This change has already been partially implemented for consumer accounts, while the rollout of this change will begin in November for Office 365
The Office package is an important pillar of the Redmond group and Microsoft also offers various solutions for this. These include a free online version, which is being continually expanded. Now there is a small, but significant change.
If you want to use Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, you usually use a local version available on your computer. This comes either via the conventional office suite or as part of the Office 365 package. But there is also another option, namely as a freely accessible online version.
This online variant was certainly also an answer to the Google solutions; the search engine giant offers its own alternatives to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Microsoft's answer was initially rather a half-hearted attempt to counter this, but the Redmonders soon realized that there is no winning a flower pot with snap shots. As a result, the online version of Office has been expanded and now they have a more than competitive solution.
These versions are now fully-fledged Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), which are also integrated into Windows 10. Dr. Windows noticed that Microsoft is now going one step further and making a small but significant adjustment.
Where to find "Open in the desktop app"?
In the Web version of the office apps, you could previously see a prominent notice in the title bar that a document you were working on could also be opened in a desktop app. This will still be possible in the future, but users will have to search for this "shortcut" a bit: Instead of the title bar, this will soon be available under "Edit" in the menu.
This adjustment has already been made in end-user versions, and those who are using the Business version of Office 365 will receive it in the course of the next few weeks.