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WHAT'S HAPPENING - August 2014

Box allows students, faculty and staff the mobility and space to access their files on multiple devices and collaborate with fellow users, whether they work for the University or not, by securely sharing content. Box Sync 4, a complete rewrite of the Desktop Sync tool with improved functionality and performance, was released on July 14. Some of the new changes include:
  • Syncing of 100,000+ files
  • Faster file sync with less CPU usage
  • Root level file sync with subfolder syncing
  • Improved sync error handling and notifications
University of Illinois Box users who currently have Box Sync version 3.3.51 (or newer) will receive a desktop notification encouraging them to upgrade. Those individuals using versions older than 3.3.51 may not receive an upgrade notice. You can also manually upgrade the app at the following links:
Windows version of Box Sync 4:
Mac version of Box Sync 4:
In addition, the maximum file size limit for individual Box files has been increased from 5GB to 10GB! To log in, go to

See the feature archive for previous monthly updates.