About Google Drive at UD
Google Drive is the successor to Google Docs. It extends the capabilities of Google Docs to include the ability to sync files between your computer and Google's "cloud" (drive.google.com) and continues to provide an easy way to share files and collaborate on editing files.
- Beginning in August 2012, Google began moving all Google Docs users to Google Drive--both at google.com and within Google Apps at UD. Most UD Google Docs users who have switched report few if any problems.
- Beginning in November 2012, Google will stop offering the old "Google Docs" interface to the Web version of Google Drive.
- If you choose not to download the Google Drive desktop software, you can continue to use Google Drive in Google Apps at UD as you had been using Google Docs: you can continue to create and share documents in Google Apps at UD; however, without the desktop software, you will not be able to sync files between your computer and Google Drive within Google Apps at UD.
- If you do choose to download the Google Drive desktop software, Google Drive can provide a free file backup solution.
To learn more about Google Drive:
- Follow the links in the Quick Links menu to learn more about Google Drive in Google Apps at UD.
- For more information about Google Drive's capabilities and features and for detailed help using Google Drive, go to Google.com's Google Drive Support Web site.