News

October 21, 2016

Box services may be intermittently unavailable at this time, most likely due to a DDoS attack that is impacting major websites. See Ars Technica article for more details: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/10/dos-attack-on-major-dns-provider...

Box's services have now been restored following today's widespread accessibility issues. Box is continuing to actively monitor the situation to ensure full resolution. More info here: https://blog.box.com/blog/box-accessibility-restored

October 18, 2016

Starting today, UC Berkeley Box users can opt into the new Box web experience that offer the following improvements:

April 8, 2016

Watermarking can help deter unauthorized re-sharing of sensitive information in your Box account. When you turn on watermarking for a file, it places a semi-transparent overlay of the current viewer's email address or IP address (depending on whether the viewer is logged in or not), as well as time of access across the document's contents

February 12, 2016

Document scanning provides an easy way to connect physical documents with digital work environments. Simply scan a document with your iPhone's camera and you'll be able to share and collaborate on the file just like you would with any other document in Box.

January 29, 2016

Box has announced that multiple people can now simultaneously edit Microsoft Office documents stored in Box via the new Box for Office Online real-time co-authoring features. This is similar to the simultaneous editing features already available in Google Docs. Some highlights:

January 13, 2016

Box has identified and resolved the source of the issue preventing some users from accessing the Box Web App.

January 8, 2016

In January, Box announced product improvements in the web application. While no functionality is changing, the improvements will streamline the user experience and help you get work done more effectively.

These changes include:

November 17, 2015

New to Box, or want a refresher on how to navigate the platform? Box now has a guided tour feature available to users. Click the "?" sign in the bottom right corner, and the Welcome to Box message will display. Click the "Learn more" button to begin the tour.

Box User Tour Available through Berkeley Box site

November 13, 2015

Box will be discontinuing support for Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) on December 31, 2015. As of January 2016, Microsoft will no longer support updates for IE 8, meaning that Box users on this browser will have a poor experience because certain features will not work as expected. Moreover, Microsoft will stop issuing out security patches for IE 8 making the browser vulnerable.

November 11, 2015

Want to be the first to see new Box products? Sign up (link is external) to receive exclusive invites to participate in quick surveys, interviews, usability tests, and more. Help us shape the future of Box! Your feedback will only be used by the User Research team.

August 26, 2015

bConnected is pleased to announce that we are now offering unlimited storage for Box, our cloud-based collaboration environment for sharing individual, group, or departmental files. Box is ideal for managing large collections of files, and large numbers of collaborators. This important change represents unlimited potential for collaboration and innovation for your documents, photos, and research.