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Coming Soon...the New Google Drive

posted Sep 4, 2014, 10:59 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 4, 2015, 4:24 PM by ITS Website ]
As a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) school, Faith leverages the use of Google Apps for many things: Email, Calendar, Sites, and Documents via Google Drive. One of the HUGE benefits of using GAFE is that it's free - yeah! However, one of the downsides, depending on how you view it, is that this means being on a constant learning curve as Google changes things from time to time. Well, change is in the air again and this time it has its eyes set on Google Drive.

That's right. Google has redesigned its Google Drive interface. So, before it is upon you, I thought I would provide you with a quick overview of the new interface. And for those adventurous ones, show you how to enable this new Drive experience today so you can begin to get used to it.

To Experience the New Drive

From your Google Drive window, click the Settings button in the top right corner () and select Experience the new Drive. This will cause your screen to refresh and when it does, you'll be using the new Google Drive interface.
The OLD (current) Google Drive
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The NEW Google Drive
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