U-M Box Updates

M+Box March updates

4/4/2016

Below is the March installment of the M+Box Monthly Updates:

  • Bringing Box to Windows 10
    The Box for Windows 10 app is available for use on Windows Phones. Learn more about the app and find documentation on the Box blog.
  • New Box University Resource Site
    A redesigned Box University resource site is available to anyone with an M+Box account!
  • 3D Preview in Box - Beta Feature
    Box is running a 3D preview beta feature. If you are interested in checking it out, email the M+Box team at collaborate@umich.edu.
  • EOL for Box Edit Prior to V3.1
    Box Edit versions prior to V3.1 stopped functioning. Install the latest version of Box Edit.

Box Edit versions prior to 3.1

3/24/2016

On March 22, 2016, all Box Edit versions prior to V3.1 stopped functioning. In most circumstances, Box Edit automatically updates itself or prompts you to update when a new version is available. If this feature has been disabled or is not working properly, you may need to install the latest version of Box Edit. (Box released V3.1 back in December, 2015, which included several improvements to Box Edit for Windows and Macs. See the January 7, 2016 update.) If you use a MiWorkspace supported device and have a version of Box Edit prior to 3.1, submit a request to the ITS Service Center to have the latest version installed on your device.

More information on using Box Edit is available in the Box Community.

Tip: Box Notes is an easy-to-use document creation tool built natively in Box. Learn more at Box University.

3D Preview in Box - Beta feature

3/7/2016

Have you ever wanted to store 3D file types in Box? Ever want to preview them... in 3D? Well, Box is running a beta feature to do just that. If you are interested in checking it out, email the M+Box team at collaborate@umich.edu.

We'll send you instructions and a guide to start uploading and previewing 3D files. You'll also find a number of sample models to explore. As part of the beta program, you will be able to ask questions, report bugs, and provide feedback.

New Box University resource site

3/3/2016

A redesigned Box University resource site is now available to anyone with an M+Box account! There's something for everyone—from the beginner to the more seasoned user:

  • Getting Started with Box
  • What's New In Box
  • Quick User Video Library
  • Course Calendar

Create a custom curriculum and see all the training that you have completed on your own transcript. Take an online class, watch a recording, and more! Get started from your M+Box account's All Files view, and click Get Training on the right, under Support. The direct link is training.box.com. Choose Login with Box and then click Use Single Sign On (SSO) to log in with your UMICH credentials.

M+Box January updates: Trash page redesign, Microsoft integration, and more!

2/9/2016

Here's what happened in January:

  • Trash Page: a new columnar layout is separated into two tabs:
    • "Items I Deleted" displays files you deleted (owned by anyone).
    • "Items I Own" displays deleted files that you own (deleted by anyone).

    Set notifications to inform you when a file you own is deleted. Any user with the right permission can delete a file or folder even if they are not an owner.

  • Login Screen: the login screen at box.com is more user-friendly and consistent. To access your UMICH account, click "sign In with SSO".
  • Web Application: These updates streamline the experience while offering tips on effective Box use.
  • Microsoft Integration:
    • Real-time co-authoring (aka simultaneous editing) in Box for Office Online
      Multiple people can edit a file at the same time, like in Google Drive.
    • Accessing and Editing Box content in Office for iOS
      Box can now be selected as a default storage service for Office on iOS.