apps to perform the upgrade, especially if those users may need IT assistance or permission.

 

On September 17, 2018, we will begin sending emails directly to Box users who have been observed using an unsupported app running the insecure protocol, providing links and instructions on how to update the specific affected apps they have been using.

 

Below is an example of that email, both for reference as well as validation that it was an official communication.

 

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In this release, we will include the following:

  • This update will now all now allow the following characters in filenames:  | ? * < > : + [ ] '
  • Users can now name enjoy more characters in filename
  • This version will make the BoxNotes toolbar visible when image is selected in BoxNote
  • We added a message informing users they are trying to copy files into directories where conflicting files exist 
  • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

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Last month, we discovered an unexpected behavior in the Move, Copy, and Share actions from the edit menu in the Files app that is allowing content from Managed Apps to be passed to Unmanaged Apps.

 

We have introduced the ability to limit this unexpected behavior in the Admin Console under the Mobile tab. By enabling this feature, we will automatically disable Files functionality for unprotected versions of iOS and automatically reenable the Files functionality when a protected version of iOS comes online. Enabling this feature means that some workflows might be affected because of turning off the Files functionality.

 

Workflow Example
Checkbox off
Checkbox on
Work-around
Being able to see Box Files on the iOS Files app
End-user is able to see managed files on iOS Files App
End-user is unable to see managed files on iOS Files App
None at this time
Attaching a Box File to an email through the iOS Mail email client 
User is able to attach a file through the iOS Sharesheet 
User is unable to attach a file through the iOS Sharesheet in Mail
  • Use a shared-link instead of attaching a file 
  • Invite the user to a file as a collaborator (permission determined by you)
Opening an iWork file from Box into an iWork iOS app (Presentation, etc.) User is able to open an iWork file in an iWork iOS App (Presentation, etc.) User is not able to open an iWork file in an iWork iOS App (Presentation, etc.) None at this time

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