Product Newsletter January 2018

Community Manager

Welcome to the first product newsletter of 2018!

Check out our new releases, what's coming soon, and more!



January Month in Review


GxP Assurance GA

  • Box GxP Validation is now available! With Box GxP Validation, pharma and life sciences companies can now validate Box to collaborate, manage and distribute regulated clinical, lab and manufacturing content in Box.
  • To hear more about how to leverage Box and save in validation costs, join our webinar on February 14, 2018. Register here


Box Zones - Canada

  • Box Zones provides in-region data storage with Box and is now available in Canada for customers. Learn more here


Box for Android 4.9

  • Our Box for Android update includes bug fixes and stability improvements for this popular mobile application.


Rolling Out This Month


Tableau for Box

  • Tableau's new integration with Box allows you to connect Box as a data source for your Tableau dashboards, enabling seamless visualization of and insights into all of your most important content. Learn more here


Box Drive v1.5

  • This update allows users to add a Box Note to a folder by simply right-clicking the folder and choosing "Create Box Note." Also included are bug fixes and quality improvements.


Coming Soon


Box Tools v4.0 & UI Updates:

  • In early March, we will be releasing Box Tools version4.0. With this release, Box Edit will once again support private/incognito browsers. Additionally, there will be minor changes to the user interface, bug fixes, and stability improvements. Learn more here


Box Relay Updates: Managing your workflow just got easier with three new Box Relay features

  • Changing Due Dates: After a workflow is launched, owners and admins can change the due dates and days required to complete any incomplete tasks.
  • Add/Remove Assignees: Workflow owners and admins can add, remove, and update the assignees for future tasks.
  • Group Assignments: Admins can assign a project to Box Groups directly from the Admin Console.


Box Notes Shared Links:

  • Soon, users will have the option of selecting 'can view' or'can edit' permissions when generating shared links.
  • Box Admins can configure the settings for this feature in the Admin Console in the Content & Sharing tab under the shared links section once it is available. Learn more here


Single File Collaboration:

  • We’re always looking for ways to improve sharing and collaboration in Box. To make it easier to invite someone to edit a file, we are launching the ability to ‘invite collaborators’ to individual files (previously collaborators could only be invited at the folder level). Learn more here


Want more? Visit the Box Community Product News blog for all product changes!