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UW-Madison Box - Service Description

This document gives an overview of the UW-Madison Box service.


UW-Madison Box is a cloud-based file storage and collaboration service. In addition to uploading and editing a variety of file types, Box also allows campus users to:

  • Add collaborators to folders via their campus accounts
  • Sync Box with desktop folders for one-step editing
  • Include Box file links in the place of email attachments for more efficient collaboration
  • Link Box accounts to third-party apps and services for easy content management
  • Track account activity via notification subscriptions
  • View account content and activity on mobile devices from any location

UW-Madison Box accounts are now providing users with free unlimited storage.


UW-Madison Box is available to all UW-Madison faculty, staff, researchers, and students.

Support Conditions

Box has an extensive support site where users can access technical documentation, including troubleshooting procedures and how-to's:

For a list of the Box web application supported browsers, see UW-Madison Box - Recommended Browsers and Operating Systems. Box Sync and add-on applications run on both Mac and Windows.


Box is available 24x7.

Users can create an account or access an existing account by logging into with their NetID and password.

See Also: dropbox product overview general information handling   Doc ID:31736
Owner:Dana G.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2013-07-22 13:59 CDTUpdated:2021-05-27 12:48 CDT
Sites:Box, DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Systems & Network Control Center
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