How-To

30 Jun 2015 · by Jasmin Pamukcu
We're back with another exploration of how Boxers use Box to get work done. This week, Jasmin Pamukcu explains how she uses Box folders to create a secure customer portal and keep all her customer content organized. Any of this sound familiar? "Not again. Where did I put my notes on last month's...
04 Jun 2015 · by Vanessa Larco
When IT security teams are evaluating how to secure their company data on mobile devices, they typically have two options. They can either secure the whole device, which is often referred to as Mobile Device Management (MDM) or they can secure just the enterprise apps, which is usually called...
03 Jun 2015 · by Jessica Fain
Do you wrack your brain about the best way to control your retention management efforts? In a 2012 survey by Symantec, just 34% of companies with data retention plans described them as being “fully operational.” Your company likely already has a retention strategy- but is it working? If you’re not...
06 May 2015 · by Annie Pearl
As content creation has exploded, so has the complexity of managing this information to meet legal, regulatory and compliance mandates. Traditional records management solutions don't make this easy — they tend to be overly complicated and disconnected from the company’s content management system....
Next up in our series highlighting the ways Boxers use Box to get work done, Executive Assistants Daryn Kelley and Nicole Salzman show how they use Box to 10x not only their own productivity, but that of the executives they support.  Executive Assistants do a lot of juggling. Between managing...
07 Apr 2015 · by Shahzad Ahsan
Starting today, we're kicking off a series that will dive into some simple ways that Box can help change the way you work. And who better to explain Box... than Boxers? First up: Shahzad Ahsan, a member of our Marketing team, shows how Box can help you make the most of 1:1 meetings with your...
30 Mar 2015 · by Maria Marquis
When someone says "training" - what's your reaction?Boredom?Dread?Excited for an opportunity to catch up on email? On the Box Education team, our mission is to create fun, inspiring, and practical learning opportunities for our customers and win the war on boring, ineffective training one class at...
19 Feb 2015 · by Dan OLeary
You can use the Omnibox (search box) in Chrome to search Box directly- saving you time and clicks. Here are the basis steps to set this up for your account. This is what this looks like: My workflow to search in Box is: Open a new tab using the Ctrl+T shortcut, or click the new tab button....
05 Sep 2013 · by Dan OLeary
Our customers use Box to solve a diverse set of problems across many departments. Sales, in particular, is an anytime, anywhere discipline that’s one of the most common use cases for Box clients. In a recent survey, 52% of customers said that their sales teams use Box. With that in mind, I wanted...
17 Apr 2013 · by Jay Patel
Box Edit is a must-have tool for anyone creating and editing files on Box. It lets you easily work with common file formats like Word docs, Photoshop images and AutoCAD files (plus many more!) from within Box, without needing to download a file to your computer, edit it offline, and then re-upload...
20 Feb 2013 · by Jay Patel
As you add more files on Box, we know it can sometimes be a challenge to find exactly what you’re looking for when you’re in a hurry. That’s why we’re constantly working to improve the search experience on Box, incorporating the feedback we get from users like you. Our latest search update, out...
15 Jan 2013 · by Annie Pearl
The Box admin console is designed to give you all the tools you need to securely manage your business’ content and keep an eye on user activities within Box, and many of you are already well-versed in its use. But for those of you who are still striving to become Masters of the Box Admin Universe,...
28 Oct 2012 · by Brian Dirking
When a salesperson works with a potential client, there are lots of documents involved – presentations, collateral, proposals and contracts, just to name a few. Luckily, Box makes it easy for sales team to share content with customers, all while ensuring that collaborators have the right...
18 Oct 2012 · by Dan OLeary
 As a knowledge worker, I’m often overwhelmed with the volume of information required to do my job efficiently. At any given time, my personal stream of information is flowing across hundreds of chats, emails, tweets, documents and meetings. Before Box, getting the right content at the right time...
24 Sep 2012 · by Clarissa Meily
Did you know that 89% of workers at midsize companies are use file-sharing services  their IT organizations know nothing about? Employees are increasingly looking for tools that allow them to collaborate and work together seamlessly, and IT can stay ahead of this trend by adopting an enterprise-...
29 Aug 2012 · by Gonzalo Manucci
We're big on using our own product. While other companies sometimes refer to this as "dogfooding," we prefer the term, "drinking our own champagne." :) Regardless of what you want to call it, our marketing team is really big on using Box, and I honestly can't imagine doing business without it. In...
26 Aug 2012
Mobile has really taken off over the past few years, and most of us can't imagine spending even a day without our smartphone or tablet nearby. I know I certainly can't. And according to some estimates, by the year 2020, most people will access the internet primarily through a mobile device. Whoa....
14 Aug 2012 · by Dan OLeary
I’m not a fan of attachments – there’s really nothing worse than digging through message after message to find things people swear they sent to you. Even worse is when you need to find something on the go. Have you ever tried to find a spreadsheet on your iPhone? Good luck. Luckily, Box and Openera...
10 Jul 2012 · by Dan OLeary
Whether it's furniture or files, no one likes moving. If you have content scattered across other web services, you may think downloading and re-uploading all your stuff is the only way to switch to Box. Thankfully, in addition to all the nifty ways you can upload content to Box, there's an awesome...
02 Jul 2012 · by Rory Paap
At Box, we’ve noticed a tremendous increase over the past year in IT willing to embrace a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy with respect to devices like the iPhone, iPad and Android tablets. So too, it seems, have other tech companies. In late May, Apple released a document titled "iOS Security...