For more detailed instructions with screenshots, see Getting Started with Google Drive.
The Google Drive online interface looks similar to the Google Documents List you're used to, with a few key differences:
Watch the video and read about how Google Drive is the new home for your Google Docs. Additional help is also available on how to navigate your Google Drive online interface.
Not at this time. We hope to provide the ability to allow for departmental purchase of additional storage when Google provides us a way to do so.
Yes. You can share a file or folder with any Apps Group that you have previously set up. From the Share interface, just type the email address associated with your Group. Note: you'll want to leave the box checked to email the group when you share something new with them, so they can easily find the new item shared.
If you share a folder with a group, you can easily add items in the the future to that folder and they will automatically appear for other users. Note: they will need to click on the folder once, before future items will appear.
Don't know how to set up an Apps Group?
Follow the instructions in the Groups Training Videos.
Yes. If you install a Google Drive client for your desktop.
Any file or folder that you choose to put into your Google Drive folder on your desktop, including Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, videos or images, are available from your applications file -> open/save interfaces, similar to how you work with items on your personal file shares.
Yes, by default files you upload to Google Drive, such as Microsoft Word or Excel, will remain in their native Microsoft Office format when you drag them into your Google Drive, either with the Desktop client or from the web.
You can optionally convert files to native Google Docs format if you choose at a later time.
You can covert a file format when you're viewing the file from the Web interface. Go to the File menu, point your mouse to Download as, and select a file format.
Google Apps Learning Center.