Campus renews Box account through mid-2017; storage is now unlimited

If you have a UC Davis Box account, you should like this news--the limit on how much data you can store there has been removed.

Thanks to campus support and some help from web developer Dean Bunn of the College of Engineering, the previous 50GB quota has been removed from all existing UC Davis accounts, said Jeremy M. Phillips, director of information technology for the Division of Social Sciences. All new accounts will automatically receive unlimited storage.

The campus has also renewed its contract with Box for two years, through July 2017. accounts are available at no charge to all UC Davis faculty, students and staff. The IT Knowledge Base has more information, including directions on how to open an account.

Support for Box cuts across campus. The cost of the contract is shared by the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, Development and Alumni Relations, School of Education, College of Engineering, Information and Educational Technology, School of Law, L&S Division of Humanities, Arts & Cultural Studies, L&S Division of Social Sciences, L&S Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Graduate School of Management, Offices of the Chancellor and Provost, University Extension, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Agriculture and Natural Resources.

If you need help with a Box account, contact the IT Express Service Desk at 530-754-HELP (4357). If they can't resolve the question, they will refer it to a "tier 2" of advanced support provided by several campus IT groups, including the College of Engineering, School of Education, College of Agriculture & Environmental Science, and Division of Social Sciences.