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If you use any of these Box for Windows applications:

  • Box for Windows 8
  • Box for Windows 10
  • Box for Windows Phone

please be aware that Box is phasing out support for them in early 2018.

Note: This will not affect the Box web application (box.uncg.edu)

On January 1, 2018, Box for Windows 8, Box for Windows 10 and Box for Windows Phone will be removed from the Microsoft store.

On March 1, 2018 these applications will no longer be able to access Box.

  • Box Sync 4.0 will replace functionality that is currently found in Box for Windows 8 and Box for Windows 10.
  • Box for Windows Phone will be discontinued.  Windows Phone users will be able to access Box through the Box mobile web interface. For users with an Android or iOS devices, Box recommends installing the Box apps for these platforms immediately to start taking advantage of the enhanced mobile experiences.

You can read more at Deprecation: Box for Windows Phone, Box for Windows 8, and Box for Windows 10

If you have questions or need more information, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.

Box recently announced an improved version of Box Notes. With Box Notes, it’s easy to create meeting notes, share status updates and plan projects together — instantly available on all your devices.

New features

  • Inbox: Inbox lets you see which Box Notes have been recently edited by collaborators. They will be indicated with a blue dot and pushed to the top of the list in the left sidebar, making it easy to catch up on all your Notes in one place.
  • Differences: See what’s specifically changed in the Note itself with Differences. Rather than having to go back and forth between versions, you can now see all new updates highlighted in purple.
  • Presence: Whether it was for a quick review or to add content, Box Notes Presence lets you see who’s been active in your Notes.

Addtional information about Box and Box Notes:


If you have questions or need more information, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.

 

Who:  Occupants of the Coleman Building

What: Planned downtime for network services at the Coleman Building

When: Monday, December 18, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Why: Network maintenance

During the maintenance window, there will be intermittent loss of network services — including wired, wireless and VoIP services — in the building.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.

 

Who:  All users of the campus network

What: Planned downtime for network services for the campus

When: Saturday, December 9, 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Why: Network maintenance

During this downtime, major campus services — including iSpartan Email (Gmail), UNCGenie, Banner, Canvas, UNCG websites, computer logins, internet access, and voice services* — will be intermittently unavailable.


If you have questions or need more information, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.


*Note: Emergency phones will not be affected and will continue to work.

Who: All users of campus network, internet and voice services

What: Planned downtime for all campus network, internet and voice services (including IP phones)

When: Saturday, December 16, 12:01 a.m. – noon

Why: Information Technology Services (ITS) will be performing testing meant to ensure that services remain available in the event of an unexpected equipment failure.

Services Affected: During this downtime, major campus services — including, iSpartan (Gmail), UNCGenie, Banner, Canvas, UNCG websites, computer logins, internet access, and voice services* — will be intermittently unavailable.

Thank you for your patience as we perform this necessary testing.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.

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*Note: Emergency phones will not be affected and will continue to work.