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The University Plans to Transition Files from Box to Microsoft 365 in 2021-22

Cloud Storage on the Move

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Cloud Storage with Microsoft 365 Integration

Northwestern is transitioning from Box to Microsoft cloud-storage platforms, OneDrive and SharePoint, by August 2022. Moving to OneDrive and SharePoint for cloud storage leverages the University’s strategic partnership with Microsoft to provide many of the same capabilities as Box while also enabling seamless integration with other powerful Microsoft 365 collaboration tools.
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Before Migration

Take steps now to prepare for a smooth transition.
Packing Up
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During Migration

Learn what to expect while your Box files are moved to the Microsoft file-sharing environment.
Moving On
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After Migration

Review what you need to know and steps to take after your files are moved.
Moving In
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Project Timeline

The project will be achieved in a phased approach and run through August 2022.

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Support and Education Resources

Learn about the many features and capabilities of OneDrive and SharePoint.

Review Available Resources
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Known Issues

Discover the known issues, workarounds, and steps to report your experience to Northwestern IT.

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Answers to Your Questions

The frequently asked questions section continues to be updated as the project progresses. Please check back often for updates.

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SharePoint Features for Sensitive Data

Northwestern SharePoint sites have built-in security features intended for the management and sharing of folders containing sensitive data, including SAFER-managed data in Box.

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