Open in Word/Excel/PowerPoint as Default
It would be great if Teams would have the ability to always launch the desktop app when opening Office documents as opposed to launching the online version.
Rest of teams is awesome.
Thank you for your feedback. We’re happy to announce this is now available to users who opt into Public Preview.
You can learn more about the Microsoft Teams Public Preview program here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreview, and Teams administrators can find documentation to manage which users will see the Public Preview option here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreviewAdmin
Love this option - a must have!
When will it be available on our every day version please?
This function is a must have!
Not working if a file is opened via search.
I'd really love that option! When will it be released for all users?
This function is highly desired!
same issue for some of my users. We are all on the same version, but I am the only one that can default to "App". We are all on preview version and 1.4.00.20364. We are also all added in teams admin center to the preview list policies.
James Kinsman commented
@Alex something definitely not working as intended here, I get the default option in pub preview/dev preview, however in both cases it is not detecting the installed office suite. I'm using 365 latest (Teams Build: 1.4.00.19572 Office Build: CTR 14228.20226)
Open in app works absolutely fine, just can't set it as default
E L commented
How long until it leaves public preview and becomes part of the version I use every day?
Do you have any plan for PDF files?
Agree full version, full power by default and further the preview doesn’t always show styling or up to date confusing users so WYSIWYG full version is what you want to default until online and preview are ready for prime time - it’ll be a while gap won’t
close between online and client software. Be realistic not idealistic with cloud
When do you plan to release the requested solution?
The feature team is actively working on it for 1 year!
It is SOOOOOOO annoying having to wait for a large document to open in teams before you can tell it to open in desktop app. I really hope this comes soon as it is a massive waste of my time and not very efficient at all
Jan Henk this was from the original notice. Maybe Microsoft has not gotten to changing your organization yet...
When this will happen:
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling this out in end July and expect to complete by end of August
Standard: We will begin rolling this out in mid-August and expect to complete by late September
GCC: We will begin rolling this out in early September and expect to complete by early October
GCC High: We will begin rolling this out in early September and expect to complete by early October
DOD: We will begin rolling this out in early September and expect to complete by early October
Jan Henk commented
Thanks Scott, I'm on version 1.4.00.20060 and the option does not show until I switch to the developer preview. Even then, I only have the options for 'Teams' and 'Browser', the option for App is still missing.
Jan Henk mine worked. Go to "..." by picture circle in upper right, then settings, general, scroll to bottom to where it says files and change it there. I am on teams version 1.4.00.19573
Jan Henk commented
Today my version of Teams shows a new 'Change Default' menu item in the Files\Open dropdown menu. I'm excited !! Let's give it a try
BUT.... the Change Default options are : 'Teams' and 'Browser'.....
WHERE IS THE 'Open in app' option ??
Killian Poglajen commented
@Alex, Any news on this? Can we have detailed feedback about the status regarding the implementation of this feature? Working on it since months.
I signed up for UserVoice just to vote on this.
Every time I edit any file in teams, I have to take three steps. (1) Go to file in Teams. Let it load. (2) Click open in desktop app. Let that load. (3) Let it re-load in Teams (e.g., Excel) and then click "Close." If I want to view two shared spreadsheets, I'm basically loading files six times to compare them in Excel.
Please enable this to be one step - open directly in the desktop application.