Microsoft Announces 'Visual Refresh' of Office Applications

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  July 2, 2021  /  Microsoft 365, IT   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Office 365 Applications

Microsoft has done it again!  

Microsoft just published last week, news about a refresh of the Office Applications for Microsoft Windows. Aligned with the new release of the Windows 11 first Insider Preview, Microsoft is rounding the edges and shinning up their workhorse Office applications. The refresh of Office, which Microsoft shares will shine on Windows 11, will also be available to anyone using Microsoft Windows 10.

This update to the Office applications aligns with Microsoft’s vision for a Fluent Design, that centers around four key experience pillars. Designing for focus, for amplification, for connection, and for protection & peace of mind.

Program Manager, Kori Loomis shared on the insider blog, that the new visual refresh will automatically be made available to any Office insiders running on the Beta Channel builds. So this change isn’t mainstream just yet. Insiders can turn it on or off, with the 'Coming Soon' feature in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote.  

Coming Soon feature

Loomis shared some great examples on the blog post, but illustrations and images show Office on Windows 11. Watch this quick video and read more about these features on the Microsoft Office Insider Blog 


If you missed the news about Windows 11, you can read more about that on the Windows Blog, Introduction to Windows 11

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