To best support the Microsoft 365 Education customers worldwide and accommodate new growth and demand during these unprecedented times, Microsoft is making a temporary adjustment to Office document behavior within Microsoft Teams for students and teachers.
In all cases, upon clicking on the document, users will first see the document in view mode – they will be able to see the document content, but not make changes.
In order to edit the document, users need to click on the options in the top right of the white bar above the document content and select “Open in Browser” or (for users with Office for Windows installed on their device) “Open in Desktop App”. This will open the document in Office in a separate window from Teams and allow the user to make changes.
No action is necessary, this change will happen automatically. We recommend notifying users proactively if possible, so that they continue to understand how to edit their Word documents in Microsoft Teams without interruption.
Microsoft making temporary adjustments to select non-essential capabilities. We do not expect these changes to have significant impact on the end users experience but wanted to make you aware.
Additional changes to Teams
- How often Microsoft checks for presence
- The interval in which we show when the other party is typing
- Video resolution