Box for Office v4.3.1217/v4.4.1221 will be released soon which revertsachange made inthe priorrelease(Box for Office v4.1.1212/v4.2.1220)that defaultedMicrosoftOffice programs to use IE 11 viatheFEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATIONregistrykeys-Please see additional background below.
This change by the prior release inadvertently affected other Microsoft Office add-ins. Unfortunately, due to limitations with our update process, we cannot revertbackto the last set value. In order to prevent future issues, thenewrelease toBox for Office v4.3.1217/v4.4.1221willdelete theMicrosoft Officeprogramregistry valuesfrom theFEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATIONregistry keys.
Admins whosetMicrosoft Office programsto use a non-default web browser control in theFEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION registry keysprior to installingBox for Office v4.1.1212/v4.2.1220,may need to re-set their non-default web browser control after updating to Box for Office v4.3.1217/v4.4.1221.
To facilitate this change, we will provide installers links toBox for Office v4.3.1217/v4.4.1221before this version is pushed via our auto-update service. This will give you time to manually update toBox for Office v4.3.1217/v4.4.1221andthenre-apply your non-defaultFEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATIONvalues.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and if you have any questions, please reach out to theBox User Services team.
In theprior release,Box for Office v4.1.1212/v4.2.1220, we forced Microsoft Office programs to use IE 11 for anyweb browser controlsused by the Office program. This was done by adding the Microsoft Office program executables (WinWord.exe,POWERPNT.EXE,outlook.exe, andEXCEL.EXE)as registry valuesunder the following registrykeys and setting the value data to be "11001":
For more information on the FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION settings, please readhere.
By default, the Office program values do not exist under the keys above.
The update toBox for Office v4.3.1217/v4.4.1221will delete the values (WinWord.exe,POWERPNT.EXE,outlook.exe, andEXCEL.EXE) from the locations above and revert the Microsoft Office programs back to using the default web browser control.