Box Migration

Due to changes to the storage limits and pricing structure of Box and to provide consistent access to a scalable, secure cloud storage environment Enterprise Technology & Services (ET&S) will be working with all current Box users to transition to Microsoft 365 cloud storage.

In the spring of 2021, ET&S conducted a feasibility pilot during which individual ET&S staff Box accounts were migrated to Microsoft 365 (M365) services.

Over the summer of 2021, ET&S copied files from most student Box accounts over to Microsoft OneDrive. While these students can no longer upload or update files to Box, they can still access shared links, including those linked to course materials.  Other individual and department volunteers were migrated from Box to M365 throughout Summer and Fall of 2021.  Beginning in January 2022 ET&S will be reaching out to all remaining Box users to understand their needs and set a migration schedule that works for them.  All migrations will be completed by March 2023.

This website contains information and resources to help users understand what to expect before, during, and after their migration and the how to get the support needed to successfully navigate this transition.  These resources have been put together based on the feedback provided from these pilot groups and through the Box Survey conducted in Fall 2021 to understand the cloud storage needs of faculty and researchers.  Details on the survey results can be found here.

 


Getting started

The same capabilities as Box, but fully integrated with a suite of tools for seamless collaboration across the university system. Learn more about M365 services and the migration feasibility study.

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Before

Prepare for a smooth transition.

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During

What to expect during the migration.

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After

Review your files after the move.

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Have questions?

Moving to Microsoft 365 will leverage cloud storage that seamlessly integrates with powerful collaboration tools such as OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, Word and Excel. Maybe you're wondering when to start moving your files? (No need! The migration will be fully automated.) Or what the difference is between OneDrive and SharePoint? (One is for you personal files, while the other is for your team.) Find answers to these questions and more in our FAQ or submit your own question through our feedback form.

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Open Forum

ET&S held three open forums in May to introduce the Box migration exploration project to the USNH user community and solicit feedback. Learn more in this recording of the May 14 session.

 
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