OneDrive, Outlook, Teams to become PWA


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Jan 8, 2011
It appears that Microsoft’s OneDrive will finally become a full-fledged Progressive Web App in July. As a proper web app, OneDrive can be “installed” on Windows 10 and other devices. By installing OneDrive PWA on your PC, Mac, or Chromebook, you can treat that online storage website more like a native app.

OneDrive PWA will ditch the traditional address bar at the top of the page and there won’t be any tabs, which means everything will look more like a native app. According to the updated roadmap, OneDrive PWA will be supported in all popular browsers like Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Firefox.
“After you install the web version of OneDrive as a Progressive Web App, you can launch it from your desktop, and it will work the same way as it does in your web browser,” Microsoft said.

In theory, OneDrive PWA can also be installed on mobile devices, but Microsoft said that the web app has been optimized for Windows 10 and macOS only, which suggests the experience won’t be nearly as good as the standard OneDrive mobile app.
In addition to OneDrive PWA, Microsoft is also believed to be working on a new web-based Microsoft Teams client and Outlook client for Windows 10 and other platforms.