Ever since Google Drive was announced and I upgraded my space, I’ve been enjoying enhanced speed and performance. I’ve also been waiting for Google to take Google Drive Licenses live in the Google Apps for Business domain control panel. This afternoon, Google Drive licenses became available for purchase with a big, yellow, box notification in my Google Apps Dashboard!
First, you have to agree to the activation conditions and confirm with Google Apps you want to add Drive licenses to your account and that’s a confusing process where you have to click on buttons to continue — and it looks like you’re adding every single Drive license to your account — but you are not. You are merely confirming to Google that you will pay for licenses IF you decide to assign them to your users.
Google sets up the system to bill you on the first of every month, but you won’t be billed for anything until you actually assign licenses after giving Google your billing information and credit card. It takes about 10 minutes for Google to email you and verify your billing information and to assign you a whole new “Billing ID” number number for this licensure process. I was having horrible flashbacks to Office 365!