October 25, 2012 10:00 ET

Box Powers Business Content Sharing on Windows 8 Platform

Box for Windows 8 Extends Box's Cross Platform Approach

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2012) - Box today announced Box for Windows 8, one of the first business apps available on the new Windows user interface, enabling enterprise productivity and collaboration for the next generation global workforce. The all-new app rounds out the company's cross-platform mobile offerings, which include native applications for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets.

"Box for Windows 8 extends our focus of providing users with the ability to access, manage and share business content from virtually any device, regardless of location," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "The Windows 8 operating system represents a great opportunity for Box to deliver enterprise productivity for Microsoft Corp.'s established user base."

Box for Windows 8
Box for Windows 8 is a new application for Windows 8 that extends Box's approach of delivering business content to users working across a diverse ecosystem of apps, devices and platforms. The new app leverages Box's intuitive functionality and deep integrations into the Windows 8 platform to act as a fully integrated cloud storage and collaboration service.

"Box for Windows 8 makes it incredibly easy for businesses to manage content virtually wherever work may take them," said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing at Microsoft Corp. "Box has built an app full of features that end users and the enterprise will love to use. We're excited to be working with Box."

Box for Windows 8 enables end-users to:

  • Access, view, edit, share and manage files directly on any Windows 8 device
  • Easily share files and folders as links with the Share charm
  • Save files from other apps to a Box account and access Box files from within other apps using the Windows 8 file picker
  • Pin live tiles to the Start screen to see updates on files by colleagues
  • Navigate large directories with pinch-and-stretch
  • View photos with slideshow viewer for folders
  • Invite colleagues to shared folders and leave comments on files
  • Manage files and folders with batch move, copy, and delete operations

Box has more than 14 million users, including 140,000 businesses and 92 percent of the Fortune 500. Mobile usage is driving engagement on Box, with 50 percent of Box customers accessing their content from smartphones and tablets.

Box for Windows 8 is available today as a free download in the Windows Store for all devices running the Windows 8 operating system. For more information about today's announcement please visit the Box Blog. Box is also available for Windows Phone, and can be download from the Windows Phone Store.

About Box
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and PlayBook applications, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors and SAP.