Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Announcing Box For Microsoft Office


Microsoft Office users, we have great news for you. Starting today, you can work on files from Box without ever leaving Office. Pretty cool, right?

Box for Office, a new add-on for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010, lets you easily open, edit, save, and share using Box from within Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In the middle of a big project? Just click the main save button to save the in-progress file to Box. You can now effortlessly connect all your Microsoft Office content to the cloud, making it a snap for you to share your documents and collaborate.

A big thanks to everyone who participated in our Beta; we’ve made some great improvements since originally creating the product, so you’ll definitely want to upgrade! The new version boosts stability and performance, adds support for 64 bit Office, includes auto-updates, and supports more sign-in options.

Check it out in action:

Box for Office is free for all Box PC users. Get it now in the Box Apps Marketplace.

  • em

    I hope this comes out for mac soon!!

    • Mark Saldana

      Hey em,

      We don’t have any current plans to bring this to the Mac, unfortunately. We’ll definitely tell you if that changes!

      • Rich Rose

        Folks, give box a break – Office for Mac is an entirely different product than the windows version. I’ve been using the mac since the original came out in 84, so don’t get me wrong – i’d love to see a mac version as well, but Office for Mac won’t be revised for another 2 years and even then we may not see the hooks that are needed to make it on par with Office Windows in terms of plug-ins and extensibility.

        That said, seriously, what is up with the missing Sync utility for mac? I’m looking at box alternatives at this point. The sync setup can’t be that difficult on the mac. If it’s a priority for box you’ll get it shipped.

        • Patrick Smith

          they already have the sync for mac. But I NEED the Mac apps/plugins that we see on the windows side – you’ll lose your business customers, like my firm, that works all on Mac! Don’t make me switch to dropbox, amazon or google docs. I really don’t want to.

  • Mauroavella

    Why are you guys leaving the development of tool for Mac users behind? I have been waiting a LONG TIME for Box Sync for Mac and what????, now instead this comes out !!!

  • Paul Schneider

    I second that? What is up with ignoring Macs. I know the CEO said Box Synch for Mac would be out this month. This looks to be a great app, but when are the plans to bring this to Office for the Mac?

    • Mark Saldana

      Hey Paul,

      Unfortunately, we don’t have any current plans to bring this out for Mac. We’ll of course let you know if that changes.

      • Tom E.

        I’d second this request for Mac users…

      • Jorge del Río


  • Allen Bush

    this is killer and just saved me a ton of time and energy, nice work Griffin & team.

    • Mark Saldana

      Thanks, Allen!

  • Aasheim

    It looks great, BUT – The tool does not support files and dirs with nordic letters, æøåäö and so on… Fix it!!! The tools shows the names in curious way…

  • Alfredolandivar

    How can we install it?

  • MDS

    will this work with microsoft office project .mpp files?

  • John McMillen

    Try Dropbox it’s the same things and a better product IMO

  • John McMillen

    FYI, Dropbox works on MAC

  • Sylvain

    Nice but I have big 2 issues : It does not work well with letters with accented Characters (French in my case, it shows “??” instead of “à” for example) and it does not support multiple accounts (I have two, one personal and one business).

  • Macielavila Jorgeluis

    Hola, es muy útil, porque realiza funciones a las cuales se les puede sacar muchísima ventaja, como es el caso de conectarlo a office. Gracias, hasta parece que adivinas el pensamiento.

  • Khürt L. Williams

    Windows only or can we expect a Office for Mac version soon?

  • William

    Please get a new “Box Account” this is the best thing since “Sliced Bread”.

    When i get back to work the first thing i am going to do is get my manager to sign up to a “Box Account” so we can then start to share are work using this system.

  • Kdewitte

    Can anyone tell me what the fuzz is about? Am i missing something? If you save your office files locally (local drive) and you use BOX synch for MAC to synch the files to the cloud don’t you then have everything you need? i.e., store your office files to the cloud directly etc
    What am I missing?
    Second: what is the value of box for office if it ONLY saves to the cloud? That means you’ll never be able to work offline?

  • Venkata Krishna Rao Garapati

    This application is very good for me. But I did not find on my MS office. Previously it was worked. I don’t know what did happen? I can not find on my Office documents. Could you please tell me how I can get back on my ms office? I deleted the box and again installed but I had the same problem.
    Venkata krishna

  • Brent

    Will box for office work on Access? I see it for Excel and Word I want it for Access

  • Scott Simmerman

    Booo. There are a goodly number of creative types out here who use Macs and who could be customers. Guess this is one more of those requests.

  • Khürt L. Williams

    Darn! Back to Fropbx then.

  • Khürt L. Williams

    Where is sync for Mac?

  • Lavinia