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What file services are available?

The IT Division provides options for file storage, these services include unlimited storage with Google Drive and Google Shared drives, AODocs and Windows File Services.  We encourage Lab staff to use Google Drive and Google Shared drives since both leverage the applications offered by Google within the Google Application Suite.

    • Google Drive FAQ
    • Can be used as a 'drive in the Cloud' for all of your files
    • Unlimited storage
    • Ability to share files and real time collaboration online
    • Integrates closely with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Documents, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Groups, etc.)
    • Easier searching of files by name or metatags (using the file’s “Description” field)
    • Addition of 3rd-party apps from Chrome Web Store to extend functionality. There are hundreds of add-ons available including HelloSign, Lucidchart, & Smartsheet, etc.
    • Accepts all file types. Most file types can be previewed in the Google Drive web interface.
    • Previewing of MS Office files (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Easy converting of MS Office files to equivalent Google files
    • Runs on browsers, mobile devices, & tablets
    • Large installed base and used industry-wide.
    • Lives within Google Drive

    • Provides shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device

    • Team ownership of files, even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done
    • Unlimited storage
    • Ability to share files and real time collaboration online
    • Integrates closely with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Documents, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Groups, etc.)
    • Runs on browsers, mobile devices, & tablets
    • Large installed base and used industry-wide
    • Most Google Drive features available
    • A web-based file storage service that runs on top of Google Drive
    • Google API 
    • Available on Chrome browser
    • Allows editing of MS Office files
    • Offers a workflow system
    • Offers extensive metadata settings
    • There is no charge for this service
    • Available in our 9-dot Google App launcher
    • Use with Google Drive UI or AODocs UI
    • Team ownership of libraries