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We're continuing our rollout of the All New Box web experience to all existing customers over the coming months. The experience has been turned on for all Business and Business plus plan customers, excluding customers in certain regions. To help familiarize you with the new experience, we've put together an introductory video along with an online Box Education course. 

Coming Soon: Box Note Templates

by Monday - last edited Monday

We will be adding the ability to create Templates in Box Notes. Templates allow users to quickly start a Note from a set of default templates, or custom templates that they/their team created. The benefits are that new users will be able to jumpstart their first time experience with Box Notes, and existing users can share best practices and standardize on documentation across teams!

We're continuing our rollout of the All New Box web experience to all existing customers over the coming months. In this next wave, the new experience will be turned on for all Business and Business plus plan customers, excluding customers in certain regions. To help familiarize you with the new experience, we've put together an introductory video along with an online Box Education course. 

To improve customer experience, exporting User Activity & User Statistics reports are now powered by a new scalable backend infrastructure! To learn how to generate reports, check out our help article!

Launched: Device Trust: Android support

by a week ago - last edited a week ago

In keeping with our commitment towards enabling the most secure way to bring your work together with Cloud Content Management (CCM), last year, Box announced the Device Trust feature that regulated access to Box based on a particular device's security posture. Device Trust ensures that only devices meeting certain configurable security criteria, such as those that are corporate managed or support Full Disk Encryption (FDE), can access Box. Our customers welcomed this feature as yet another step towards optimizing security without impacting usability or hindering collaboration.
 
We initially launched Device Trust with desktop support for Mac and Windows, and mobile support for iOS. Based on the recent smartphone sales data from Gartner, Android and iOS together accounted for 99.6 percent of worldwide smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2016, and today, we are excited to announce the expansion of Device Trust support to Android devices. This expanded device support is part of our continued push towards facilitating the transition to CCM worldwide, by enabling more users to benefit from the rich, secure collaboration capabilities provided by Box! For more information about Device Trust with Android, check our our Community Article!
 

In this release, we have included the following items: 

・In-app tips to help you discover features
・Updates to comment notifications to help you collaborate better
・Notification tab inside the app captures all notifications you receive
・Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

In July 2017, we released a new version of our Long Term Support Installers for Box Sync on both Mac & Windows -- versions 4.0.7829 (Mac) and 2.0.7829 (Windows).

 

On November 30, 2017 we will end support for prior versions of our LTS installers for Box Sync. The specific versions that will no longer be supported are 4.0.7725 (Mac), 4.0.4716 (Windows), and 4.0.7572 (Windows-Device Trust only). 

 

Administrators who utilize our LTS installers for Box Sync deployments can use the new versions immediately and should update as soon as possible. For each new Box Sync release, we will ensure that these supported LTS installers can properly upgrade to the newest version of Box Sync upon launch. 

 
 

Box Sync
  • After October 31st, 2017 Box Sync will no longer be supported on Mac OS X 10.10.  Per our OS support policy, we maintain support for Box on only the two latest versions of Mac OS X. Users must be on a supported OS (OS X 10.11 or OS X 10.12) following the EOL date.  
  • In the month prior to the EOL date, users will see an in-product notification informing them that support for 10.10 will end soon and that they should update their OS.  
  • Following the EOL date, users will still be able to access Box Sync on 10.10 but will be entirely unsupported by Box, including all security patches. 
Box Edit
  • After October 31st, 2017 Box Edit will no longer be supported on Mac OS X 10.10.  Per our OS support policy, we maintain support for Box on only the two latest versions of Mac OS X. Users must be on a supported OS (OS X 10.11 or OS X 10.12) following the EOL date. 
  • Following the EOL date, users will still be able to access Box Edit on 10.10 but will be entirely unsupported by Box, including all security patches. 
Box Notes Desktop
  • After October 31st, 2017 Box Notes Desktop will no longer be supported on Mac OS X 10.10.  Per our OS support policy, we maintain support for Box on only the two latest versions of Mac OS X. Users must be on a supported OS (OS X 10.11 or OS X 10.12) following the EOL date. 
  • Following the EOL date, users will still be able to access Box Notes Desktop on 10.10 but will be entirely unsupported by Box, including all security patches. 
 

