Box launches new features for integration with Microsoft 365

Box launches new features for integration with Microsoft 365

Users can now get notifications of Box file updates within Teams

Elly Yates-Roberts |

Cloud management firm Box has extended its integration with Microsoft 365 to make it easier for customers to access and collaborate on Box content across the Microsoft product portfolio.

Users of Box and Microsoft Teams can now get notifications of updates to their Box files while working within Teams. “This integration is especially crucial to enable seamless workplace productivity as teams around the world continue to work remotely,” said Varun Parmar, chief product officer at Box. More features for improved integration with Teams are expected in spring. 

Box has also extended integration with Office Online, including increased support for Excel and PowerPoint file sizes, as well as enhancements to the Box Connector for Microsoft Graph. “This makes it easier for Box users to discover, explore, and access content as they are working in various Microsoft apps, reducing friction for users that need to manage Box content across multiple platforms for a truly integrated experience,” said Parmar. 

Box is also enhancing security with Microsoft Information Protection (MIP). From May, joint customers will be able to secure content across the two platforms by importing MIP classification labels and enforcing classification-based, inline security controls using Box Shield. 

The firms have also enabled a new capability for Intune App Protection Policies that allows opening and saving copies of managed documents to Box storage only. 

“Tens of thousands of customers use Box and Microsoft together, so we have continued to invest heavily in broadening and deepening our integrations with Microsoft 365,” said Parmar. 

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