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 …

A Name Change and Training for G Suite


Google Apps is now called G Suite. Google recently announced a new name and new branding for Google Apps. The Google applications have not changed, just the name. The University uses G Suite for Education.

This weeks blog post is about a new training resource for G Suite. It is a Chrome extension called G Suite Training that gives you in-app training so you don’t need to leave the application to learn how to do something. The extension adds a Training menu to Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Forms, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Groups, Google+.

Install
  1. Sign into Chrome
  2. Open the G Suite Training extension
  3. Click Add to Chrome. A training menu appears at the top of the screen
View Lessons
Click the Training menu in any application to view relevant lessons or search to find a specific lesson.

Browse What’s New
G Suite Training will highlight features that are new to the application.

View training videos
You can view all the training videos at the G Suite Training portal

Let me know what you think about the extension! If you are looking for more Google training resources, check out the G Suite Learning Center or Lynda.

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