Google Drive Plugin for Microsoft Office launched four years back is going away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, and the plugin to show deprecation notice to users from March 27, 2019, onwards. Google decided to replace outdated plugin functionality in Drive File stream with a new one, hence it is doing this, all users using Google Drive plugin for Microsoft office are impacted.
Googe Drive Plugin for Microsoft Office to be deprecated this June
If you’re using Drive File Stream or Google Drive client and using Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office for Outlook, know this: Google to bid adieu to the old plugin and to add a new plugin to Drive File Stream for users to manage Google Drive files from Microsoft Outlook.
With this change, Drive File Stream can now save and open drive files through the regular menu instead of using the interface provided by the plugin
If you’re using Drive File Stream, Google is suggesting to update it to before plugin shutdown date to avoid disruptions to your workflows. If you’re using Google Drive client, the notification will suggest installing Google Drive backup and Sync.
Drive File stream version 30.1 and above, come with new outlook plugin to save attachments from outlook to drive, to attach drive files from to outlook messages and takes care recipients always have access to Drive links sent in outlook emails.