|[April 24, 2012]
nivio Shows Some Love to the Microsoft Office Files in Your Google Drive; Enables Users to Open and Edit Them Directly From Any HTML5 Browser
PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
nivio today announced the launch of the nivio for Google (News - Alert) Drive app that
integrates seamlessly with the newly released Google Drive(TM),
Google's cloud storage and collaboration service. The app allows users
to open and edit Microsoft (News - Alert) Office files in their Google Drive with full
access to Microsoft Office 2010 applications in any HTML5 browser, on
any connected device.
"This is the best of both worlds - a safe place for your files with
Google Drive storage and your favorite Microsoft Office 2010 apps - all
available anywhere and everywhere," said Sachin Dev Duggal, founder and
chief wizard at nivio. "With just one click, Google Drive users can now
open and edit their Microsoft Office files the way they were meant to be
opened - inside the real application. This is just one way nivio brings
the magic back to computing. It is also the start of a very powerful
relationship with Google."
The nivio for Google Drive app enables users to open and edit Microsoft
Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Project, and Visio files by simply
right-clicking and choosing nivio from the menu. The file will instantly
open within a browser and changes to files can be saved in the user's
"Giving Google Drive users the ability to work with their files in their
native applications from any device using nivio is a huge leap in
productivity for our users," said Scott Johnston, group product manager
at Google. "We're excited to have nivio as a Google Drive launch
As a Google Chromestore app or standalone service, nivio is setting the
standard for anywhere, everywhere hassle-free access to a Windows
desktop in the cloud. The nDesktop delivers the latest Windows
experience and a large variety of apps, on any connected PC, Mac,
Chromebook, Android (News - Alert) device, iPad, iPhone, or other smartphone - all
through an HTML5 browser.
About Google Drive
Google Drive is a cloud storage and collaboration service from Google.
Drive allows people to store their files online and access them from any
device: in desktop folders on Mac or PC computers, in mobile apps on
Android or iOS devices, or from any web browser by visiting drive.google.com.
Google Drive is available with 5GB of storage for free, and additional
storage may be purchased.
Google Drive also allows people to create, edit and share files with one
another. Google Drive applications are third-party applications that
work seamlessly with Drive. By integrating with the user account and
file data stored in Drive, these web applications provide a simple way
for people to open files from Drive, make changes or edits in the
application, and then save the updated file in Drive. Google Drive
applications are available in the Chrome Web Store.
nivio is a global cloud desktop start-up headquartered in Palo Alto (News - Alert),
California, with offices in the UK, India, and Australia. nivio provides
always-on access to desktop applications and data within the familiar
Windows environment from anywhere in the world, on any connected PC,
Mac, Chromebook, Android device, iPad, iPhone (News - Alert), or other smartphone.
nivio's game-changing business model enables subscribers to have their
own always available Windows desktop in the cloud and pay only for the
apps they need, when they need them. nivio's integrated technology
platform with unique IP maximizes capacity, availability and
flexibility, while minimizing latency for both storage and application
access. For more information, visit www.nivio.com.
nivio was founded by two friends who want to educate 100 million
children over the course of 50 years with their foundation - Sachin &
Saurabh. This is what started the journey and what the team at nivio
calls their enabled vision. In 2011, the duo paired up with Alicia Keys
and her organization, Keep a Child Alive (KCA), for the eighth annual
Black Ball NY to raise $3.5 million for children and families affected
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