Google is putting its money wherever its mouth is as it releases a Google Drive plug-in for Ms Office, though there’s still some work to do. You’ll see this as the simplest way to assist users avoid Documents, Excel Sheets, and Slides, it also provides feature parity with Drive’s own competitors OneDrive and Dropbox, each of whom enjoy deep integration with the MS Office suite.
At this time, the plug-in only works on Windows OS and users are reporting that it does not operate on the office 2016 pre-release versions which can launch very shortly alongside Windows 10. I’d be surprised if Google does not get it working with the latest Windows version shortly, however it’s tough to mention however long OS X users can have to wait.
It provides each the simplest way for easily accessing files already kept on Google Drive. Of course, it isn’t that difficult to try to do these things with the native clients anyway. You’ll be able do things like add collaborators through office, though, that may be a feature that otherwise might only be accessed via the online apps.
You can transfer the plug-in here and take a look at it out. Your new settings have their own tab within the ribbon and can be presented as an option once saving/opening files too.
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