Background:

  • In our continuing efforts to evolve and improve your experience in Box, we introduced the all new Box web experience to all of our customer in September 2016. The new experience features a cleaner layout, simpler navigation including a Recents list, and an improved content preview experience. 
  • Over the course of the next few months, your organization, if not migrated already, will be automatically transitioned to the new experience. Box admins and co-admins have already been notified with details about your organization's specific migration date. 
  • View this comparison if you're not sure which experience you're currently using.

Deprecation Specifics 

  • As the final piece of the launch of the all new Box web experience, we will stop supporting the legacy Box web experience for all users on October 31, 2017. All users that have not already migrated to the all new Box web experience by then will be migrated on this date.
  • We encourage Box admins to transition their users to the all new Box web experience prior to October 31, 2017, which you can do at any time. Here is a detailed guide to assist with the transition by using the controls provided in your Box Admin Console.

Functionality Differences

Along with the various end user enhancements provided in the new web experience, we'd like to call out a few notable differences in the new web experience: 

  • Partner Tags: Customers leveraging the Netsuite and legacy Salesforce V2 integrations will notice that the visual 'Partner Tags', shown when navigating linked folders in the Box web application, have been removed in the new experience given updated integration standards. The integration will continue to work as expected even without the visual 'Partner Tags'. As a workaround, users can navigate to the linked Box folders from within the Netsuite and Salesforce interfaces. 
  • Custom In-Product Message: Customers leveraging the custom 'In-Product Message' feature (example here) will notice that this message has been removed in the new experience. Customers can continue to use the other options for presenting custom messages to end users with the custom login page message and related features on the Custom Setup tab of the Admin Console
  • Access Stats: In late summer 2017, the Access Stats feature will be moved entirely to the all new Box web experience and removed from the legacy web experience as part of an overhaul of the feature (more information here). Users who are on the legacy experience when this change takes place will still see the Access Stats option in the '...' menu for files but, upon clicking the option, will be prompted to enable the new experience in order to see the Access Stats details (totals and feed). 

  • In late summer 2017, Box will launch an overhauled end-user Access Stats experience, including interface updates and a new Export feature. With this change, some elements of the current end-user Access Stats feature are being retired in favor of an updated experience. See a before and after of the experience here
  • Totals: 'Excluding Owner' totals for Previews and Downloads will be removed in favor of simplified totals for Previews and Downloads that will include activity in the past year (limited to 5,000 events).
  • There is no action for admins or end users to take to enable this change.

In winter 2017, Box will launch a new homepage for its Admin Console, with useful insights and account status information. This new homepage will replace the six charts seen on the Admin Console Overview today. The deprecated charts are Last Logins, Top Five Users (# Logins), Storage Aggregate (GB), Top Five Users (MB) and Storage Usage (# of Users). These charts are available to all Primary Admins and Co-Admins with Reporting permissions. Box may support a subset of these metrics the new homepage. 

This update simply includes additional bug fixes and stability improvements.

To improve customer experience, exporting User Activity & User Statistics reports are now powered by a new scalable backend infrastructure! This will help ensure user reports are successfully exported.

This release plans to fix an issue that crashes Outlook after the Box for Office update. 

In this release, we will include the following: 

・In-app tips to help you discover features
・Updates to comment notifications to help you collaborate better
・Notification tab inside the app captures all notifications you receive
・Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

We will be generating a new Sync LTS (Long-term installer) for Windows & Mac due to stability and compatibility improvements.

This release of iOS 4.1.4 includes bug fixes and stability improvements.

We have improved the way Box search works. Now, recently accessed files and folders will be prioritized in the search ranking! For more info on how Box Search works, check our our Community article!

