on my home computer, I have Microsoft Office 365, but recently, I notice there are also separate icons in the Control Panel Program and Features applet for Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel & Word, with Version number 1.0. I don't know where they come from and I can't uninstall them. They are also present in the metro style Apps & Features Settings. And they cannot be uninstalled from there either.
Control Panel > Programs and Features:
Metro Apps & features settings
In the Start menu, I don't see these 1.0 versions, only the "normal" Office applications.
If I choose uninstall from e.g. Word 1.0 from the Apps & Features Settings panel, it wants to open the chromium-based Edge - but even if I choose 'Yes', nothing happens, and in the chromium-based Edge, I don't see any installed apps!
I don't use the Edge insider's app, but the Microsoft Edge Stable (Chromium-based). I have rolled back my system to a point in time before the installation of the Chromium-based Edge, and have then re-installed the Chromium-based Edge. The four progressive web apps (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel & Word) re-appeared. Now I was able to uninstall them.
One more question (or do I have to create a new discussion item?) - I have the new Edge browser on three devices, and only on my laptop at home do these progressive web apps appear after installation. On my Surface and my office pc, Edge installs without the progressive web apps? What triggers the installation of these four progressive Office web apps?
They shouldn't be automatically installed, it never happened to me. I have been using Edge insider since its launch, never seen any PWA app install automatically. I use personal and work account (Office business + E5), tested it on VMs with AAD configuration and Office 365 licenses, still no PWA was created automatically.
It could be a side effect of that "stable" version, which is obviously not ready because Microsoft will officially release it on January 15 2020, 1.5 months from now, so things still aren't quite ready yet.
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boossy (New Contributor)