Box will be discontinuing support for Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) on December 31. 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. We recommend that all Internet Explorer 8 users upgrade to Internet Explorer 10 or 11 or an alternatively supported browser in order to continue using Box after December 31.
Author: Brant Thomas
We would like to inform you about an auto-upgrade that is planned for Box Edit from Version 2 to Version 3 on June 15 that may require action on your end to ensure the application functions properly in your environment. If you have deployed Box Edit to users within your organization, please follow the steps below prior to June 15 to verify that Box Edit Version 3 functions as expected in your environment.
Throughout the coming quarters, Box will remove some functionality to make room for an even better product. Below are the upcoming EOLs for this current quarter. Please review additional information on the Box support site.
Here are the January 2015 updates to BuckeyeBox, including new approved apps, Box Sync 4.X updates, Box Notes updates and more.
Here are November updates to BuckeyeBox, which includes features expected to go live in the coming weeks. For information on recently-released features and product changes, visit https://cloud.box.com/recentfeatures.
Box for Office 365
This week Box launched the updated Box for Office 365. These new integrations support Office 2013 (and Office 2010) desktop applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook) and make it easy for your teams to use Box and Office 365 together. You can open, save, edit and share documents directly from Office 365 (Office 2013 and Office 2010) without compromising the security and mobile access you get from Box.
The University Email Service is migrating its email spam and malware protection service to a new Microsoft service, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP). It is replacing Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE). This is a required migration from Microsoft as FOPE is being retired.
If you're a graduating senior, you may lose your ability to connect with certain systems as early as Sunday, May 5. If you have files on BuckeyeBox that you want to keep, you can turn your account into a personal Box.com account. Step-by-step instructions are available in OCIO's Knowledge Base.
If you have any questions, contact the Service Desk at email@example.com, 614-688-HELP (4357) or for TDD devices, 614-688-8743.
Last year OCIO announced a new SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) relay service as a part of the overall University E-mail Service, which provides improved security and performance. The new service replaced smtp.service.ohio-state.edu in December 2012. Now, as part of the transition to authenticated SMTP, any legacy SMTP servers not mitigated as of May 31, 2013 will be turned off as a security measure. After this date anything pointing to a legacy SMTP server will cease to function, including copier/printer/fax units.