We’re always looking for ways to improve sharing and collaboration in Box. We are excited to announce that now, we have made it easier than ever to invite someone to edit a file! We have officially launched the ability to ‘invite collaborators’ to individual files (previously collaborators could only be invited at the folder level). More detailed information is available here.
We have added 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 now have launched the All New Box web experience to all existing customers. The new experience has now been turned on for all Enterprise and Elite plan customers, including customers in all global regions. To help familiarize you with the new experience, we've put together an introductory video along with an online Box Education course.
To more closely align with shared link permissions and collaboration functionality, we are making a slight change to one of the permission names for shared links. Specifically, the existing ‘People in this folder’ shared link name will be updated to ‘People in this file’ for shared links on files specifically. There is no change to shared link names for folders. More information about shared links can be found here.
To ensure that Box Edit continues to work on OS 10.10 on Macs, we have released Box Tools version 3.3.9(383). This version includes Bug Fixes and Stability Improvements for Mac OSX 10.10 until the EOL date for OS 10.10 in October.
We are excited to announce that we have enabled customers to configure their single-sign-on (SSO) solution directly through the Admin Console! Customers with standard SSO configurations can upload their metadata file to the Admin Console if their identity provider is one of the following: Okta, OneLogin, Azure or ADFS. Find out how, here!
Please note that this initial release will not support certificate updates for existing SSO customers or complex configurations that include email aliases or groups. If you need a certificate updated, please open a ticket with our User Services team. Furthermore, if you would like to set up SSO with other identify providers or other complex configurations, please submit an SSO Questionnaire! For more general information regarding SSO, please check out our Community article!
Note: SSO Authentication is available in Business, Business Plus, and Enterprise accounts.
We have launched a new Box Tools for Windows that includes updates for .Net Framework 4.5.2 & TLS 1.2! If organizations are on .Net framework 4.5.2 or higher, then we recommend use thisbuild, otherwise all other customers should use thisbuild.
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.
In keeping with our commitment towards enabling the most secure way to bring your work together withCloud 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 fromGartner, 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
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.
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!
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.
In this release we have resolved an issue where potential naming conflicts could occur during upload. We also included additional bug fixes and stability improvements for Box Capture. To learn more, check out our help article!
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 Personal (Free) and Personal Pro accounts. Additionally, anonymous users accessing links to files will also be taken to the new web experience soon. To help familiarize you with the new experience, we've put together an introductory video along with an online Box Education course.
We are excited to have added two additional features within Box Notes: the ability to open any Box Note from your Box file tree and the option to move or copy an existing Box Note to any folder in Box. All users should now be able to leverage these actions now!
We're excited announce our new Box Zones Migration Services, a simple way for organizations to move their content from Zone to Zone to you!Organizations who once stored their content in the US, can now seamlessly move their content to any Zone of their choice. This is a Box Consulting engagement part of Box Shuttle. Contact your account executive or customer success manager to learn more.
We added three filter options to the 'Folder & Files' report within the admin console. As an admin, you will be able to filter by user or group in addition to selecting a specific folder. The new filter options will allow admins to pull more granular reports.
At the beginning of March, we announced Box Zones in the UK, on the first IBM-supported Zone.
Now with this option, customers will be able to select the UK as their primary location, with backup in Germany! Box can now help companies in Europe address their data residency concerns, so that they can benefit from the mobility and collaboration of the cloud.
In addition to the US, customers can now choose to store their data in Germany, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Canada, which are already available in partnership with Amazon Web Services.
This release includes bug fixes, stability improvements and backend optimizations for all users. A side-effect of these changes, however, is that Box Edit will no longer work with incognito / private modes in browsers.