I couldn't find an existing solution or idea so here it is:
I'd like to use the thin client for users that don't or shouldn't have rights to the actual MS Office file (Word, Excel and Powerpoint). The current 2015 implementation requires the user to download the file and view locally with Office or another desktop viewer. I'd like it to work like it does for DWF and PDF files...opening another browser window and viewing the file in that window. Downloading the file bypasses the security and allows users save it locally. We have had situations where the user would use the local file and not realize there is an updated one available. We currently publish PDFs to a read-only server share for this purpose. I would like to replace the share with the thin client but am reluctant to do so with its current implementation.
So that my needs don't override others needs this should be configurable. I've seen other ideas here that would like to differentiate users' ability to access the master file. This is related to my request.
If I am missing a something in the configuration that would let me do this, please let me know.