Microsoft Office Apps are getting a new identity today. As part of the major overhaul of the platform, Microsoft felt the need to give Office Apps a new logo to reflect the major changes that have recently come to office.
The new icons are a major step ahead of the current Office icons. So far, Microsoft has only made iterative tweets to the identity of its Office apps, but this year's updates actually seem pretty.
Designs smart Microsoft is focusing on making the logo, pictures, lighter, and friendly ones. The redesigned icons are pretty tidy, too – for example, the word icon includes two panels, one featuring the letter w, and the other featuring blue blocks that are supposed to represent text. One note, on the other hand, has the laptop tabs, with Excel showing spreadsheet cells and PowerPoint showing charts.
And the new oneDrive icon? It's just a cloud.
Here's a video showing the new icons in action. Interestingly, at one point of the video, Microsoft shows off the new icons on the Windows 10 Start menu, along with other Windows 10 apps like Mail, Photos, News, Calculator, Calendar, etc. Which can also get new logos.
"From the get-go, we embarked on a rich history of history and used it to introduce design decisions, strong colors have always been in the heart of the office brand, and new icons are a chance to evolve our palette. Personality, and for the new icons, we have chosen hoods that are bold, lighter, and polish – as far as office has evolved, "said Jon Friedman, Head of Design at Microsoft Office, detailing the design of the new office app IKEA Eat.
Microsoft will start rolling out the new Office Icons starting with mobile and web apps in the coming months, followed by other platforms.
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