Back in June, Microsoft announced their expanded partnership with Box to offer Box cloud content management on Azure to enterprise customers. Last month, Microsoft announced that Box using Azure will be generally available in November. Box using Azure is now currently available with content storage in US data centers. Box also mentioned that their add-on packages can be used with Box using Azure, including: information governance to meet all your organization’s security requirements and compliance standards, customer-managed encryption keys to take ownership over your encryption keys, and workflow automation to streamline business processes.
“Box Skills brings together Box’s cloud content management and Microsoft Azure’s industry leading AI services to deliver intelligent insights for customers,” said Scott Guthrie, EVP of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise division. “We’re excited to see how the general availability of Box using Azure, that starts November 1st, will help benefit customers in their digital transformation journey.”
Box using Azure enables businesses to:
- Simplify secure, cross-company collaborative processes between employees and external stakeholders. With integrations for Office 365 and over 2000 best of breed SaaS apps, Box using Azure can centrally manage content for these applications while allowing users to work with their familiar productivity and line-of-business tools.
- Bring Box cloud content management capabilities to their own applications to quickly build engaging digital experiences with content for their employees, customers and partners.
- Use advanced AI and machine learning techniques, such as Video Indexer from Microsoft Cognitive Services, to extract rich information and allow the system to automatically identify and categorize content, trigger workflows and tasks, to make content more discoverable for users and allow the system to automatically identify and categorize content. [coming soon]
- Leverage Azure’s broad global footprint to meet data sovereignty requirements and ensure compliance with industry regulations or corporate policies. [coming soon]
Over the past few years, Box has been working closely with Microsoft to integrate their products and services. Along with deeper integration with Azure services, Box works well with the whole Microsoft stack, including Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Windows, Active Directory and Intune.
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