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  1. Provide more clear password guidelines when creating a new account

    For example, add a real-time check that tells the user what is missing in the current password while typing it.

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

    Thank you! This is not something we are planning to revise. We will reconsider with additional feedback.

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    0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not planned  ·  tosin responded

    Not currently planned for our existing roadmap. We’ll reconsider when there’s more demand.

  3. 'Compare Versions' View in Preview

    The ability for a user to view 2 versions of a file side-by-side in Box Preview to compare the differences.

    56 votes

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    not planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Preview  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Native Picture Storage - No More 'Box Notes Images' Folder

    Adding a photo to a Box note currently creates a 'Box Notes Images' folder in the parent folder where the Box Note is located. This seems somewhat odd and unintuitive, especially with the shared link permission quirks with the photos.

    To resolve this, Box Notes should natively 'store' the pictures within the Box Note itself and not as part of a separate 'Box Notes Images' folder.

    40 votes

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    not planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Box Notes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add Sort by 'Status' Option to Managed Users Page

    Add the ability to sort by user status (active, inactive, cannot edit & delete, cannot upload edit & delete) to the Managed User page in the Admin Console.

    9 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not planned  ·  katiele responded

    We are re-designing the managed users page and will focus on adding advanced filtering of managed users by status as a follow up. Right now, releasing the re-design will be our first priority, so filtering by status is not on the near-term
    (6 month) roadmap. We will revisit this after we release the new page.

  6. Personal Folder Auto-Creation

    Similar to the Okta feature (https://support.okta.com/help/articles/Knowledge_Article/36802318-Configuring-Box-to-Create-a-Personal-Shared-Folder), this request is for a native option in Box to automatically provision a 'personal folder' for each user upon provisioning (whether provisioned manually, via Bulk Add, or via auto-provisioning).

    Key Requests for this feature:
    --Ability to customize the name of the folder that's created (such as choosing the user's name + 'Personal Folder' or other custom strings of text)
    --The user's personal folder will be created in their own account and they'll be the owner of it, with no other users in it (even if restrict content creation is turned on)

    10 votes

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    not planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Auto-Created 'All Users' Group

    Add the option to the Groups tab to have a 'smart' group that auto-adds all Managed Users - this is a commonly used practice to provide all users with a 'getting started' folder, but currently must be either managed manually or sent to Box via SAML (meaning the customer must keep the group updated in AD).

    32 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Reporting based on file types

    Currently, there is no file type-based reporting in Box that can be done in a simple manner (aside from digging through the unwieldy Folders & Files report or trolling the usage logs).

    This functionality would answer the following questions that an admin might have:

    -- "Show me how many .xls and .xlsx files are currently stored in our Box environment"
    -- "Show me a timeline for the total number of .xls and .xlsx files in Box over the past 6 months"
    -- "Show me how many .xls and .xlsx files User X has uploaded in the past 6 months"
    --…

    2 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not planned  ·  Nick Lee responded

    This is not planned for our current roadmap. We will let you know if anything changes.

  9. Embed Widget: Add 'Play' Button UI for Embedded Videos (a la YouTube)

    Currently when videos are embedded using the native single file Box Embed widget, the UI that's presented before a user clicks on the widget itself is missing a large 'play' button (like you'd find on YouTube, for example) to indicate that the image is more than just that - an image.

    Unless you hover over the embed widget itself, the user has no visual indication that the image is actually a video that they need to click on to play.

    REQUEST: Make the Box Embed UI for videos more similar to YouTube or Vimeo.

    0 votes

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! This is an awesome idea, but due to competing priorities, this is feature request not currently on our immediate roadmap.

  10. Custom Terms of Service: Time-based (annual re-acceptance) and acceptance grace period

    ANNUAL RE-ACCEPTANCE: Add ability to set custom time-based re-acceptance criteria. Example: Require Managed Users to accept terms of service upon initial login and annually thereafter.

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    not planned  ·  apearl responded

    This is currently not on the roadmap as we have not heard this request from many other customers.

    We will consider it in the future if there is increased customer demand.

  11. Assign task to groups

    We would like to be able to assign task to specific groups. I.e. asking a whole team to acknowledge that they have seen a specific document.

    11 votes

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    on roadmap  ·  4 comments  ·  Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Collaborations Report: Add User Filter (same as Usage Logs)

    Add ability to filter (like on Usage Logs) before running the report to avoid having to pull the report for all users (which takes quite a while as we know), then filter down in Excel.

    Two Key Filter-able Options:
    --Filter by Managed User
    --Filter by Folder by choosing user -> choose folder OR by searching for folder name

    The Collaborations report is basically unusable as a large company due to the size of the report that's generated -- it's not scalable for us to have to pull the report for all users and filter down in Excel.

    11 votes

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    on roadmap  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Box for EMM support on Android with Citrix

    We have 4500 users on Android that require EMM to access Box Mobile via EMM app.

    0 votes

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    not planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Ability to 'Hide' Folders I've Been Added To

    As a user, I've likely been added to numerous folders that I do not need to access daily or even often, but still need to remain a collaborator in. A 'hide folder' option may help with this, where a user would be able to hide a folder form their All Files view, but the user would not actually be removed as a collaborator from the folder. They would then be able to access all 'hidden' folders via a menu option on the left rail (or elsewhere).

    14 votes

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

    Folder sprawl is an interesting challenge many of us face! To combat this, we’re recommending that users use the upcoming ‘Collections’ feature to group together content that’s frequently used vs. hiding content that’s infrequently used.

  15. Enhanced Error Page when Standard App is DISABLED & Box for EMM is ENABLED

    In companies that have the standard Box App disabled due to using Box for EMM, the current error page when users attempt to log into the regular Box app (that they download from their phone's app store) isn't intuitive at all - it simply tells them that this app is disabled and to contact their admin.

    In EIDs where Box for EMM is used, this error page should instead let users know that their company uses Box for EMM and to go to their company's app store to download Box for EMM.

    1 vote

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    not planned  ·  tosin responded

    The error message is generic because it includes several states where you can get into this incorrect flow. A change would take a significant amount of effort that currently is lower priority than other items on our roadmap.

  16. Automatic warning when generating "people with link" shared link

    Generating a shared link with "people with link" settings is very easy for end users, to the point where they might not realize the degree to which they open that content up to hard-to-mitigate, external distribution. An automatic warning, when an end user selects" people with link," is required per company security policy.

    0 votes

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    not planned  ·  vlarco responded

    We understand the concern and believe the proper way to implement this is to either allow the admins to default shared links to “people in my company” and/or when a user selects “people with link” and admin can select a setting to pop up a warning message. We wouldn’t want to implement this by default to all customers since this is adding friction to sharing which will have a negative effect on that action.

  17. Permanent Folder Tree View in Webapp (Similar to Windows Explorer/Finder)

    Currently we have a 'jump to folder' option that provides a modal for navigating by using a folder tree view. Many customers would like this same tree view of their content as a permanent sidebar in the webapp for faster/easier 1) navigation and 2) context for where they're at in any given folder tree.

    27 votes

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    not planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 16 votes

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  19. Ability to change default collaborator level globally

    Customer is requesting the ability to change the default collaborator level upon adding a new collaborator. The default level is now Editor, but the customer wants to set the default to Viewer Uploader or something else to protect against provisioning too much access to users.

    Additionally, the customer wants to collaborate with many customers (external users) and would like to provision appropriate access to those users (preferably not Editor).

    16 votes

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    not planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 20 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Partner Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Microsoft API’s dont allow co-authoring and MSFT doesn’t plan to support it for Box. Please provide feedback to MSFT reps to enable co-authoring for partners such as Box

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