Microsoft has introduced a new design of Office applications: what changed

Signature Microsoft Office apps get new-look logos

Microsoft is rolling out a redesign of its app icons for Office 365.

"As a signal to our customers, we've evolved our Office icons to reflect these significant product changes", Jon Friedman, head of Microsoft Office design wrote in a blog post. And while Windows support has dwindled over the years, Office continues to be as popular as ever as no other competitor has been able to blend the balance of simplicity and power as well as Microsoft has here. Clearly the new icons look modern especially if you think in terms of touch screen devices, the color palate is much nicer and the size of the icon has increased a little and overall more prominent look makes it visually more appealing. To that end, for the first time in five years, the Office icons are changing, and we already have a preview of what they'll look like.

"Simplicity and harmony are key visual elements that reflect the seamless connectivity and intuitiveness of Office apps", Microsoft says. He further mentioned that the company has chosen hues for the new icons which are bolder, lighter and friendlier to use. That's why the Word app loses the document outline in favor of shapes that suggest lines of text. "While each icon has a unique and identifiable symbol, there are connections within each app's symbol and the collective suite".

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The letter-to-symbol ratio on the icons has also shifted. The office suite can be found on iOS, MacOS, and Android and the exact goal of this design overhaul is to have a common design language that transcends all platforms. It is the best way to do it, app by app and not a complete overhaul in one go, which would require a long time but this way it makes more sense plus the updates won't be too long.

On Thursday, Microsoft previewed the new look, which swaps out the flat-design for thicker, 3D-looking symbols.

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