Microsoft has even made a video to introduce the brand new icons

Microsoft has unveiled a brand new set of icons that the Workplace apps will begin utilizing. Workplace 365 prospects will see their apps change to the brand new icons over the subsequent couple of months, as Microsoft continues to refresh the feel and appear of its core productiveness suite.

The final time the Microsoft Workplace apps acquired new icons was 2013, with the identical set of icons additionally utilized by Workplace 2016 and the perpetually licensed Workplace 2019. Since then, Workplace has acquired an awesome deal extra cellular with apps for iOS and Android, it gained a much bigger Internet presence, it added a bunch of collaboration options, and it has seen a lot of its customers change from the perpetual licenses to the repeatedly up to date Workplace 365.

Enlarge / Prime row, from left to proper: Outlook, OneDrive, Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint. Backside row, from left to proper: OneNote, SharePoint, Groups, Yammer, Skype.

The brand new icons are supposed to by some means mirror these modifications. The letters adorning every icon have been gotten smaller, with the rest of the house used to indicate a extremely stylized illustration of the appliance. The colours are a bit brighter, too. Oddly, there are already some inconsistencies within the designs; OneDrive would not have a letter in any respect (it is only a cloud), and Skype makes use of the outdated proportions, with a letter that is a lot larger than any of the others.

General I believe they give the impression of being good sufficient, however alas, they fail to treatment the large mistake made again in 2013. The Outlook icon stays stubbornly blue, when all long-time Outlook customers understand it needs to be orange-gold. I am without end dropping Outlook amongst a sea of blue icons—Phrase, Edge, OneDrive, Groups, Yammer, and Skype—and yearn for a return to the golden glory days. Sadly, Microsoft has ignored my plea.

Surprisingly sufficient this tune from the 1980s was written concerning the shade of the Outlook icon.

Itemizing picture by Microsoft


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