Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gmail integrated with Google Drive cloud storage

Google integrates Gmail, cloud storage service Drive - Computerworld

"Gmail users can now attach files up to 10GB in size by selecting them from the Google Drive cloud storage service.

Gmail announced the new capability on its blog today, stating that feature allows for attachments that are 400 times larger that Gmail users previously could have used.

"Also, because you're sending a file stored in the cloud, all your recipients will have access to the same, most-up-to-date version," wrote Phil Sharp, a Google product manager, in the blog post."

Note that this feature is rolling out over the next few days and is only available with Gmail's new compose experience, so you'll need to opt-in if you haven't already.

The new "experience" is another experiment with GUI, that may confuse users... It is not "web" and it is not "desktop-like"... Essentially, content is "floating" on the page... Those "windows" even have "header" (chrome), that is not abandoned by Windows 8/RT.