Open client app by default in links to Office files
While it's possible to set browser or client apps as the default for opening files in SharePoint libraries, it appears impossible to set client apps as the default for opening SharePoint-hosted files as links (for example, from a Web page or a Web part). Right now, web-page links to SharePoint-hosted files open in the browser by default. That's a problem for many of our users who need the client app for its greater functionality. Microsoft: Is there a way to set a specific genre or convention of links to open client apps by default? Unfortunately, something like ms-excel:ofe|u|https://sitename.sharepoint.com/sites/Files/File01.xlsx is not supported. Thoughts?