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: Willmar Regional Office

Billie and I visited the Willmar Regional Office back in March, and here's our report from the field!

Destination: Willmar Regional Office
 Miles Traveled: 200 mi, round-trip
 Time on road: 4 hours, round-trip
 Tech Team Members: Amy and Billie
Vehicle: Toyota Prius from Fleet Services
Number of times GPS led us astray: at least 3

This was my first trip to Willmar, a facility I had heard so much about! And then when we got there, so many friendly and familiar faces. It just felt like home!
 We did a tech training based on some topics they had identified, including looking at some ed inspiration and video use, plus a technology Q/A, and an informal listening session on what the tech team could do better. This was a fun and engaged group, I'm telling you, Willmar knows what's what!
Things you may not know about Willmar Regional Office: they used to be a full-out asylum I KID YOU NOT, they have a killer patio for picnics/grilling/tanning (weather permitting or approx 2 weeks per year), their offices are ah-mazing and large and sunny etc etc , and they have top secret turkey research on the third floor. (I got to go up there but was not allowed to see any actual turkey research).
 Watch the 6-minute video above to catch up on all our antics and adventures as we report from the field!