Coming Soon: Exportable Access Stats

by on ‎07-13-2017 11:10 AM - last edited 2 weeks ago

In addition to the Access Stats interface refresh, we'll be adding a new Export feature for Access Stats in the New Web Experience, allowing end users with Access Stats permissions to export the full (or filtered) Access Stats history for that file.

 

More information and a detailed before and after comparison here.

 

Note: Export will be limited to files owned by users on the Business Plus plan or higher.

Coming Soon: Access Stats Interface Refresh

by on ‎07-13-2017 11:08 AM - last edited on ‎07-13-2017 12:30 PM by

We’re refreshing the Access Stats feature in the new web experience to make it easier than ever to see what’s been happening on a file, including:

  • Adding in 'Edit' and 'Comment' as additional activity types in Access Stats
  • Streamlining the Access Stats pop-up interface and totals
  • Allowing you to see more than the most recent 50 entries in the pop-up feed, and showing you recent updates in the right sidebar

More information and a detailed before and after comparison here.

Coming Soon: iOS 4.1.4

by on ‎06-30-2017 01:59 PM

This release includes bug fixes and stability improvements.

Coming Soon: Android 4.6.0

by on ‎06-30-2017 01:58 PM

This release will include in-app tips to help you discover features, updates to comment notifications to help you collaborate better, a notification tab inside the app that captures all notifications you receive, and additional bug fixes/stability improvements.

Coming Soon: Box Office v4.1.1163

by ‎06-29-2017 08:52 AM - edited ‎06-29-2017 08:56 AM

This update will include additional bug fixes and stability improvements!

We're continuing our rollout of the All New Box web experience to all existing customers over the coming months. In this next wave, the new experience will be turned on for all Starter plan customers, excluding customers in certain regions. To help familiarize you with the new experience, we've put together an introductory video along with an online Box Education course. 

We will be adding the ability to grant edit permissions to Shared Links. A user will be able to share their Note via a Shared Link, and users receiving the Shared Link will be able edit the Note as well.

Anonymous Users Migrated to New Web Experience

by ‎06-23-2017 11:05 AM - edited ‎06-23-2017 11:50 AM

We're continuing our rollout of the All New Box web experience to all existing customers over the coming months. The new experience has now been turned on for all anonymous users accessing links to files and folders. To help familiarize you with the new experience, we've put together an introductory video along with an online Box Education course.

Launched: Box for EMM 4.5.0 - AirWatch & MaaS360

by ‎06-23-2017 10:55 AM - edited ‎06-23-2017 11:02 AM

The Box app now supports unlocking via fingerprint on Marshmellow and above capable devices. You can enable this feature by turning on the "Require Passcode" option under Security Settings. Furthermore, your Recents list now includes files you accessed on other devices and the browser. Additionally, you can now view details of files and folders through the actions menu. We’ve also improved your notifications with enhanced interactions and a new look and feel. You can now reply to comments, share and more, directly by expanding the notifications. Lastly, this update includes additional bug fixes and stability improvements.

 

Learn more about Box for EMM here!

Launched: iOS 4.1.3

by on ‎06-21-2017 06:24 AM

This update includes additional bug fixes and stability improvements.

Launched: iOS 4.1.2

by on ‎06-15-2017 12:23 PM

In this release we included general improvements to image and video preview and resolved an issue where potential naming conflicts could occur during upload. We also included additional bug fixes and stability improvements. To learn more about Box for iOS, click here!

Launched: Desktop, meet cloud: Say hello to Box Drive!

by on ‎06-14-2017 08:17 AM - last edited on ‎06-14-2017 08:48 AM by

Box Drive is now available in public beta! It's the only unlimited cloud drive built for the enterprise, giving you infinite access to all of your files in Box by streaming them directly to your desktop. Now, you can have tens of millions of files right at your fingertips — without using much hard drive space.

 

Download the new Box Drive desktop app today!

 

 

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