Published September 12, 2019
Want the choice of Microsoft Word or Google Docs? UBbox fits either into your workflow, so you can enjoy the convenience of secure storage and easy file sharing, no matter how you work.
UBbox is secure cloud storage you can access from any device. New tools are being developed all the time to make UBbox easier to use, no matter who you are and how you work.
Get the most out of UBbox by installing add-ons that integrate UBbox into Microsoft Office, Google's G-Suite apps, and on your desktop.
Some may require admin rights to install on your machine, so if you’re using a UB-owned device, your IT support staff can help set them up.
Box for Office adds UBbox features like automatic saving and easy sharing to your Microsoft Office apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Once Box for Office is installed, look for new UBbox features in your app's ribbon.
Once Box for Office is installed, take advantage of these time-saving features:
People love G-Suite apps like Google Docs and Sheets because you can create, open and edit them anywhere, and easily collaborate with others in real-time.
By installing Box for G-Suite, you can take advantage of these features while also benefitting from the added security, commenting and backup features of UBbox.
Box Drive makes it easier to share and sync files to UBbox from your desktop by adding your UBbox folder to your desktop as a removable drive. You can edit and save your files directly in Box Drive, and you can drag-and-drop most files to sync them. It works just like a flash drive.
Box Drive keeps your files in sync with UBbox while connected to the internet. You can mark any folder, and all its contents, to be available offline by right-clicking and selecting "Make Available Offline." The contents of your folder will begin downloading immediately.
If you right-click any of your files, you’ll see a list of UBbox-specific actions you can take. You can email or share a file, manage collaborators, even lock a file to prevent others from editing it, all with a click.
If you need help with anything UBbox related, contact the UBIT Help Center—they can even help you get set up if you haven’t started using it yet. Visit buffalo.edu/ubit/help, or call 716-645-3542.