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CLOUD STORAGE OPTIONS


Cloud-storage services make it easy to access, share, and work collaboratively on all your files.

Smith has been providing Google Drive and Box accounts to all Smith users since 2012, but recent changes to Google Drive, including enhanced security, an improved user interface, and basic editing of Microsoft Office documents within Drive, have made Box unnecessary.

We are therefore discontinuing our Box subscription on May 31, 2015 and all Smith Box accounts will be deleted by Box after that date.* All Box users should plan to transfer their files to Google Drive (see below) or an alternate location before the May 31 deadline.

For instructions on moving your files and folders from Box to Google Drive, click here.


* Note also that activation of new Box accounts will be suspended as of March 31, 2015.



Google Drive is available to all Smith users via the 9-square Apps grid on the top right of your Smith Mail window. You can store almost any type of file in Drive and access your files from any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet.

In addition, if you install the Google Drive client on your computer, you can access and edit files stored in your Drive account directly from your desktop, and continue working with your files even when your computer or device is off-line.

Google Apps for Education (GAFE) users are allocated unlimited storage space in their combined Mail and Drive account. For more information about recent and upcoming changes to Drive, click here.

For instructions on getting started with Drive, click here.



 

 


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