Cloud Based Workflow - Best Practices in General Discussion Posted April 21, 2020 I've read through most of the posts on Cloud implementation on this board, but still don't have a comprehensive idea of what works and what doesn't. It would be great if VW could make some recommendations or at least rate the different platforms available based upon compatibility, ease of use, etc. I've been impressed with the speed and ease of using the VW Service Select libraries and now that we're working remotely, setting up a Cloud solution makes sense. My Goals: 1) Implement a cloud based Workgroup Folder for all of our templates, standards and libraries 2) Upload our project files to a web storage location so that it can be accessed from anywhere. 3) Project Sharing is not yet a need, but I am mindful that it one day could be, so ... a solution that can eventually work with that functionality. I am in the process of trying to achieve the above with: iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive. I keep running into problems, so I am continually moving between them trying to find one that works for all of our needs. From what I have read among other users is that Dropbox or OneDrive is better for project sharing. (We don't have a microsoft account, so that one isn't presently on our list). iCloud works well for the workgroup folder - by keeping a copy of the data locally and then syncing it to the cloud. It's fast and effective, but I have more fiddling to do - namely to get my staff to use a Company apple ID rather than a personal one. That is a logistical challenge, but feasible. iCloud is not a good solution for the project file storage, without some hacking. By default it stores copies of the online data in your USER folder - which in our case is a small SSD drive and doesn't have ample capacity. It looks like an external disk can be specified as the storage location, but who knows what havoc might break loose if that disk isn't properly mounted or recognized by the CPU. Dropbox has good integration with the system and behaves as a secondary (offsite) drive. However, It appears unwilling to copy empty folders - which doesn't bode well for VW's required file structure. Is this a problem? Google Drive functions more like a backup location than a fully integrated drive. I haven't been able to figure out how to include a file path to the drive from VW to be able to use it for a workgroup folder. Is there a way to do this? For those of you who have figured out a good working solution, a quick post of what service(s) you use and any tricks that you needed to get it working would be appreciated.