Students always need more storage space for the plethora of photos, essays, research and music they collect over their student career.

Recently, the Chocolate Factory, an Apps for Education service by Google, has publicised through its blog, that there will be a number of updates to the Apps for Education service.  One of these updates includes unlimited storage for students who hold accounts on their service.

The company has declared that soon students will be able to access the new feature, called Drive for Education, which will offer an unlimited storage option.  There will be an individual file size limit of 5TB for all Apps for Education users who are students.

Google Storage

As well, there is a plan for the company to include teacher and administrators into the equation with addition tools for them. The services auditing API will also be upgraded, Google has stated.  A free version of Google Apps Vault email search as well as the compliance tool, will also be rolled out by the end of the year.

Ben Schrom, product manager of Google Apps for Education stated, We want educators and students who use Google Apps for Education to be able to focus on the learning experiencenot the technology that supports it.

“With Drive for Education, users can put an end to worries about storage limits and more easily maintain a safe, effective and compliant learning environment.”

Although the service is free for teachers and students, institutions will have to register their own account before students and teachers can use the service. 

This follows an update to the Drive for Work service issued by Google in June.  However, that upgrade cost the user $10 per month.

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