U-M Box Updates

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.

Box-Microsoft integration announcement

1/27/2016

Box announced two major improvements with the way Microsoft Office integrates with Box.

  • Real-time co-authoring (aka simultaneous editing) in Box for Office Online
    You're already able to edit Microsoft Office files in the browser with Office Online in M+Box. Now multiple people can edit the file at the same time, like in Google Drive.

  • Accessing and Editing Box content in Office for iOS
    You're already able to access your files using the Box app in iOS. Now Box can now be selected as a default storage service for Office on iOS.

See 3 New Ways to Seamlessly Collaborate with Box and Microsoft for more information about these integrations and check out the video linked in the blog for a quick peek at the simultaneous editing feature.

Keep in mind that when you use these integrations you are using a personal Microsoft account that is not approved for use with sensitive data. See the Sensitive Data Guide for more information.

Did you replace your CTools Project Site with M+Box or M+Google?

1/19/2016

Have you have replaced your CTools Project Site with one or more of the cloud collaboration tools? If so, we want to hear from you! Let us know how you're using M+Box or M+Google for your project by sending email to maryb@umich.edu.