All posts by lucy.taylor

Refractiv at Google Next 18 – LDN

The OverDRIVE and G Suite Team are heading to London this week for the Next’ 18 event – a two day global showcase of the latest Google developments.

The G Suite team will have their listening ears on to discover more about innovations in the Cloud Platform and our OverDRIVE team will be spreading the word about some of the exciting new plans that are lined up for the product, including a great new drag and drop dashboard.

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Embed Microsoft OneDrive files using OverDRIVE

We are delighted to announce our new Microsoft OneDrive page type. Now you can embed files from your OneDrive account into your OverDRIVE site.

The page type is currently in Beta and will continue to improve. Currently you can embed Microsoft Office page types: Word documents (docx); Excel files (xlsx); and Powerpoints (pptx), plus OneNote and Images (jpeg, gif, png and more).

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Smarter sites with Smartsheet and OverDRIVE

Smartsheet is a software as a service application for collaboration and work management. It can be used to track project progress, assign and monitor team tasks, manage calendars, share information on a project and lots more.

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Use Zapier to expand your OverDRIVE Integrations

The OverDRIVE development team is busy creating integrations with popular cloud services – already launched are a series of integrations with Google, Microsoft and Smartsheet with more on the way. Until then, did you know that using Zapier opens up a world of integration possibilities for you?

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Sign in with Microsoft now available

OverDRIVE users can now sign in using a Microsoft account or simply choose an email and password. This new functionality allows you to really extend the reach of your OverDRIVE site by inviting users without a Google account to view your content. Used in combination with the new Access all Areas discovery mode, you can now make content available securely to hundreds or thousands of external users without the need for Google accounts.

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OverDRIVE 3.3 – non-Google login and Microsoft OneDrive

We are pleased to announce the release of OverDRIVE version 3.3, rolled out on existing and new sites. This release includes the option to enable users to sign into OverDRIVE with a Microsoft account or using an email address and password, plus the beta version of a new page type: Microsoft OneDrive.

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Google Next 18 in San Francisco

We were at the Google Next 18 event in San Francisco recently and as well as getting the heads up on loads of exciting Google developments, we were tying up with the great and good from the G Suite community and also meeting up with some of our OverDRIVE worldwide partners.

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Create web pages using any file in Google Drive

In case you missed it, one of the features we are most excited about in OverDRIVE version 3 is the ability to create pages using any file in Drive. All you need to do is add the file to your menu and – hey presto – it’s a web page!

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OverDRIVE, Access all Areas

We are pleased to announce version 3.2 of OverDRIVE. This release includes a new site setting called Access all Areas, some feature updates and bug fixes. 

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Leeds Tech Company wins Dr Martens as a new customer

Leeds tech company Refractiv recently won a piece of business with iconic footwear brand, Airwair International, better know as Dr Martens, providing the IT team with the BetterCloud management platform for its Cloud applications.

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