Real-time presence in Microsoft Office with Google Drive File Stream

timlings
Contributor

So, I've just seen a new feature of Google Drive File Stream on Mac that allows 'real-time presence in Microsoft Office'.

[https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/09/real-time-presence-in-microsoft-office.html](link URL)

Does anyone know how to manage this centrally? It seems to require some accessibility settings to be turned on, which requires an administrator permission.

Thanks

Tim

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agerson
New Contributor III

Creating a custom config profile for the domain com.google.drivefs.settings will disable it for all users, which is what we wanted.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
    <key>DisableRealTimePresence</key>
    <true/>
</dict>
</plist>

Mike_Meyers1
Contributor

Do you have a way to enable it for all users? I got a support ticket on this today.

Thanks!

Mike