Access your Drive files with Google File Stream

With Google Drive File Stream, you can access all all of your Google My Drive and Team Drive files directly from your computer without having to open a browser. You can also select files to make available for offline use for when you don’t have an internet connection.

When you install Drive File Stream on your computer, it creates a drive in Windows Explorer named Google Drive File Stream. All of your My Drive and Team Drive files will appear there. You can transfer files between your computer and Drive or browse and organize your Drive files right in Windows Explorer.

The File Stream app also allows you to open files directly within applications like Microsoft Word. When you click File > Open, just browse to the Google File Stream Drive to locate your file.

If you used the old Google Drive Desktop App, you may have received a notification that it would no longer work after May 12, 2018. Google File Stream is a recommended replacement for the Google Drive Desktop App. Another option …

Field Report: Farmington Regional Office

As part of a new initiative to connect technology more closely will the field work of Extension throughout Minnesota, representatives from our team are visiting Extension offices and events throughout the state. Please join us on our adventure!

Our latest adventure was to Farmington!

Destination: Farmington Regional Office 
Miles Traveled: 40 mi, one way 
Time on road: 1 hour 50minutes, round-trip 
Tech Team Members: Amy and Billie 
Number of cameras brought: 3
Number of cameras brought that actually had dead batteries: 2

Our trip was pretty spur of the moment... Farmington's server went belly-up and Billie needed to make the trip to deliver a replacement, so I tagged along! I was so impressed with Farmington's swanky office space--just wait until you see their HUGE name in HUGE letters on the wall! Also watch to the end to hear another segment in the raging "most fun regional office" debate! Which is apparently my favorite interview question to ask. 

I will need to plan another trip to Farmington soon, because HELLO! it is so close and also because the office was pretty deserted that morning. Maybe because the server was down. That probably had something to do with it. Although Larisa figured out you can plug your computer in to the back of your VOIP phone and get internet which is total GENIUS. 

Field Report: Farmington Regional Office from Extension Quick Bytes on Vimeo.

Join us for our next Extension Quick Bytes Field Report after we visit the Brainerd Regional Office in June!