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June 14, 2018

Update 6/15 8:00am: This work was successfully completed, without an outage.

Maintenance on the Earl Warren Hall Data Center firewalls between midnight and 3 AM on Friday, June 15th may affect your ability to log in via CalNet to services including the bConnected Google and Box services, and the bCourses Projects sites.

If you are already logged into Google or Box or bCourses, your access should not be affected.

See the IST Service Status page for more details.

June 8, 2018

In order to maintain the highest security standards, promote the safety of customers' data, and align with industry-wide best practices, Box will disable the TLS 1.0 encryption protocol across all Box services on June 15, 2018. This generally affects older versions of Box Sync, Box Drive, and Box Edit. The bConnected Box Service team will contact any users who have used tools that use the TLS 1.0 encryption protocol within the past 30 days. 

May 21, 2018

Wondering how to get more from Box? Join Box for an immersive online event to bring you up to speed on the latest features and services that can help you get the most value from your content with Cloud Content Management. Box Virtual Summit is a half-day gathering filled with live demos, break-out sessions, virtual booths and prizes. You'll have the opportunity to pick and choose which sessions you want to attend, with options for both technical and non-technical content.

May 16, 2018

We can guarantee you’ll want to work on the go, but we can’t guarantee you’ll have Wi-Fi. Fortunately, native offline capabilities in the new Gmail make it possible to work without interruption—even when you don’t have an internet connection. Starting now, if you're using the new Gmail in a Chrome browser (v61 or higher) can search, write, delete, and archive up to 90 days of messages, even when you're offline.

May 15, 2018

If you're using the new Gmail, it will now “nudge” you to reply to emails that may have missed and to follow up on emails which haven't been responded to. 

Nudging is on by default with the new Gmail enabled, but you can turn it off from your Gmail settings menu if you choose to. 

May 7, 2018

As previously announced, the old Drive desktop sync client for Mac and PC—a feature officially known as “Google Drive for Mac/PC”—will start to shut down on May 12th, 2018. After May 12th, the sync client may not work for bConnected Google accounts. 

April 26, 2018

Google has released a new version of Gmail that includes highly anticipated features like snoozing, smart reply, and the ability to use Google Calendar, Keep, Tasks, and Add-ons while in Gmail.  

April 9, 2018

Join us for our second annual AIS-palooza! Connect with campus service providers, academic support staff, and other instructors and researchers to get ideas and learn about resources to help you with your work.

Banner for Teaching and Research Resource Fair (2nd annual AIS-palooza)

March 29, 2018

Box Drive desktop is here! Box Drive is a desktop app that makes it incredibly easy to work with all of your files — even billions of files — right from your desktop, without using up much hard drive space. 

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Why use Box Drive?

March 27, 2018

The new Google Sites provides a simple and elegant way to create websites. To help your site stand out, you can now customize your favicon—the icon which appears in a browser tab or bookmark list—to match your site. This can help your viewers more easily recognize your site, and help you reinforce your branding.

March 19, 2018

Box Drive will be available for all users starting March 29, 2018! Box Drive is a desktop app that makes it incredibly easy to work with all of your files — even billions of files — right from your desktop, without using up much hard drive space. 

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Why use Box Drive?

G Suite is built for working collaboratively—teams create and share files all the time. When there can be hundreds or thousands of files, though, it can be tricky to find those files later. So we’re improving how you find files that have been shared with you in Google Drive.

The “Shared with Me” section shows the files that have been shared with you. We’re going to start intelligently organizing this section so you may also see people listed, along with files they’ve shared with you. Simply click on a document to quickly open it.

March 15, 2018

What to Do if You Missed Your 2-Step Requirement Deadline

March 13, 2018

Did you hear about the new features Box added to Box notes? Keep track of modified notes with Inbox, see what's changed in a note itself with Differences, and see who's recently accessed or edited your notes with Presence.

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March 9, 2018

CalNet 2-Step verification is an added layer of protection for your CalNet account. After you enter your CalNet ID and passphrase, you will be prompted for a second step using a verification device, such as a smartphone. All UC Berkeley staff and faculty are required to enroll in 2-Step in one of two cohorts:

February 27, 2018

Passing along an opportunity from Google:

Google is in the process of collecting a broad sample of student research papers in order to help train their tools to better accommodate academic work. Those who qualify will receive a $10 gift code by email from Perks, Google's incentives distributor, as a token of appreciation. 

February 26, 2018

Starting today, you can publish Google Sites to a specific audience. This new feature is great for teams or departments that want to keep their site restricted internally, or to a defined group of people. 

To publish your site to a specific audience, select the “Share with others” icon and change the Published settings to “Specific people can view when published.” Next, add the individuals you want in the “Invite people” box and select “Can view published.”

February 7, 2018

Love Your Data Week @ UC Berkeley is coming up! Join the University Library, Research IT, and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) for an exciting set of events during February 12-16. View the Love Your Data Week 2018 Guide for more info.

January 16, 2018

bConnected users may be unable to access their bCal, bMail, and other services requiring CalNet authentication. Information Services & Technology (IST) staff are investigating the issue and will publish updates on the System Status page.

bConnected users should now be able to access services utilizing CalNet authentication, including bMail, bCal, and others.