Monday, June 24, 2019

Google Replacing MS Office Drive Plug-in for MS Office with Drive File Stream in June

Drive File Stream is G Suite's enterprise-focused app for accessing Drive files on demand via Mac or PC.  Google is now updating it with features from the Drive plug-in for MS Office, which is being shut down in June.

Launched in 2017, Drive File Stream allows users to access Shared Drives and other documents stored in the cloud on demand. This Mac or PC app for G Suite customers will now incorporate the Google Plug-in for MS Office that allows Windows users to edit, email and share Office files stored in Drive.
The key advantage of this integration includes the ability to open Drive files through the regular system menu for a more native experience. For example, files can be saved to Drive by using
File>Save and selecting Drive File Stream. This also works to open Drive documents from the File>Open menu.

Drive for Office plug in users will be prompted to uninstall the Windows app and then download Drive File Stream.
If you need support in switching to Drive File Stream, please reach out to ITS:

email: or call: 718-862-7973

Partially reposted from: Google replacing Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office with Drive File Stream in June