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Box at U-M Retiring Dec 2021: What You Need to Know

Box at U-M Retiring Dec 2021: What You Need to Know

Thank you for all of the changes you have undertaken during this unprecedented time, as so many things continuously shift during this pandemic. Another change is approaching during 2021.
by Stephen McClatchey, Manager of LSA Technology Services

What is Happening?

  • Migration out of Box is being targeted in a phased manner throughout the year.

In order to fully support you with this change, ITS and LSA Technology Services will be partnering to offer access to training resources, future workshops, and one-on-one assistance to guide you through alternative storage options to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Completed Phases of the Project

ITS has moved to phase 2 (shared account migrations) and phase 3 (individual account migrations. For these phases to occur smoothly, individuals should have created a Dropbox account by this point.

What to focus on now?

Phase 2: Migrate your Shared Box Account

  • As of June 1st, owners of Shared Box Accounts have been emailed and invited to schedule their migration via the Self-Service Migration Tool
  • Shared Box owners have 45 days to “schedule” their migration.
  • If your Shared Account(s) are not scheduled for migration by July 15, 2021, ITS will assume these accounts are not in use and deactivate the accounts accordingly. Once the accounts are deactivated, they will be inaccessible.
  • Please review the Self-Service Migration webpage to make sure you are aware of all of the steps and things you need to know before migrating, including access to the Self-Migration Tool.

Phase 3: Migrate your Individual Box Account (Starting June 15th - Nov 30th)

  • Starting June 15th, access to the migration tool begins for Individual Accounts.
  • Note: Not all units will be given access to migrate on the same date, rather ITS will be opening individual migrations in waves.
  • Individual Box account owners will be emailed and invited to schedule their migration via the Self-Service Migration Tool.
  • Individual Box Account owners have 45 days to “schedule” their migration after receiving their invite.
  • If the account owner has not scheduled their migration within 45 days of their window opening, ITS will deactivate their account.
  • Please review the Self-Service Migration webpage to make sure you are aware of all of the steps and things you need to know before migrating, including access to the Self-Migration Tool.

Additional Information

Retirement project information:

Selecting the best storage option:

Dropbox information:

How Can I Request Support?

For questions or concerns, contact the LSA Technology Services Service Desk using the information below:

Email
Release Date: 03/09/2021
Tags: Technology Services