Aug 17 2022 04:45 AM
Aug 17 2022 04:45 AM
This Microsoft Teams tutorial will demonstrate how to set Teams to always open files in their respective desktop applications. By default, Microsoft Teams will open files for editing directly in Microsoft Teams. Users can change this setting with a few simple clicks to set Teams to always open in the desktop app or the browser. This will apply to Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel files.
Sep 20 2022 04:07 PM
@LuiIacobellis Any special license requirements here? Doesn't seem to be showing up for a number of people running the latest version.
Sep 27 2022 08:33 AM
@pdxcomputerpro Based on my research there does not seem be any special license requirement for this. Since posting this tutorial, I've received a lot of feedback that some users can't see this feature. It was released into general available a long time ago so it is a bit odd.
Dec 09 2022 06:20 AM
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Jan 10 2023 12:31 PM
Hello @LuiIacobellis, thank you for the post. We would like to set "Desktop App" as default. I have used PROCMON64, to monitor the changes made in the registry and to the file system unable to glean the entry. Is there a registry key or desktop-config.json configuration entry?
Jan 10 2023 01:24 PM
I used to have this feature available, but ever since I reset my pc and did a clean install this option is not available.
Shame, it was so much nicer.
Jan 10 2023 05:57 PM
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Jan 11 2023 06:40 AM
@LuiIacobellis Hmm, we have never had an E3 or above license. Winder if it changed at some point and because I already had the setting set it just held.
Seems a very weird thing to limit to E3. If you have a desktop app license it should just be allowed.
Jan 19 2023 04:25 AM
Jan 19 2023 06:13 AM
@rachelgomez161999 this is not at the tenant level. if i have 150 users i dont want to go into every desktop Teams app and set this. I want a default at the tenant. please be advised we have an E5 license.
Feb 08 2023 09:11 AM
@LuiIacobellis thanks for this. Is there a way to set the desktop application for files other than word etc. E.g. I want to set .mpp files to open in Seavus Project Viewer.
May 15 2023 09:03 AM
Jul 25 2023 05:32 AM
@LuiIacobellis 2 screenshots and a few lines of text would have done the same job,
Jul 25 2023 05:38 AM
@ThoHof Appreciate the feedback. My content is video based however and not blog based. Tons of other text based content creators out there if that is your preference.