Today is a great day for Google Apps for Education users as Google Drive just got a whole lot bigger and better.
Today Google brought Google Apps for Education completely in line with Google Apps for Business by providing these three really practical upgrades completely free for all education users.
- Unlimited storage: No more worrying about how much space you have left or about which user needs more gigabytes. Drive for Education supports individual files up to 5TB in size and will be available in coming weeks.
- Vault: Google Apps Vault, our solution for search and discovery for compliance needs, will be coming free to all Apps for Education users by the end of the year.
- Enhanced Auditing: Reporting and auditing tools and an Audit API easily let you see the activity of a file, are also on the way.
As always Google ensures all teachers and students work created and stored on drive is their own. Is not data mined and filled with advertising.
This has to be be one of the biggest upgrades to Drive we have seen since it's launch and it really opens the doors for schools to move entire servers to the cloud for free now as the 30Gb size limitation has been removed.
You may wish to take a look at our guidelines around migrating your server to the cloud and just disregard the pricing structure for more storage which is now redundant.
These three releases are all scheduled before the end of the year and will be warmly welcomed.