Dropbox

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Dropbox

Keep your files safe, synced, and easy to share. Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and never lose a file again.

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Roadmap

The Dropbox Roadmap lists updates that are currently planned for applicable subscribers. Updates are at various stages from being in development to rolling-out to customers to being generally available for applicable customers world-wide.

Launched

Fully released updates that are now generally available for applicable customers

  • 11-01-2016: Pilot Users testing open
  • 11-15-2016: Online Webinar (Slides)
  • 11-21-2016: Access to Faculty and Staff available
  • 12-06-2016: Online Webinar (Slides)
  • 04-04-2017: Dropbox UI Update (https://www.dropbox.com/help/9295)
  • 04-04-2017: Dropbox Smart Sync (https://www.dropbox.com/help/9293)

Rolling Out

Updates that are beginning to roll-out and are not yet available to all applicable customers

  • Group Based Permissions
  • Team Folders

In Development

Updates that are currently in discussion, development, and/or testing

  • Dropbox Paper (Pending HIPAA Implementation by Dropbox)

Known Issues

macOS Sierra Recommendations
  • Update to the latest version of the Dropbox desktop client (version 10.4.26). To ensure Dropbox continues to sync properly, users should download the latest version of the desktop client, which has been updated for macOS Sierra.
  • Keep the Dropbox folder in the default location, not in Desktop or Documents. To prevent any issues, please ensure your users keep their Dropbox folder in the default location. If your users update to the latest version of the desktop client (10.4.26), it will walk them through this process.
  • Manage warning notifications. When users move files from an iCloud-synced folder into Dropbox, they may see warning notifications from iCloud. These are unrelated to Dropbox but can be confusing so users can disable these notifications by following these steps

Resources

Policy

Access is currently not granted to students (undergraduate or graduate), student workers, affiliates, retirees, Emeritus retirees, departed employees, alumni or service accounts.

Faculty and Staff that need to share files and folders with these other GT affiliations can use the Sharing methods within the service to enable collaboration without the collaborator having a GT Dropbox account themselves.  If GT account to GT account collaboration is required, alternatives such as Office 365 OneDrive and SharePoint should be used at this time.