There are cases when you would want the users to open Office files into the client application.
SharePoint Online 2010 offers a very easy solution for this „problem”.
- access the desired document library;
- from the Library tab click on Library Settings;
- from the settings menu, click on Advanced settings;
- in the Opening Documents in the Browser section add a tick on Open in the client application option and then save all changes.
From now on, every time an user will try to open a document from this library, the document will be opened into the client application.