At Box, our vision is to create a single content platform that is deeply integrated with every other enterprise software tool – so that no matter where work gets done, you can manage it all in one place. Building integrations across Microsoft 365 helps us to fulfill that vision, delivering access to your Box content across all the Microsoft apps you use. Today, we’re excited to announce key updates to our Box for Microsoft Teams integration to enable more streamlined content management and collaboration across organizations.
Box for Microsoft Teams
Rebuilt from the ground up and launched in March 2020, the Box for Microsoft Teams integration embeds the core Box experience directly inside Teams so that you can access content as you communicate and collaborate with teammates. With the Box for Teams integration, you can create, share, and open Box files to edit directly from within Teams.
Today, we’re excited to announce a few key updates that are now generally available in our Box for Teams integration.
- To enable greater admin choice and a more streamlined user experience, Microsoft and Box are providing mutual customers with the ability to default to Box as a storage option in Teams, helping to enforce IT storage policies and prevent user confusion when uploading, sharing, and accessing files.
- Box is now a personal app in Teams, enabling Box for Teams users to have access to all their Box files in Teams, not just the ones they have shared in their channels and chats.
- The Box content card preview now delivers a cleaner interface with a larger thumbnail that enables Box files to be opened directly from preview with one click.
But that’s not all – we have more updates coming to Box for Teams in the coming weeks:
- Admins will be able to automatically install the Box for Teams integration for all users in their organization. This will dramatically simplify deployment by eliminating the need for individual users to set up the integration on their own, aiding adoption of the content management policies IT wants to set for their organization.
- The Box files tab will be added to Teams chats, enabling easy access to Box files across channels and chats.
- The Box for Teams integration will be pre-pinned to the tray below the message compose window in Teams, ensuring that users can easily upload to and share files from Box.
Box for Teams is one of our most used integrations by organizations of all types across the world, and we’re committed to continuing to enhance it to meet the needs of the ever-changing workplace as organizations establish and refine their content strategies.
To get started with Box for Teams, download the integration from Microsoft AppSource or visit the Box Support page for more information on our latest enhancement for Box for Teams. To learn more, watch ourwebinar that includes a customer story and a demo of the existing integration.
Box for Microsoft Office
Today, Box for Microsoft Office enables you to create and collaborate on files across Office online, desktop, and mobile apps, with all changes saved to Box. It's one of our most popular integrations, so we're always working to improve it based on customer feedback.
This year, we will be enhancing our Box for Microsoft Office integration to enable real-time co-authoring on Office desktop and mobile apps. Users will be able to simultaneously edit Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files on desktop and mobile in real-time, with all changes automatically saved to the Box Content Cloud. If you’re interested in learning more about this feature, please reach out to your Box account team.