OneDrive was integrated with Windows starting with Windows 8, and is the preferred cloud storage service Microsoft wants you to use, especially with Office. But, if you prefer Google over Microsoft you're in luck. Google has release a Google Drive plug-in for Office. Giving you access to all your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations saved in the cloud.
Close all open Office programs and follow the video below to install and get started.
Once the Google Drive plug-in is installed you'll notice a new tab under Open. You'll be able to open recent documents and browse through any compatible files. Keep in mind though, you won't be able to open Google Doc files inside Office. It will only let you open Office files stored in your Google Drive account.
Switching between Google Docs and Office is made even easier with this plug-in. Changes to the file are nearly instant, meaning you can quickly open a file, make an update, and have changes synced. You can also save new files directly to Google Drive if you choose.
Plugin is only available for Windows, but is compatible with Office 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016.
By: Art Holden
Art Holden has been involved in presentation and animation graphic content since 1990. He had the pleasure of creating one of the very first animation websites on the internet, Animation Factory. For 13 years he managed and created media for Animation Factory. He is now a part-owner and an employee working full time at PresenterMedia. His hobbies outside of work revolve around being involved in the bicycling community in Sioux Falls, SD. He never misses an opportunity to get on his bike and enjoy a ride.