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UBbox offers unlimited, secure storage to UB students, faculty and staff from any device. Now with Box Drive for Windows or Mac, you can manage all your files from your desktop—without using any hard drive space.
Of all the technology resources UB students, faculty and staff receive, UBbox is one of the most powerful: a free, unlimited and secure cloud storage service with collaboration using Microsoft Office and Google Docs built in. And now changes coming June 21, 2017 to the UBbox web interface are making it even easier to use.
As of September 26, 2017, Box will discontinue support of Internet Explorer 9 and 10. At that time, UBbox customers will see a banner indicating that their browser must be updated.
The end of the semester is an ideal time to back up your work. When you save to UBbox, your files are instantly backed up, encrypted and available anywhere.
Due to the elimination of unsupported third-party code, customers will no longer be able to modify Access Control Lists (ACLs) in UBfs—UB’s legacy file service—from a web browser. This change comes as control over sharing and permissions in UBbox has been augmented.
As of January 10, 2017, UBbox's login page will have a different look. The login page will be specific to UBbox and allow for more flexibility in file sharing for the university.
What could make UBbox’s unlimited, secure cloud storage even better? How about integrating it with Google Docs, so you can share and edit Google docs and sheets in real time?
A new upgrade is bringing even more useful capabilities to UBbox. Starting Tuesday, November 15, 2016, you’ll be able edit MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents directly in UBbox via a Web browser, which means you’ll no longer have to download documents to your device in order to edit them.
Have you logged into UBbox yet? UB now offers unlimited, secure cloud-based storage for students, faculty and staff, so you can store all of your documents and data.

UBIT is pleased to offer free, campus-supported Box accounts with unlimited storage to all current students, faculty, and staff as of March 29, 2016. Box is a file sync and share solution that offers access to files from any device.   


A previous version of Google Drive has been retired since it was not optimized for current browsers. In order to continue using Google Drive, you’ll need to upgrade your browser.   


The tantalizing promises of “cloud-based” services are difficult to ignore. But is this flexibility just as desirable when it comes to data and services involving our work and research at UB?

Little known and rarely seen, UB’s data centers play an ever-expanding role in keeping our campus working.

UBfs, UB’s cloud storage network, is one of the most versatile tools available to students, faculty and staff. But most of us only interact with it when we click on our ‘windows’ folder.