Archive for September 1, 2018

Box Makes Announcements From BoxWorks 2018

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 1, 2018 by itnerd

At BoxWorks 2018 Box unveiled new updates to the Box experience to power secure collaboration in the digital workplace. It also announced updates to Box Skills, and unveiled Box’s new tasks and automation capabilities to drive digital business transformation.

1) Digital Workplace Press Release 

  • New activity stream for files: This new content hub will drive collaboration across modern, best of breed applications, surfacing potential actions, current activity, and relevant context from other apps right in the file preview on Box.
  • Recommended apps:The new file preview will also present a curated list of recommended applications that people might use in conjunction with that file, whether it’s quickly sharing a link with Gmail or Outlook or posting a link to the file in Slack.
  • For more on the all new activity stream and recommended apps visit the Box Blog here.
  • Public Beta of Box Feed: Box Feed intelligently curates and surfaces the content and updates that matter most to individuals.
  • It’s an all new way to view and interact with everything happening on Box, from comments and updates to files and folders currently being worked on, to recommendations on files people should care most about based on the people and teams collaborate with most.
  • And, all the updates and recommendations in Box Feed preserve the permissions and privacy settings already set up in Box, meaning that Feed is both seamless and secure.
  • For more information on Box Feed, check out the Box Blog here.
  • Public beta of Box for G Suite integration: This integration includes the ability to create, edit and collaborate on G Suite files, including Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, without ever leaving Box, all while maintaining Box’s robust admin controls, security and governance and compliance capabilities.
  • For more on the Box for G Suite integration, visit the Box Blog here.


2) Digital Business Press Release

  • Updates to the Box Skills framework:Box announced that the Box Skills Kit — which enables enterprise customers, 3rd-party developers and systems integrators to build custom AI integrations with Box to enhance enterprise content – will be generally available in December 2018.
  • Box highlighted several partners participating in the Box Skills Kit beta program, including IBM, Deloitte, Robots & Pencils, Codelitt, and AIM Consulting, building highly customized AI solutions for driving digital transformation.
  • Support for custom-trained AI Models: The support for custom-trained AI models with Box Skillsmakes it easy for enterprises to apply customized AI models, created using services like IBM Watson Studio, Azure Custom Vision, Google AutoML, or AWS SageMaker, to their content in Box via the Box Skills Kit.
  • Custom training enables businesses to address more specific use cases for AI, like identifying and tagging images of proprietary brands or products or identifying phrases specific to their business in audio transcripts.
  • Streamlining Collaborative Work with Box Tasks and Automations: Box also announced updates to its core task and automation capabilities, enabling users to create lightweight, simple triggers for recurrent actions that augment the collaborative work they do every day.
  • For example, trigger a monthly automation to copy the financial close checklist and send a task for individuals to complete. With Box Tasks and Automations, teams can collaborate more easily, be more agile, and keep tasks like simple content reviews and approvals on track.


For more on the announcements from BoxWorks 2018 around how Box is driving digital business transformation, visit the Box Blog here.