Microsoft Teams to give users greater control over Microsoft Office


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Apr 24, 2016
Microsoft Team is a collaboration platform and Microsoft Office integration is one of the most important features. At the moment, if you’re working with files in Teams, opening files like document (Docx) and PowerPoint (ppt) is easy. You need to click on the file and it will automatically open in the browser.

Microsoft Teams currently forces its own built-in Office viewer or web version of Office, but this will change soon on Windows and macOS. In the near future, you’ll be able to open the file in a browser, Teams desktop app or standalone Office apps. The upcoming Microsoft Teams update will allow users to set a default option for opening files via Teams.

The option will be offered for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps. If you choose to open the file within Microsoft Teams’ Office viewer, the platform will automatically save changes to the original file, but this may not happen if you open the files in older Office desktop apps.