Microsoft's Office apps are getting a new identity today. As part of the overall overhaul of the platform, Microsoft felt the need to re-brand office apps to reflect the major changes that have recently occurred in Office.
The new icons are a big step forward from the current Office icons. So far, Microsoft has only made iterative adjustments to the identity of its Office apps, but this year's updates seem to be quite large.
When designing designs, Microsoft focuses on making the "builders, lighter and friendlier" logos icons are also pretty neat – for example, the Word icon contains two boxes, one with the letter W and the other with blue Blocks that are supposed to represent text. OneNote, on the other hand, has the notebook's tabs, with Excel showing spreadsheet cells and PowerPoint charts.
And the new OneDrive icon? It's just a cloud.
Here is a video showing the new icons in action. Interestingly, at one point in the video, Microsoft shows the new icons in the Windows 10 Start menu, as well as other Windows 10 apps, such as mail, photos, news, calculators, calendars, etc. which could also get new logos.
"We embraced the rich history of the ministry right from the start and made design decisions. Strong colors have always been the focus of the Office brand, and new icons offer the opportunity to further develop our palette. Color differentiates apps and creates personality. For the new icons, we've chosen shades that are bolder, lighter, and friendlier – a nod to the evolution of Office, "said Jon Friedman, head of Microsoft Office design, New Office App Icons.
Microsoft will begin introducing the new Office icons in the coming months, starting with mobile and web apps, followed by other platforms.
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