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Starting at the end of November, we will be removing the Box Sync promotion that appears in the web application.  The main reason for this change is that Box Drive now supports Mark for Offline capabilities, so we'd encourage new users to use Box Drive to get unlimited access to all their cloud content from the desktop.  In the near future, we also plan to start displaying a Box Drive promotion to users enabled for the product to encourage them to download it.

 

Screenshot of current Sync promotion:

 

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There is also an option within the admin console that allows administrators to enable or disable this promotion.  This setting will be deprecated in the near future.  In the meantime, any selections to this option will have no bearing on the Box product.

 

Screenshot of admin option for the Box Sync promotion:

 

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There is no action required from users or administrators for this change.

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In this release we have included the following enhancements and bug fixes:
  • We have enabled the "Box for G Suite" feature in Box. Users who are currently on the beta will now be able to see and open G Suite files directly from Box Drive.  Users on the v1 G Suite integration will also be able to view G Suite files, but will see an error message when attempting to open the files, and will be prompted to enable the v2 integration. Once they have enabled the v2 integration, they will be able to open and work with their files. 
  • Users on Windows will now see Box Drive can be localized in languages supported by Box, but will not see a localized experience for Problem Item notifications, or the first-time user experience.
  • We have fixed a bug that was causing Box Drive to crash if .boxnote files were opened from outside the Box Drive application.
  • Lastly, we have fixed a bug that was causing icons to appear slowly in Offline folders.

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Introducing Mark for Offline in Box Drive, our latest feature that enables you to mark any folders you need for offline access and easily work on the go.

Easily select the folders you want to work with offline and Box Drive will automatically download the latest version to your computer. Make any changes you like – the files will automatically get updated on Box once you’re back online.

 

This feature will be enabled for your users on Box Drive 2.0 over the next 24hrs.  If they would like to immediately receive it, they can quit and relaunch Box Drive!

To lean more read our Community documentation.

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We're excited to announce the general availability of the Mark for Offline feature in Box Drive v2.0 coming October 31st!
 
We will be launching the ability to make files available for offline use soon. With this feature 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.
 
Check out this guide on Community for additional information on configuring the Mark for Offline feature.
 
We'll be providing more detailed resources on October 31st so stay tuned!

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In this release of of Box Drive, we have included various bug fixes and stability improvements. Some highlights are listed below:

  • On Windows, folder and file icons were disappearing after rebooting their machine.
  • Box Drive was crashing when an application (such as Outlook) was launched before Box Drive and had a prior Box file handle open.

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In this release of of Box Drive, we have included various bug fixes and stability improvements. Some highlights are listed below:

  • On Windows, folder and file icons were disappearing after rebooting their machine.
  • Box Drive was crashing when an application (such as Outlook) was launched before Box Drive and had a prior Box file handle open.

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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 of of Box Drive, we have included various bug fixes and product enhancements which are listed below:
  • Thumbnails will be displayed for files that are downloaded on Windows.
  • The loss of internet connectivity will be detected much more quickly on Mac and Windows.
  • Stability of Box Drive on MacOS Mojave has improved, though it is still not fully supported.
  • Icons for folders and files were not showing in various cases for Windows users and should now be displayed correctly.
  • Resolved an issue on Windows where an extraBox context menu was being displayed
  • Saving files from Photo Viewer on Windows into the Box Drive Root no longer presents an error message.
  • Sporadic errors when saving .doc files on Mac have been resolved.
  • Ability to Manage Collaborators on Files & Folders from our right click context menu

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In this release of Box Drive, we have included stability enhancements and fixed various bugs outlined below:
  • Resolved a rare crashing bug when a user opens a context menu while another user renames that same file
  • Resolved a Windows issue where icons were not being displayed on files or folders with names longer than 225 characters

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In this release of Box Drive, we have included stability enhancements and fixed various bugs outlined below:
  • Resolved a rare crashing bug when a user opens a context menu while another user renames that same file
  • Resolved a Windows issue where icons were not being displayed on files or folders with names longer than 225 characters

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Box Drive v1.15 consists of a visual enhancement to the UI and various bug fixes and stability improvements on Mac and Windows.  There are no significant end user changes.  Notable items within the release include:
 
  • Visual enhancement – In the Box Drive context menu we’ve added Box icons to the text menu items, making it a bit easier and faster for you to find and select what you want to do.
  • Bug fix/stability improvement -- We've addressed a conflict with Adobe InDesign files and the OS that caused freezes.
  • Bug fix/stability improvement -- We've resolved file load issues involving 32-bit apps on 64-bit machines.
  • Additionally, we resolved a crashing bug on Mac in some user environments.
  • Note: This release contains the changes from Box Drive v.1.14 that was skipped due to a crashing bug that has since been resolved.

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Box Drive v1.15 consists of a visual enhancement to the UI and various bug fixes and stability improvements on Mac and Windows.  There are no significant end user changes.  Notable items within the release include:
 
  • Visual enhancement – In the Box Drive context menu we’ve added Box icons to the text menu items, making it a bit easier and faster for you to find and select what you want to do.
  • Bug fix/stability improvement -- We've addressed a conflict with Adobe InDesign files and the OS that caused freezes.
  • Bug fix/stability improvement -- We've resolved file load issues involving 32-bit apps on 64-bit machines.
  • Additionally, we resolved a crashing bug on Mac in some user environments.
  • Note: This release contains the changes from Box Drive v.1.14 that was skipped due to a crashing bug that has since been resolved.

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