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

Cloud Storage on the Move

Cloud Storage with Microsoft 365 Integration

Here's the Plan

Northwestern is preparing to transition from Box to Microsoft cloud-storage platforms, OneDrive and SharePoint, by August 2022. An increase in pricing and Box’s decision to end unlimited storage are the drivers for this change. 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 like Teams. Learn about the move.
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Before Migration

Steps you can take 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 their new Microsoft file-sharing environment.
Moving On
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After Migration

What to know and steps to take after your files are successfully moved.
Moving In

Smooth Move

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What to Expect

Here you will find information for what to expect and the steps to take before, during, and after the move to Microsoft's file-sharing applications OneDrive and SharePoint.

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Answers to Your Questions

As the project progresses, newly added or updated FAQs will be identified. So, please check back often!

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SharePoint Secure Sites

SharePoint Secure Sites offer added protection for your sensitive data.

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Getting the Most from OneDrive and SharePoint

A successful cloud-storage migration involves more than just moving data. It also means helping you make the most of the many features and capabilities OneDrive and SharePoint offer.

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