Bringing Box to the Microsoft Outlook experience

For nearly a decade, Box and Microsoft have been working hand-in hand to deliver product innovation across productivity, security, and infrastructure to our mutual customers. Our earliest product integrations with the Office 365 suite are still some of our most popular integrations today. We're excited today to announce an all-new Add-in for Microsoft Outlook that brings Box capabilities deep within the email experience.

"The future of work will be defined by best-of-breed applications that work together to make it incredibly simple to streamline business processes, improve employee productivity, and reduced risk," said Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer at Box. “Together, Box and Microsoft not only help people be more productive by giving them access to their files stored in Box right from the Microsoft Outlook interface, but we also ensure that enterprises can centralize, manage, and secure their data in the cloud. We’re excited to bring this fantastic new user experience to Box users around the world to help become a truly digital business." 

Mike Ammerlaan, director, Microsoft Office 365 Ecosystem at Microsoft said, “Microsoft is pleased to see this integration, allowing customers to access Box files while they work in Microsoft Outlook, as we are committed to interoperability with our ISV ecosystem.”

We know that millions of Box users worldwide spend much of their day inside Outlook, whether in the office, at home or on the go. With the new Box Add-in for Outlook, users in Outlook composing emails can easily select files from Box, set the right access permissions and attach secure shared links within emails. This ensures email senders can more seamlessly control how content is shared across the organization and beyond.

Bringing Box to the Microsoft Outlook experience

Email recipients can also leverage the Box Add-in for Outlook to save the content of entire emails and regular attached files directly to Box. By eliminating the need to toggle between Outlook and Box, this integration boosts productivity and makes it easy for users to centralize and secure all of their content in Box. Best of all, the new Box Add-in for Outlook works across multiple platforms - including Windows, Mac, mobile (iOS and Android), and web - to ensure users can work efficiently and securely no matter where they are.

The Box Add-in for Outlook is a powerful way to accelerate email collaboration no matter where you work. With the release of this integration today, we’re excited to continue to partner with Microsoft and together deliver delightful user experiences for digital businesses around the world.

The new Box Add-in for Outlook is available to all Box and Outlook customers today. To learn more about how to get started, visit the Box Community Site.