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Nov 29, 2018 The evolution of the Microsoft Office 365 user experience to support a simpler, more powerful and intelligent suite of connected products. Meet the new icons for Office 365 - Duration.

Microsoft has unveiled a new set of icons that the Office apps will start using. Office 365 customers will see their apps switch to the new icons over the next couple of months, as Microsoft continues to refresh the look and feel of its core productivity suite.

The last time the Microsoft Office apps got new icons was 2013, with the same set of icons also used by Office 2016 and the perpetually licensed Office 2019. Since then, Office has got a great deal more mobile with apps for iOS and Android, it gained a bigger Web presence, it added a bunch of collaboration features, and it has seen many of its users switch from the perpetual licenses to the continuously updated Office 365.

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The new icons are meant to somehow reflect these changes. The letters adorning each icon have been reduced in size, with the remainder of the space used to show a highly stylized representation of the application. The colors are a bit brighter, too. Oddly, there are already some inconsistencies in the designs; OneDrive doesn't have a letter at all (it's just a cloud), and Skype uses the old proportions, with a letter that's much bigger than any of the others.

Access and Publisher aren't featured among the new icons, because although Microsoft continues to distribute them, the applications are all functionally abandonware, in pure maintenance mode. Project and Visio are also omitted. Visio sees only occasional new features (the differences between Visio 2016 and 2019 are insubstantial), and Microsoft is in the process of rebuilding Project from the ground up, with a greater focus on the cloud and integration with Office 365. Neither app seems to have been mentioned in the descriptions of the new look-and-feel that Microsoft is working on.

Overall I think they look nice enough, but alas, they fail to remedy the big mistake made back in 2013. The Outlook icon remains stubbornly blue, when all long-time Outlook users know it should be orange-gold. I'm forever losing Outlook among a sea of blue icons—Word, Edge, OneDrive, Teams, Yammer, and Skype—and yearn for a return to the golden glory days. Sadly, Microsoft has ignored my plea.

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Microsoft has revealed all-new Office 365 app icons with bolder, lighter hues, combined with simplistic visuals and instantly recognisable symbols.


Introduced via a Microsoft Design post on Medium, each icon was designed to decouple the individual letters and symbols to maintain familiarity while keeping a focus on simplicity.

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The new icon designs for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Skype, Teams and more, will be pushed out to nearly one billion Office users across the world over the next few months, replacing the existing icons which were released in 2013.

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Check out the new icons below, and click on through to Medium for the full philosophy behind the new designs:

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