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  1. Ability to run custom in-app messaging banners from the Admin Console

    Admins would like to create custom in-app messaging banners to display to their users when they are logged into Box. In-App Messaging banners could be used to promote training, drive awareness and adoption, inform users of new features or internal policies, etc.

    19 votes

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    not planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Outlook Web App (OWA): Add Box Integration

    Customers with O365 Microsoft licenses need a way to attach from Box in OWA (Outlook Web App). Currently the Outlook web integration only extends to the free version, i.e. Outlook.com (https://www.box.com/blog/new-ways-to-work-box-office/).

    26 votes

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    delivered  ·  0 comments  ·  Partner Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Report on Folder Security settings changes

    Would like changes to Folder Security settings to show in the Event stream and in Usage Logs. Since all Owners and Co-Owners of folders have access to these configurations, this is crucial to tracking changes to the security of sensitive content.

    17 votes

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    not planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Core & Technical Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Monitoring Sync Errors on Managed Users

    Request to know if possible for monitoring of Sync Errors on Managed Users

    0 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Core & Technical Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not planned  ·  Ben Kus responded

    Using groups will allow adding more collaborators to a folder and is our recommended approach for these types of situations.

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    not planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Preview  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Request to Add Overwrite/Version Functionality to File Copy Operations via API

    Currently the only way to add a version to a file is to download it and upload the new version with the If-Match header.

    We are archiving files when a new file version is uploaded to a "main" folder, and to do that we have to download the existing version to our server and then generate a separate request to upload the file.

    Ideally, we would be able to combine the requests into one - a COPY (https://box-content.readme.io/reference#copy-a-file) that can overwrite an existing file in the destination folder if the appropriate etag is supplied during the copy request.

    4 votes

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    not planned  ·  Aaron Verstraete responded

    This is not something we will build due to other roadmap commitments.

    Alternatively, you could always upload latest version to “backup folder,” delete file from “current version” folder, then copy “backup folder” version to “current version” folder.

    This will get you 100% version history in backup folder and avoid the need to download & upload the file a second time.

  8. Unable to see file/folder/metadata details when viewing deleted files

    Scenario: A user deletes a folder and the admin, from content manager, is looking to quickly see which files were in that folder. Conversely, if a file is deleted, it's not easy to see which folder it was in.

    1 vote

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  9. 31 votes

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    gathering feedback  ·  6 comments  ·  Box Notes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 17 votes

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  11. 0 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    delivered  ·  Nick Lee responded

    We track by service (API key). This functionality already exists in both the Usage Logs and enterprise events API. The information is currently in the Details column but we will be making that information more prominent in the new redesign.

  12. Audit behavior of how enterprise settings are applied.

    Most of our settings are applied day forward. We should add an option to apply immediately to all existing users and folders.

    Day forward settings for example are Expiration settings, Domain Whitelist settings.

    0 votes

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    not planned  ·  kwarudkar responded

    Retroactive application of settings is not scalable. We are unlikely to implement this change and the current behavior is by design.

  13. Error message shown for failed uploads could be more descriptive or specific.

    "There was a problem downloading the items. Please try again" is the provided error message for a downloading error.

    We would like this message to be more descriptive and potentially include information around which specific files have and haven't been successful so that users able to continue the download as required.

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Custom Terms of Service - Rich Text Formatting

    We will be sending many external collaboration invitations to users and would like to format their custom terms of service (Bold, Underline, bullets, spacing).

    0 votes

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  15. Major/minor flagging or differentiation in their version history.

    It is important to be able to manage milestone updates to a single document that can be referred back to, both major and minor. Some of this has been compounded by the additional versions created by autosave when using MS Office concurrent editing.

    8 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Search - Add Microsoft Visio Files (.vsd, .vsdx, etc.) to the 'Full Text Search' Index

    Box already has in-file search ('full text search') on other Office file types (Word Docs, PowerPoint files, and Excel spreadsheets), so users expect that Visio files (which are part of the Office suite) would also be indexed by Box. REQUEST: Include contents of Visio files (.vsd, .vsdx, etc.) in Box's search index. Context - here's the externally-documented list of file types supported by Box's in-file ('full text search') feature: https://community.box.com/t5/Managing-Your-Content/Search-Overview-and-FAQs/ta-p/354#search_hdsiw

    11 votes

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    not planned  ·  dgautham responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We have and added this to our backlog. Due to low customer demand for these types, they are currently not prioritized on the roadmap.

  17. Add Missing Color Profiles in Box Preview

    Image capture devices (cameras, document scanners, etc.) and image display devices (computer monitors, cell phone screens, printers, and so forth) all have different natural color and tone characteristics. One camera may be more sensitive to reds, while another camera will react more to blues. Some LCD displays may naturally be brighter or darker than others. Depending on which two device, we are comparing, these differences may be subtle, or very large and obvious.

    Color profiles provide a means by which an output or display device can make accommodations for these differences, meaning that your image can appear more or less…

    20 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Preview  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for giving us feedback on this topic. We have released some changes which will make for a better and richer preview of image files. Please let us know if you have more feedback on this topic.

  18. Ability to see additional info from a shared link (file/folder owner, parent folder/location, etc.)

    Oftentimes, users get access to a link that is shared with them via email, chat, etc.

    If the owner or the file is deleted, moved, or transferred, there isn't an easy way to identify where the file lives and who owns it either from an end user or admin perspective.

    Currently, we have to reach out to Box Support to look up the file ID or shared link to get this information.

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not planned  ·  vlarco responded

    This is an interesting feature! However, it does not have enough demand in order to be prioritized. We will reconsider with additional feedback.

  19. More granular setting options for users set to "Inactive" in the Admin Console

    We would like two sub options for accounts set to "Inactive" status in the Edit User Profile details (in addition to the existing Inactive setting behavior):

    Inactive sub-option 1: Enable a warning for all existing shares and collaborations that the Inactive user owns. If another user is accessing a folder owned by the Inactive user, they should be informed that the content could be deleted with the deletion of the account, and that a copy should be taken quickly.

    Inactive sub-option 2: Enable a warning AND make content read-only for all existing shares and collaborations that the Inactive user owns.…

    1 vote

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    not planned  ·  kwarudkar responded

    This is a good use case, but other user statuses might partially solve some of these needs. Let us know in the comments if it does not.

  20. SSO - Disable Automatic Email Notification when Email Alias is Added via SAML

    Currently, when an email alias is added to a user's account via SAML (upon login), the user receives an email notification alerting them of this addition. Some customers would like this email notification (specifically when an alias is added via SAML) to be disabled. Request: provide the option (on the Notifications tab of Enterprise Settings) to suppress notifications for 'email alias added' when the alias is added via SAML.

    3 votes

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    delivered  ·  0 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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