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Microsoft Office gets a new set of fresh looking icons

Microsoft Office gets a new set of fresh looking icons

It's out with the old, and in with the new for Microsoft Office.

The Microsoft Office team has redesigned all the icons within the Office suite of products to better line up with the company's new design language. "We've also added totally new apps to the suite like our AI-powered meetings and chat service, Microsoft Teams".

Once an observer gets past the inherent confusion of a Microsoft executive annoucing that Office Mobile apps were being put on the shelf, they will enjoy a new pen-related color radial similar to the OneNote mobile radial introduced a couple of years ago.

It's been five years since the Office icons were updated, so Microsoft's today announcement is definitely something that the company marks as a major achievement.

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The company's other Ontario operations include the Cami factory in Ingersoll and an engine and transmission plant in St. The General Motors Oshawa Assembly Plant has been building vehicles in Oshawa since 1953, GM says on its website .

"From the get-go, we embraced Office's rich history and used it to inform design decisions". Strong colors have always been at the core of the Office brand, and new icons are a chance to evolve our palette. The new icons for Office 365 have been created to embrace the history of Office while giving them a "bolder, lighter and friendlier" look. The icons have also switched up the letter-to-symbol ration, giving two-thirds of the space to the symbol and one-third to the letter.

The new icons are meant to somehow reflect these changes.

The icons have been "evolved" to reflect the significant changes that have been made to Office, said John Friedman, head of Office design, in a blog post. The Outlook icon remains stubbornly blue, when all long-time Outlook users know it should be orange-gold.

Microsoft Office has come a long way since its first software bundle was released in 1990, featuring just three apps: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


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