Thank you for your flexibility and patience during the migration from Box cloud storage service to the Microsoft and Google storage platforms. Please continue to use these two platforms going forward.
Convert your IU Box account to a Box.com account
Some people might need to maintain their Box account for collaborations outside of Indiana University. (For example, if you are collaborating on a research project in a folder owned by another Box school, such as the University of Illinois, or a professional organization to which you belong.) To accommodate this need, all Box users at IU can choose to convert their IU Box account to a personal “lite” account hosted by Box.com. If you do not need to use your IU email to access Box files, you do not need to convert your account.
If you convert your account, all data owned by your IU Box account will be permanently deleted as part of this process, and only data that you collaborate on with other institutions or entities will remain visible to you.
If you need to access Box data using your IU email address, for example if you access data shared with your Box account by a party outside of IU, you should convert your account before June 30. After IU’s contract with Box ends, you will not be able to create a personal Box.com account using an IU email address until six months after IU’s contract ends – through the end of 2021.
Box files will be inaccessible after May 10
You can view and download files from Box until May 10. After May 10, IU Box will be disabled for all users. You will no longer have access to files stored in Box.
For details on the Box migration, visit:
Make sure you have everything before Box retires
Review your migration error report for group, health, and personal accounts to ensure that you have everything you need before May 10.
Want to learn more about the Microsoft or Google storage services?
The experts at UITS IT Training host live webinars and recorded sessions to help you store, share, and collaborate with colleagues.
In addition, join our new Storage Community of Practice where users can share best practices for storing and sharing documents, and for UITS experts and service administrators to give regular presentations about features. To join the mailing list, send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org.