Box Departmental Storage Coming

BoxBeginning February 15, we will be accepting requests for departmental storage using Box. With Box, departments will have unlimited storage on the cloud system to collaborate and share files. These departmental folders will show up in your Box space and will be designated by a blue folder icon. Collaborated folderTo request a departmental folder in Box, please contact the OIT Help Desk at We will need to know your department or school, the preferred name for your folder, and those individuals who will require access. It’s important to note that Box uses “waterfall” permissions; this means that users can be added to subfolders without impacting the top-level permissions, but permissions granted at the top level cannot be revoked from subfolders! Please keep this in mind when requesting a resource, and add only the minimum required users to your top-level folder. You can always add additional users to your subfolders later.

For additional information on managing folders in Box, please see Folder And Subfolder Permissions.

OIT will soon provide guidance on migration of data from Locker.SMU and BStore.SMU to Box. Stay tuned!

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Sander Hickerson

Sander is the assistant director of Windows Infrastructure at SMU. He began working at SMU in 2007 as a Windows administrator. In addition to managing Windows Server operating systems and applications, his team helps support virtualization, voice and messaging infrastructure, and cloud applications including Microsoft 365, Azure, and Box.