Sunday 4 June 2017

Google Drive Extension for Office

In the tech world, when you come across something that has been around for a while, it is like arriving at a party an hour late. You feel a little bit silly for having missed out on some of the initial fun, but it doesn't really matter if the rest of the party is amazing!

This is how I felt last week when I discovered the Google Drive plugin for Office. I have had many discussion with teachers who love the idea of using GSuite to store and access files from anywhere, but prefer using their trusted Office formats. Using Microsoft's Office365 has been the obvious solution, but for schools who use GSuite as their platform of choice, this becomes more of an issue. 

By installing the Google Drive plugin for Office, users have the option to save files directly into their Google Drive from within Word, Powerpoint or Excel.

This is a game changer for some people who would previously dismiss the idea of using Google to store their files as they are not happy using Docs, Slides or Sheets. I am a massive fan of being able to use software the way you would like to, and not ONLY the way the creators intended! 

Well done el Goog and el Micro-suave!

Hope this helps some of you out there!

'till next time.