We're no longer seeing the document outlines that we had before.
The new icons represents a human centered design that emphasizes content and reflects the speed of the modern life.
We can also see changes to the News, Calculator and Calendar icons, which in many ways herald a partial return to skeuomorphism.
For students and desk workers all over the world, the Microsoft Office app icons are, ahem, iconic. Announcing the redesign in a blog post, Microsoft says Office is transforming into a collaborative suite that lets users work together in real-time, from nearly any device. The traditional tool formatting has been removed to make room to the new language design.
It's out with the old, and in with the new for Microsoft Office. The redesigned icons are part of a broader design overhaul of the Office platform that is centered around the implementation of the company's Fluent Design which is incorporated in Windows 10.
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"As Design becomes the heart and soul of Office, we've evolved our visual identity to reflect the simple, powerful, and intelligent experiences of Office 365".
Microsoft's Office 365 apps have a new design and boy they look wow.
"Today's workforce includes five generations using Office on multiple platforms and devices and in environments spanning work, home, and on the go".
"Our design solution was to de-couple the letter and the symbol from the icons, essentially creating two panels (one for the letter and one for the symbol) that we can pair or separate", Microsoft's Jon Friedman wrote on Medium. In another response, Friedman said the Office icons are just a beginning of a "cross-company effort to update all icons in the same style". The mobile version of Outlook, for example, is getting shared mailbox support and new gestures for accounts and folders.More news: England's Euro 2020 qualifying group has been announced