We are deploying a package with Configuration Manager to remove Skype for Business from our Office 365 clients as we convert users to Teams. I have downloaded the latest Office Deployment Tool and created an XML to remove Skype. I read online that there is a <Remove> attribute that can be used in the Office Deployment tool XML but that did not work for me, I opened a ticket with Microsoft to report my issue and they said that I have to use an XML with the <Add> attribute and exclude Lync. I have tested that and it works. The xml we are using is below:
<Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Broad" OfficeMgmtCOM="TRUE" AllowCdnFallback="TRUE" ForceUpgrade="TRUE">
<Language ID="MatchOS" />
<ExcludeApp ID="Lync" />
<Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
<Logging Level="Standard" Path="C:\ProgramData\Shure\Logs\Office365" />
We are having an issue where after the Deployment tool runs, users lose their PowerPoint protocol under settings and cannot launch the locally installed PowerPoint app from shared files in Teams. If we select "choose a default" in the screenshot below, they are directed to the Microsoft Store to purchase PowerPoint, even though PowerPoint is still installed.
Word and Excel docs do not lose their protocol and behave normally, we only have this issue with PowerPoint files.
Can anyone tell my why this protocol is lost during deployment? Also, how can I point the setting back to the locally installed PowerPoint app?