The latest news about bConnected services.
October 23, 2018
October 8, 2018
The new Gmail experience was launched earlier this year with an opt-in option. Soon after October 16th, 2018, new Gmail will become the default experience, and anyone who previously opted out will be automatically migrated to the new experience. Users will no longer be able to toggle back and forth between the classic and new versions of Gmail.
October 3, 2018
September 12, 2018
As previously announced, Box has ended support for Box apps and custom apps using an insecure security protocol (TLS 1.0) on June 25, 2018. These applications will stop working on November 12, 2018 at 8:00AM. Any individuals still using unsupported apps will be contacted directly by Box on the week of September 17, 2018.
August 27, 2018
Before you begin the download and installation process for Microsoft Office software, run the Synchronize CalNet Passphrase Tool(link is external). This will ensure that your passphrase is in sync and prevent login failures later in the download process.
August 17, 2018
The new school year is an exciting time for students, faculty, and staff. It's also an exciting time for hackers, identity thieves, and other unscrupulous types who take advantage of people during this busy time of year.
August 13, 2018
Rescheduling in Google Calendar just got easier. Starting August 13, 2018, Google is introducing a new feature that enables more efficient meeting scheduling. Now, each guest invited to a meeting can propose a new time and the organizer can easily review and accept time proposals. This allows for richer communication between attendees, reduces time spent on meeting practicalities, and makes meetings more productive with key stakeholders in attendance.
July 25, 2018
Google will be retiring "legacy" comments made on "binary" files such as Microsoft Office or PDFs that are stored in Google Drive, starting on July 31, 2018. The bConnected team will be contacting 82 individuals who are impacted by this change.
This is related to the New Ways to Comment on Microsoft Files (and more) announcement made on February 7, 2018.
July 11, 2018
Whether you’re on vacation or just offline at the end of your workday, Google Calendar can help protect your time out of the office. Google is introducing a new out of office option and customizable working hours to further improve your digital well-being.
Indicate when you’re going out of office
When creating an event on the web, simply select the “Out of office” Calendar entry type. The Out of office object will have a different look on the Calendar grid, signalling to others that you’re unavailable.
July 3, 2018
To help Google Forms users create more personalized surveys, feedback forms, quizzes, and more, Google is introducing new theme customization options. Specifically, you can now choose colors and fonts to theme your form.
June 22, 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 25, 2018 (postponed from 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.
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
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.
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.
Why use Box Drive?