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MC709269 – (Updated) Changes in file open behavior in classic Teams. (archived)

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Microsoft 365 Apps, OneNote, Teams

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Summary:
Changes to file open behavior in classic Teams will occur from late February to late March 2024. Shared channel files will open in the browser, while OneNote files will temporarily open in the browser. Some Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files pinned as tabs will be read-only. Users should upgrade to new Teams or 1.6.00.34970 and above versions of classic Teams.

Details:
Updated April 3, 2024: We have updated the content below with additional information regarding the Guest user experience. Thank you for your patience.
We are making changes to the file open experience in Teams that will affect users in select scenarios. These changes are part of our ongoing security enhancements and optimizations to provide you with the best possible collaboration platform.

[When this will happen:]
Beginning in late February 2024 and completing by late March 2024, on classic Teams version >1.6.00.34970

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Created:
2024-01-23

updated:
2024-04-04

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2024-04-04MC MessagesUpdated February 16, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are making changes to the file open experience in Teams that will affect users in select scenarios. These changes are part of our ongoing security enhancements and optimizations to provide you with the best possible collaboration platform.

[When this will happen:]
Beginning in late February 2024 and completing by late March 2024, on classic Teams version >1.6.00.34970
Updated April 3, 2024: We have updated the content below with additional information regarding the Guest user experience. Thank you for your patience.
We are making changes to the file open experience in Teams that will affect users in select scenarios. These changes are part of our ongoing security enhancements and optimizations to provide you with the best possible collaboration platform.

[When this will happen:]
Beginning in late February 2024 and completing by late March 2024, on classic Teams version >1.6.00.34970
2024-04-04MC How AffectThe following changes will take effect:
All files in Shared channels will now open in browser instead of within Teams. This will ensure that you can access all the latest features and functionalities of the web app.
OneNote notebooks pinned to channels/chats or the Notes tab within channels will continue to open within Teams. However, OneNote files when launched from any other surface in Teams will open in browser. This is a temporary situation for a few weeks until we integrate latest file open behavior into the OneNote Teams app, at which point you can go back to working with these files within the Teams environment.
Some Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files that are pinned as tabs on chats/channels using the "Make this as tab" feature will render in read-only mode due to the legacy viewer powering the experience. Users will be asked to re-pin those documents as tabs to get an edit-ready experience powered by the latest viewer app for a more secure experience.
For users on classic Teams version older than 1.6.00.34970, files in the above scenarios will open in read only mode.
The following changes will take effect:
All files in Shared channels will now open in browser instead of within Teams. This will ensure that you can access all the latest features and functionalities of the web app.
OneNote notebooks pinned to channels/chats or the Notes tab within channels will continue to open within Teams. However, OneNote files when launched from any other surface in Teams will open in browser. This is a temporary situation for a few weeks until we integrate latest file open behavior into the OneNote Teams app, at which point you can go back to working with these files within the Teams environment.
Some Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files that are pinned as tabs on chats/channels using the "Make this as tab" feature will render in read-only mode due to the legacy viewer powering the experience. Users will be asked to re-pin those documents as tabs to get an edit-ready experience powered by the latest viewer app for a more secure experience.
For users on classic Teams version older than 1.6.00.34970, files in the above scenarios will open in read only mode.
Note: Guest users will have a read-only view of files that are opened within Teams. For an edit experience, they will need to open files in browser. On the new Teams, guest users will directly land in an edit-ready experience in the browser.
2024-04-04MC Last Updated02/16/2024 23:47:572024-04-03T23:02:51Z
2024-04-04MC End Time04/29/2024 09:00:002024-06-03T09:00:00Z
2024-02-17MC MessageTagNamesFeature update, User impact, Admin impactUpdated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact
2024-02-17MC SummaryChanges to file open behavior in classic Teams will occur from late February to late March 2024. Shared channel files will open in the browser, while OneNote files will temporarily open in the browser. Some Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files pinned as tabs will be read-only. Users should upgrade to new Teams or 1.6.00.34970 and above versions of classic Teams.
2024-02-17MC Last Updated01/23/2024 01:44:012024-02-16T23:47:57Z
2024-02-17MC MessagesWe are making changes to the file open experience in Teams that will affect users in select scenarios. These changes are part of our ongoing security enhancements and optimizations to provide you with the best possible collaboration platform.

[When this will happen:]
Beginning in early February 2024 and completing by early March 2024, on classic Teams version >1.6.00.34970
Updated February 16, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are making changes to the file open experience in Teams that will affect users in select scenarios. These changes are part of our ongoing security enhancements and optimizations to provide you with the best possible collaboration platform.

[When this will happen:]
Beginning in late February 2024 and completing by late March 2024, on classic Teams version >1.6.00.34970
2024-02-17MC How AffectThe following changes will take effect:
All files in Shared channels will now open in browser instead of within Teams. This will ensure that you can access all the latest features and functionalities of the web app.
OneNote notebooks pinned to channels/chats or the Notes tab within channels will continue to open within Teams. However, OneNote files when launched from any other surface in Teams will open in browser. This is a temporary situation for a few weeks until we integrate latest file open behavior into the OneNote Teams app, at which point you can go back to working with these files within the Teams environment.
Word, Excel and PowerPoint files that were not pinned using the latest respective Teams’ apps need to be re-pinned for edit ready experience. This will enable you to edit and co-author the files directly from the tab without switching to another app or browser.
For users on classic Teams version older than 1.6.00.34970, files in the above scenarios will open in read only mode.
The following changes will take effect:
All files in Shared channels will now open in browser instead of within Teams. This will ensure that you can access all the latest features and functionalities of the web app.
OneNote notebooks pinned to channels/chats or the Notes tab within channels will continue to open within Teams. However, OneNote files when launched from any other surface in Teams will open in browser. This is a temporary situation for a few weeks until we integrate latest file open behavior into the OneNote Teams app, at which point you can go back to working with these files within the Teams environment.
Some Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files that are pinned as tabs on chats/channels using the "Make this as tab" feature will render in read-only mode due to the legacy viewer powering the experience. Users will be asked to re-pin those documents as tabs to get an edit-ready experience powered by the latest viewer app for a more secure experience.
For users on classic Teams version older than 1.6.00.34970, files in the above scenarios will open in read only mode.
2024-02-17MC TitleChanges in file open behavior in classic Teams.(Updated) Changes in file open behavior in classic Teams.
2024-02-17MC End Time04/01/2024 09:00:002024-04-29T09:00:00Z

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