The monthly U-M Box Summaries inform the university community of Box releases. We communicate important information throughout the month and summarize them below.
Now available in the U-M Box web app, owners and co-owners of Box folders can generate a shareable 'request file' link for a specified folder, where it can be shared with anyone, including those without a Box account. Once submitters receive the link, they select or drag and drop their files into Box. Note: submitters can send file sizes up to 5GB. Once the files are submitted, they are automatically uploaded to your chosen Box folder with no need to invite them as a collaborator to your folder. You can also set the folder notifications to alert you when content is uploaded.
The Box Task Center allows you to view all your actionable work while the enhanced Notification Center helps you easily keep track of relevant activities in U-M Box. In your U-M Box navigation bar, you'll notice a clipboard icon, which will take you to the Task Center. It allows you to see and complete all your tasks from one view. Additionally, you can get alerted when new tasks are assigned, complete tasks directly from the Task Center window, and see all your assigned and sent tasks from a single view. Finally, Box has made the Notifications UI more organized and actionable. To learn more about using the Task Center, visit Box’s Community site.
The Box app for Android now includes an inbox that captures Tasks & Notifications. The Task Center allows you to view and complete all your actionable work in U-M Box, as well as to see the status of any tasks you’ve assigned to others. For more information about this release, visit Box’s blog post.
Box now includes preview support for 6 RAW file types: NEF, CR2, CRW, RAF, RAW, and DNG. You can now easily preview raw images in U-M Box with no need to download them first to open and view.
You now have the ability to search for text inside of scanned PDFs in U-M Box. Box uses machine learning-based technologies to extract text from PDFs to make it searchable. Previously, you were able to search the contents of PDFs that contained OCR data such as documents that originated from Microsoft Word, but not those that are image-based, such as scanned documents or Box Capture PDFs.
All U-M Box products and features will now work on the new Microsoft Edge (chromium-based) browser.
With Resumable Uploads, you'll now be able to resume your failed uploads from where the upload last left off. If you happen to lose connection while uploading files/folders, you'll now be able to resume the upload from where it last left off, rather than starting over.
After April 30, 2020, Box will end support for Box Drive, Box Sync, Box Tools and Box Notes Desktop on Mac OS X 10.13. Per Box’s OS support policy, they will maintain support for Box on the two latest versions of Mac OS X. Following the EOL date, you will be able to access these applications on OS X 10.13 but will be entirely unsupported by Box, including all security patches.