Originally, Microsoft tells The Verge, the idea was that any website you pinned to the Start Menu would launch in Microsoft Edge, and it simply intended to turn those shortcuts into more visible tiles now. But — in what Microsoft is calling a bug — the change also turned its existing Microsoft Office web shortcuts into PWA web apps as well. That’s something you can normally do from inside the Edge browser, but not something that would happen by itself.However, as the The Verge points out, Microsoft did not address all points of concern like why it's giving itself free premium advertising space, why these apps open exclusively in Edge, and why Microsoft gives itself the right to force a reboot to install unwanted apps.
Microsoft claims unwanted Office web app installation was a bug
Posted on Tuesday, Oct 20 2020 @ 13:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck