UW-Madison Box - Outlook Connector
This document provides information on using the Outlook Connector Application with your uwmadison.box.com account.
Box for Outlook is an add-on to Microsoft Outlook that helps simplify your workflow with the power and flexibility of Box within Outlook. Use Box for Outlook to:
- Easily send links to files already stored in Box
- Convert email attachments to Box shared links
- Automatically convert large or specific types of files to Box shared links
What does Box for Outlook let me do?
- With Box for Outlook, inserting a Box shared link from Outlook is just as easy as attaching a file. You can share files already stored on Box, upload and share files stored on your computer, or have Outlook automatically convert outgoing attachments to Box shared links – all without leaving Outlook’s new message window.
What are the benefits of using Box for Outlook?
- Share Box files fast from within your email application
- The add-on makes it simple to add a Box link directly within Outlook, saving you valuable time when you’re working in Outlook
- Manage email bandwidth strains
- Reduce email server, storage and file size limitation strains by replacing large attachments with shared links
- Gain control and insight into who has accessed email files
- With email attachments, once you send you lose control over who can share and view your document. Once your email attachments are in Box, you’ll be able to manage access permissions, set password protection and track when/who has accessed the files. If you’ve limited permissions to the file on the Box webapp, anyone without access – even if the email is forwarded – will not be able to see the content.
For detailed installation and configuration instructions please click on the following link:
For additional information, please go to the links below:
- Box.com desktop tools overview page: https://www.box.com/business/features/desktop-apps/
- Box for Outlook demo video: http://youtu.be/qKiuixle4q0
- Box for Outlook app download: http://sync.box.net/toolbar/OUTLOOK/RELEASE/Box%20for%20Outlook.exe
- Box for Outlook app listing: https://cloud.box.com/services/browse/49/box_for_outlook
- Box for Outlook initial launch blog post: http://blog.box.com/2011/08/simplify-attachments-with-box-for-outlook/
- Box for Outlook update blog post: http://blog.box.com/?p=25302