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After hearing your feedback about product releases and the need for a holistic experience, the Community Team is excited to finally announce the launch of the Product Central page!

 
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Here's what you need to know about the new changes:
 
  • The product central option will be the first option under the Essentials drop down, similar to where the old Product News option lived. 
  • Our product updates and news will have a new interface with a filtering mechanism, color coding, and clear release statuses.

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  • Underneath the product updates section, you'll see links to product betas, product feedback, and our monthly product newsletters. All product options accessible on this one page!

 

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  • At the bottom of the Product Central page, you'll see all the icons linking to category pages for each respective product/topic, and you can click directly to see the recommended content and resources.

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  • Finally, we made changes to our Product Category pages, now hosting a carousel feature that displays top resources appropriate for users and admins. These resources were formerly displayed in a tile card format statically.
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With all the new resources, UI changes, and news, you can bookmark the Product Central page as your new main access to the Community! Remember to re-subscribe to the Product Central and other labels that you were previously following in the old Product News area. See our previous post that covers these FAQ's here.
 
See anything out of place, catch something missing, or have feedback?
We want to know so please comment on the post to let us know what you think! We are continuing our clean up after the launch, so we appreciate your patience and please enjoy the new experience of the Product Central!

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Hello everyone,
 
We are excited to announce that we have a new Product Central that is coming soon on Community to help streamline announcements and product related content!
 
What is the Product Central?
The Product Central is meant to serve as a one stop shop for product related announcements, articles by product areas, betas, and product feedback. You will be able to navigate to all of these places from one singular page.
 
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So what is new?
First, we are excited to announce that our Product News page will now be branded as our "Product Updates" page. Users will be able to filter through product areas, and their statuses to find the information that they are looking for on one announcement rather than sifting through multiple announcements and pages to find this information.

Next, we will have redesigned product pages to ensure that the most relevant content is available for users to consume. Users should see a unified design across all pages and will see filtered product announcements as well.

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Do I have to use the filters?
No. You can always click on the status buttons to get a wholistic picture of everything under each status, but you can add filters for products that you care about and see where items are in the currently release cycle.

Do I or my users have to take any actions?
If you have previously subscribed to updates on the current Product News section, you will have to subscribe to the new Product Updates page to continue getting updates about what has been posted to the new area. Otherwise, no action is needed.

Will I still be able to access the old Product News page?
Yes! We will not be removing this page, but rather will be posting all new updates to the new Product Updates page.

  • Launches
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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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In Box iOS 4.3.8 we have launched the following updates: 

  • 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
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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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In Box iOS 4.3.8 we have launched the following updates: 

  • 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

 

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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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We're incredibly excited to announce our newest integration, Box for Gmail, available today on the G Suite Marketplace. With Box for Gmail, teams can streamline email collaboration by accessing their Box content from within the Gmail interface.
 
With Box for Gmail, users can:
  • Save emails and attachments to Box: Download the contents of an email, and email attachments, directly to Box without leaving the Gmail interface.
  • Add Box files to emails: Keep your content securely managed in Box by attaching a Box file's shared link to any email without leaving the Gmail interface.
  • Easily manage permissions: Manage the permissions of a shared Box file directly from Gmail to ensure the right people can always access content.
  • Enable robust security: Apply Box’s enterprise-grade security, compliance, and governance capabilities to your email attachments.
  • Easily set up: Install Box for Gmail with just a few clicks and get started right away. 
02 Select Folder Frame@2x.pngSeamlessly attach files from Box or save email attachments to Box with just a few clicks to ensure email content is consistently managed with Box’s security, compliance, and governance capabilities. 
 
Get started today! Find and install Box for Gmail on the G Suite Marketplace.  
 
Note: For businesses, Box admins must first enable Gmail as an approved application in their Box Admin Console enterprise settings and G Suite Admin Console. Please find instructions and more information on the Box for Gmail Community Page.
 
Additional information:

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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 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 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 release includes stability enhancements and bug fixes. 

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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
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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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