If you are a student or an employee of Ohio State, you already have free access to Office Online and BuckeyeBox, with unlimited storage thanks to the university. Put the two together and you have a winning combination.
On June 14, OCIO will be enabling the new Box user interface. We’ve published an article in our Knowledge Base, article KB05374 with resources for navigating the new design. You can preview this new interface by enabling it for your BuckeyeBox account now.
The updated interface is designed to create a simpler, more user-friendly experience. Improvements include:
5 Reasons to Choose It and Use It
Not only do you have a choice in cloud storage and collaboration services, but more choices are also being added to the market on a regular basis. They include options like Dropbox, Google Drive and Box. As cloud storage becomes more advanced, more products will undoubtedly be added to the mix.
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.
Box is making updates to the web application in order to improve the user experience. These changes will begin rolling out on Tuesday, October 27, with expected completion by the end of Monday, November 2. The experience has a new look and feel, is more intuitive and includes performance improvements such as increased speed of use. The changes are mainly design focused, with minor functionality updates.
We released BuckeyeBox campus-wide in the fall of 2013 and usage has steadily increased over the past two years. This year, we’re excited to announce that BuckeyeBox now has unlimited storage.
In addition, we’re excited to announce that the maximum file size has increased from 5 GB to 15 GB. With these updates, you can use BuckeyeBox to collaborate on more projects than ever!
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.
Box will soon release a redesigned “preview” experience for users. You will still be able to preview files on BuckeyeBox without downloading, but the overall look will be a little different and some functionality will change.
The new experience is scheduled to roll out to users over the next couple weeks. Want to get an early preview? Check out these screenshots for an early look; these screen give you a point-by-point overview of the changes. Here’s a brief overview of the changes:
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.