Google Acquires Qwiklabs, Opens Team Drives Early Adopter Program

Applications for Team Drives EAP only open to G Suite Business and Education customers starts today. Qwiklabs joins Google Cloud.

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Qwiklabs, that offers step-by-step instructions to learn a popular cloud service, test different use cases and train your teams to become cloud experts—today joins Google Cloud.

With Qwiklabs, "we're closing the IP skills gap in the cloud. More than half a million users have collectively spent over 5 million hours learning how to successfully deploy and manage multiple cloud technologies through the Qwiklabs platform," Google said.

Google today begun accepting application for an Early Adopter Program (EAP) for the Team Drives feature in Google Drive, which will kick off shortly.

So take a time to read the Team Drives EAP restrictions below before applying for: first up, "Team Drives EAP is only open to G Suite Business and Education customers." And only "G Suite admins can sign up for Team Drives EAP, also they need to enroll their entire primary domain in EAP."

Addtionally, admins can restrict Team Drives creation to certain organizational units, "but all users in the domain will be able to see and access Team Drives," Google writes. "They will not be able to enroll secondary domains."

At the moment, Team Drives does not support some features, including adding members from outside of one's domain, syncing to a desktop computer, and Vault capabilities.

So what's a Team Drives? "Well it's a shared space where teams can store their files and guarantee that every member has the most up-to-date information, no matter the time or place. Team Drives make onboarding easy, because every person and Google Group added to a Team Drive gets instant access to that team's documents."

Moreover, Team Drives are "designed to store the team's work collectively, so if a document's creator moves off of the team that document doesn't go with them." And, advanced access controls in Team Drvices, "prevent team members from accidentally removing or deleting files that others need."

Interested, you can apply for the Team Drives Early Adopter Program (EAP) here.

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