SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at BoxWorks 2018, Box (NYSE:BOX), a leader in cloud content management, unveiled updates to the Box experience to power secure collaboration in the digital workplace. The company announced a new, unified activity stream for files stored on Box that will make it easier than ever for people to see how their content is connected to the other SaaS applications they use every day, such as Slack, Salesforce and DocuSign.
“The digital workplace will be built on an ecosystem of best-of-breed applications and platforms. Box is the content hub for the digital workplace -- one place where people can collaborate on the files most relevant to them and easily move between the apps they use to get work done,” said Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer at Box. “Enterprises today need a single source of truth for information across their end-user applications and back-end systems. That’s the power of cloud content management. One platform to manage, secure and collaborate on content.”
During the BoxWorks opening keynote, Box also announced the public beta availability of its new Box for G Suite integration, as well as announced the public beta of Box Feed, which provides personalized real-time updates, activities and recommended content on Box.
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New Activity Stream for Files and Recommended Apps
Box integrates with more than 1400 applications today, giving people easy, secure access to files whenever and wherever they get work done. The new activity stream in Box will surface the latest activity and relevant context from the other apps right in the file preview on Box.
If a contract is added to an account in Salesforce Sales Cloud, for example, or if there’s a conversation happening around a marketing proposal in a Slack channel, or if an invoice is sent to a customer for signature with DocuSign, that activity will now be visible directly on the preview of the file in-line with comments, tasks and other Box updates. And with just one click, a user will also be able to easily jump to that record or thread directly from Box.
In addition to the activity stream, the new file preview also presents a curated list of recommended applications that people might use in conjunction with that file so they can take action directly from Box – whether it’s quickly sharing a link with Gmail, or posting a link to the file in Workplace by Facebook, or sending a file for signature with AdobeSign. These recommended apps will be based on a variety of factors, including the apps a person frequently uses, the most popular apps used within a company, and those most closely associated with that file type. Additionally, the recommended apps displayed in the file preview will consist only of those approved by an organization’s Box Administrator.
For more information on the all new activity stream and recommended apps, visit our Box Blog here.
Create and Collaborate on Content with the World’s Most Popular Productivity Suites
Today, Box announced the public beta for its comprehensive integration with G Suite, first debuted at Google Next in July. The Box for G Suite integration includes:
- The ability to create, edit and collaborate on G Suite files, including Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, without ever leaving Box, all while maintaining Box’s robust admin controls, security and governance and compliance capabilities.
- Additionally, Box announced a new integration with Gmail that will allow Gmail users to attach Box files and download email attachments to Box, without leaving the Gmail interface.
Box will continue to invest in new and deepening integrations with the productivity tools people work with every day.
Box Feed: Delivering the Work that Matters Most
Announced as a public beta today, Box Feed intelligently curates and surfaces the content and updates that matter most to individuals. It’s an all new way to view and interact with everything happening on Box. Feed will surface the latest comments and updates to the files and folders a person is currently working on, and provide recommendations on files an individual cares about most based on their network of people and teams.
Most important, all the updates and recommendations in Box Feed preserve the permissions and privacy settings already set up in Box, meaning that Feed is both intuitive and secure.
With Box Feed, people will now be able to:
- Have their most relevant content at their fingertips: Feed delivers relevant content to people based on their relationships with the people and content in their organization (including a “Recents” digest of their most current work), reducing time wasted searching for files or tracking ongoing work.
- Keep a pulse on their organization: “Trending” content enables people to see what files are getting the most attention in their company.
- Seamlessly collaborate: Feed allows people to comment, share and favorite files right in Box Feed, facilitating faster collaboration and time to action.
- Ensure privacy and security: Files will only show up in a person’s Box Feed if they have permission to view it. And if people want to keep a file from showing up in Box Feed, they can easily mark it as private.
For more information on Box Feed, check out the Box Blog here.
Pricing and Availability
- The new activity stream and recommended apps are scheduled to be available in beta next year
- The Box for G Suite integration is available in public beta today and the Box integration with Gmail is scheduled to be generally available later this year
- Box Feed is available in public beta today and can be turned on for users in the Box Admin Console
Box (NYSE:BOX) is the cloud content management company that empowers enterprises to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. Founded in 2005, Box powers more than 87,000 businesses globally, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G, and The GAP. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit http://www.box.com.