Box, Salesforce establish more links between clouds

For customers of both enterprise cloud services, the bigger introduction of the two is the Salesforce Files Connect for Box.

Salesforce and Box have demonstrated interest in collaborating in the past, and the two cloud companies are working harder this week.

For customers of both enterprise cloud services, the bigger introduction of the two is the Salesforce Files Connect for Box.

Box users are promised they will be able to access, search and share files across any device without leaving the Salesforce platform.

Furthermore, content stored on Box can be tapped and integrated with records and accounts established on Salesforce.

To reinforce these links and encourage long term activity along these lines, developers are being entreated with a new SDK for embedding content management features for Box into Salesforce processes.

The product is strongly reminiscent of Box for Salesforce. In 2013, Salesforce then joined a list of tech giants supporting Box Embed, the cloud storage provider's HTML5-embeddable framework linking Box's suite of collaboration features and cloud-stored content to third-party applications.

Dubbed the Box SDK for Salesforce, the toolkit was designed for developing upon any app built on Salesforce App Cloud.

The Box SDK for Salesforce is now available for free via Github.

Salesforce Files Connect for Box is also available, but only in pilot mode for select customers.

General availability is scheduled for summer 2016 when pricing will also be announced. The service will be accessible via the Salesforce Lightning and Salesforce1 channels for connected apps as well as the Aloha User Experience.