Dropbox Update: Improved Interface and Storage Limits

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March 30, 2017


There are two new updates related to University Dropbox accounts, shown below. By the way, did you know almost 1,700 faculty and staff use Dropbox for their storage needs? Sign up for your account today!

1. Improved customer interface. Dropbox plans to release their new interface Tuesday, April 4. 

Here are some changes you can look forward to:
Simpler navigation
Easily switch between linked accounts
Checkboxes that will let you take action on files or folders
See your team members 

2. Storage limits. When renewing the University’s Dropbox contract, ITS reviewed actual usage. Since 97% of customers are using less than 99GB, we modified the contract to be more fiscally responsible. The Dropbox storage soft limit is now 500GB, which still allows plenty of room for the vast majority of customers. Google Drive will still provide the “unlimited” option.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk. ext. 7-5500 or visit the newly renovated Walk-Up Service Desk on Atkins Library’s main floor, room 140C.