Microsoft decided to update its previous design of Office. The aim is to simplify the user experience.
Ms Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook are all getting new ribbon which is smaller and easy to use. This ribbon has the new feature like animations, icons and color change to change the look and feel of Office.
These Changes are coming to Microsoft’s desktop version of Office and Web.
Microsoft has re-construct the web version of Office to run faster than before and look better than before. This new simplifies ribbon is completely suitable for the web version which is expandable.
Like Google’s G Suite, This update also includes avatars for comments and dedicated colors for users who are viewing and editing the same document.
Jared Spataro said:
Office is used by more than billion people every month,
we are excited about these changes and recognize how important it is to get things right
Over the next several months we will deploy new designs.
Microsoft’s new simplified ribbon is initially available on the Web version of Office, before testing it with Outlook for Windows users in July.
Outlook web is also getting a new search feature which anticipates contacts, revisiting searches, or upcoming meetings.
Microsoft explained that they are doing best for simplified ribbon for Word, Excel, and powerpoint on windows and it will arrive in classic bigger size.
The new colors and icons appear on Office.com first before appearing in Outlook for Windows in July and for Mac in August. The design welcome addition to Office and Microsoft’s promise of faster modern web version sounds something.