This article discusses an early version of the Box for Microsoft Teams integration. A new version is available that is significantly enhanced and built on the Box platform. Learn more about Box for Teams version 2.
The Box for Microsoft Teams integration allows customers to use Box as their cloud content management solution through the familiar interface of Microsoft Teams. Users can easily share and access content stored in Box from within Microsoft Teams.
Installing Box for Microsoft Teams
This integration is installed entirely through Office 365/Microsoft Teams. Click here for more detailed instructions.
Box will appear as an option under Add Cloud Storage. Click it and log in to your Box account to grant Microsoft Teams access. After logging in, Box will appear under Cloud Storage in the left hand side bar.
Disabling the Integration for your Enterprise
This integration is classified as an unpublished application. Box administrators can disable this integration by toggling on the Disable unpublished apps by default option in App Settings of a custom app (under Apps > Custom Apps Manager).
Microsoft Teams admins can disable the integration through their Office 365 settings. Click here for more info.
Using the Integration
This integration can only be used from Microsoft Teams. You cannot access Microsoft Teams from within the Box application. Click Using Box for teams and Microsoft - Box for Teams for more detailed information.
The Box for Microsoft Teams integration allows users within Teams to:
- Share files from Box to channels in Teams
- Add folders stored in Box to a channel's Files tab
- Upload files to Box
- Open content shared from Box
Some other things to keep in mind when using the integration:
- Once the integration is enabled, Microsoft Teams may access files stored in Box.
- Storage of any information created and maintained through Microsoft Teams, such as commenting (in Teams) on content shared from Box, will not be replicated to or stored in Box.