Published On: Thu, Sep 7th, 2017

Google launches Drive File Stream to reinstate a Google Drive desktop app for G Suite users


Google currently announced a launch of new desktop focus for Google Drive users, called Drive File Stream, that is now accessible to G Suite customers. The app will offer as a deputy for a Google Drive desktop app that will be close down for good subsequent year – a distant adequate date to give craving business copiousness of time to make a switch.

The association had progressing minute a skeleton associated to this transition.

Back in July, Google pronounced it would connect a desktop record sync applications for Google Drive and Google Photos for consumers into a singular new app called “Backup and Sync” forward of a devise to finish support for a comparison Google Photos and Google Drive customer apps for Mac and PC.

Related to this, it pronounced it would launch an craving resolution called Drive File Stream, that would hurl out to all G Suite business during a after date. It also non-stop an Early Adopter Program for Drive File Stream during that time.

A pivotal disproportion between a consumer focus and a craving chronicle is a choice for executive control.

Company I.T. departments starting currently will see a settings for Drive File Stream seem in a Admin Console for their chronicle of G Suite, says Google. This will concede them to configure and discharge a resolution for their domain, including branch sync on, naming how a program is installed, disabling Google Update if a association prefers primer updates, and handling other settings.

While a Drive File Stream settings are appearing today, Google records that they won’t go into outcome until Tuesday, Sep 26th, when a resolution becomes generally available.

However, a launch of a settings signals a central deprecation for a apparatus File Stream replaces: Google Drive for Mac and PC.

The comparison Google Drive desktop program will no longer be supported beginning on Dec 11th, 2017, and it will close down totally on Mar 12th, 2018, Google says.

The association also records that users can select to implement a consumer-facing tool, Backup and Sync, possibly as an choice to or in further to a Drive File Stream craving software.

Backup and Sync doesn’t support Google’s collaborative Team Drives, though it can be used along with Drive File Stream to sync other folders with Drive, like Documents and Desktop. However, it shares several facilities with File Stream, too. (Leave it to Google facilitate things creation dual opposite collection that have overlapping facilities when perplexing to streamline a products.)

To assistance with reckoning out what apparatus does what, a comparison draft and other sum about a differences between a dual can be found here.

The launch news arrived alongside some instability for a Google Drive cloud use today. Both Drive and Google Classroom were pang outages this morning – a latter expected associated to a use of Drive for saving attachments. After a integrate of hours, a issues were resolved.

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