VMware Workspace ONE Boxer for Android Release Notes provide information on the new features and improvements in each release. This page includes a summary of the new features introduced, a list of our resolved issues, and known issues.

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

New Features

To standardize the configuration of our productivity applications, In the near future Boxer will be removing the key AppForceActivateSSO from the Application Configuration settings. The new functionality behaves as if the key AppForceActivateSSO is set to “true”. Please make sure to test that your environment still works with this key set to “true” before we change the default to be “true” and remove the option to set it to “false”. Please test Login flows, passcode, and copy-in restriction. More information on AppForceActivateSSO can be found in the Boxer Admin Guide.

Workspace ONE Boxer 5.23 for Android

  • Shared Accounts
    • We are happy to announce support for Shared Mailboxes and Shared Calendars.
    • Setup is the same as delegation except on the admin side, “Send as” permission should be given instead of “on behalf of”.
    • Please make sure to see the admin guide for all requirements.
    • For more information, see the Boxer Admin Guide topics on Shared Mailboxes and Shared Calendars.
  • Renamed the event removal button from “Delete event” to “Cancel event” for events created by the organizer.
  • Pinch to Expand the Calendar
    • A user improvement we bring to the calendar is the ability to pinch to zoom to expand the calendar on day and week views of the calendar. This helps if you have a lot of short meetings on top of each other.
  • Email Classification for Shared and Delegated mailboxes
    • To help out users if they have questions regarding Boxer, we have included a link to Boxer’s user guide. This can be found in Boxer Settings -> Other -> User guide.
  • Removal of Evernote
    • We have removed the Evernote integration that existed in Boxer.
    • If you have not heard of this, it is because it had been disabled for enterprise enrollments.
  • Swipes Update
    • As part of our continual improvements, we have updated the swipe gestures to show new icons and better feedback when using the swipe gestures.

Workspace ONE Boxer 5.22 for Android

  • Multiple Managed Accounts
    • Multiple Managed Accounts allows you to have more than one managed account in Boxer while still adhering to separate account-specific DLP policies.
    • The most common use case for this is for companies that have subsidiaries with different security policies but an employee needs access to both when the device is managed by one UEM
    • This requires SSO to be enabled and configured as well as using UEM version 2008 or later.
    • For more information, see Multiple Managed Accounts in Workspace ONE Boxer.
  • Delegate Mailboxes
    • Finishing off the Executive Assistant use case, we are bringing the ability for Mailbox Delegation for delegates to send emails on behalf of their delegator.
    • As with Delegate Calendar, EWS is used and needs to be enabled on the Exchange Server.
    • One difference here is that delegation must be set up at the Exchange Control Panel/Exchange Admin Center or Exchange Mail Management Shell, instead of on the desktop Outlook client.
    • For more information, see Mailbox Delegation for Workspace ONE Boxer.
  • End Events Early
    • To reduce the online meeting fatigue that a lot of us are experiencing, we are introducing a new feature to end meetings early.
    • This will change meetings that are less than an hour to end 5 minutes earlier and 1 hour or longer meetings end 10 minutes early.
    • This can also be customized by the end-user at Boxer Settings -> More calendar settings -> Auto end events early/Less than one hour/one hour or longer.
  • ​Clear contacts cache
    • We bring the ability to clear your contact's cache. The cache shows up when composing an email or searching for contacts.
  • ​Email template for Send Feedback. 
  • ​Multiple Managed Accounts support for Escrow Gateway.
  • Disable the new conversation view tutorial.
  • Android 11 Support.
  • Exclude Signatures from OneTap Dialing
    • ​We are updating OneTap dialing with the ability to ignore phone numbers that are found in signatures. To enable this, use the below configuration.
      • KVP: AppExcludeSignatureFromEventParsing (bool).
      • Value: true (default value is false).
  • Pull logs from Boxer from the UEM
    • ​Admin can pull the SDK logs from Boxer from the UEM console.
    • In the console select the device from devices list view -> Apps -> Select Boxer -> Select Request logs.
    • Logs can be found under More -> Attachments -> Documents.
    • Verbose logs are not sent to the console.
    • Boxer logs can be sent to the console if enabling “Enable pull logs” from the debug menu.

Workspace ONE Boxer 5.21 for Android

  • Technology Preview: Multiple Managed Accounts
    • Multiple Managed Accounts allows you to have more than one managed account in Boxer while still adhering to separate account-specific DLP policies.
    • The most common use case for this is for companies that have subsidiaries with different security policies but an employee needs access to both when the device is managed by one UEM.
    • This requires SSO to be enabled and configured as well as using the UEM version 2008 or later.
    • For more information, see Multiple Managed Accounts (MMA) in Workspace ONE Boxer.
  • We are in the final stages of bringing Delegate Mailboxes to Boxer for Android. If you would like to get an early preview, please make sure to join our continuous beta: https://beta-ea.vmware.com/getBeta.
  • Adding Delegate Calendars has now moved from within the main account's settings to the main settings page under Add account.

Minimum Requirements 

  • Android 5.1 or later
  • Workspace ONE UEM 1904 or later

Download Instructions

  • Prior Version is Installed: Direct end users to update the app when prompted. The application seamlessly updates the existing application version without disrupting device enterprise functionality.
  • Prior Version is Not Installed: Direct end users to download it from the Google Play Store.

Resolved Issues

The resolved issues are grouped as follows.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 5.23 for Android
  • BINXA-12659: [Contacts] Get connected flashes before contacts finish loading

  • BINXA-13186: Resource loading issue for string "file selected”

  • BINXA-13646: Boxer closes unexpectedly during initialization when device is in launcher mode

  • BINXA-13672: Watermark text is not updating

  • BINXA-13855: Event is not saving when created via Compose screen

  • BINXA-13889: Truncation issue for string "End event early" on event page

  • BINXA-13898: Unable to change password through the application

  • BINXA-13950: Boxer showing an option to un-enroll the device

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 5.22 for Android
  • BINXA-13025: Boxer doesn't pick the updated CBA cert when the cert has expired.

  • BINXA-13525: Save draft' option on email compose gets disabled after applying AIP policy.

  • BINXA-12934: Show an appropriate error message when Boxer can't download a file because of MaxAttachmentSize.

  • BINXA-13650: Compose opens to the bottom of the screen instead of the top when using send logs.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 5.21 for Android
  • BINXA-13452: Remove Forwarding option for event organizers (Organizers should just edit invitees).

  • BINXA-13451: Boxer crash on scrolling through email list.

  • BINXA-11057: Localization for string "Update corporate policies" on Advanced page.

  • BINXA-13434: Crash when deleting a draft.

  • BINXA-12136: Response to single instance of recurring event not synced.

  • BINXA-12248: Improvements to message loading.

  • BINXA-13622: Crash when pressing back button immediately after opening large file.

  • BINXA-10519: IMAP account not syncing on BQ Aquaris X5.

  • BINXA-13533: Calendar "Show me as" dialog has check boxes instead of radio buttons.

  • BINXA-10585: Subject line sometimes overlaps on icons in Conversation List view.

Known Issues

The known issues are grouped as follows.

Known Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 5.23 for Android

We have not identified any notable known issues in this release. If you are facing any problems, feel free to reach out to our support team.

    Known Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 5.22 for Android

    We have not identified any notable known issues in this release. If you are facing any problems, feel free to reach out to our support team.

      Known Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 5.21 for Android

      We have not identified any notable known issues in this release. If you are facing any problems, feel free to reach out to our support team.

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