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Box Storage and Collaboration Service Goes Live

Posted on: December 1st, 2012 by

The Office of Information Technology (IT) is pleased to announce the availability of Box storage and collaboration service to University of Mississippi (UM) facultyBox, staff and students. As a member of Internet2, UM is able to take advantage of the Box storage service and special pricing offered through the Internet2 NET+ partnership program. The Net+ Box offering has been customized for university environments.  For example, it is FERPA compliant, it offers collaboration tools valuable in an educational setting, it supports single sign-on through federated identity, and it is accessible from a variety of mobile devices and platforms.  The UM Box disk quota is set to 10 GB, whereas the default Box disk quota is 5 GB.

Get Started

To access your UM Box account the first time, use a web browser on your computer and visit Once there, select Continue to be redirected to a login page. Finally, connect using your UM WebID and password credentials.

Once you sign in the first time, you can use UM Box from any computer using your UM WebID. You may prefer using Box with your Android phone, iPhone, iPad or Android tablet.

More Information

The IT Helpdesk has put together answers for common Box questions. You can also review the best practices guides and online training videos made available by Box or browse through the list of Box applications. Just remember that while there are no individual charges to use your UM Box account, some of the Box applications require payment.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 662-915-5222 or Thank you and have a great holiday season.