MSU is preparing to transition from Box to Microsoft cloud-storage platforms, OneDrive and SharePoint, by March 2022.

 The university is transitioning from Box for cost saving purposes. Box is eliminating unlimited storage for higher education customers. If MSU were to stay on Box, the cost of maintaining file and collaboration services would be unsustainable.

  Moving to OneDrive and SharePoint for cloud storage leverages the University’s strategic partnership with Microsoft to provide many of the same capabilities as Box while also enabling seamless integration with other powerful Microsoft 365 collaboration tools like Teams.


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How to sign in to

Click on this card to watch a video about signing in to to access OneDrive, SharePoint and other Microsoft applications for Montana State University

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Learn how to use OneDrive

Click on this card to visit the UIT SharePoint site and learn how to use OneDrive. 



Box Transition Timeline



How to Prepare, What to Expect


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Before Migration

Steps the MSU community can take to prepare their files for a smooth transition.

During Migration

Learn what to expect while your files are moved to their new Microsoft file-sharing environment.

After Migration

What to know and steps to take after your files are successfully moved.



More Resources

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To make the most of this cloud-storage migration, use these resources to get familiar with OneDrive. 

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Frequently Asked Questions**Updated 2/1/22

As the project progresses, newly added or updated FAQs will be identified.

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While MSU's content will be automatically transitioned to OneDrive, you also have the opportunity to store your files with Microsoft SharePoint.

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Read, watch and learn how to use Microsoft 365 to collaborate. You will find links to useful Microsoft help articles and LinkedIn Learning courses.

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Does your department have special processes associated with Box? Do you want to know more about how to share with your entire team to make collaboration and sharing more effective?
Use this Microsoft Form to submit a request for a Box Transition team member to contact you for more information


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