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Windows 10 fans have an exciting redesign to look forward to

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Windows 10 released back in 2015 and succeeded Windows 7 as the latest and greatest computer operating system from Microsoft.

The software is updated by Microsoft regularly, introducing new features, bug fixes and tweaks.

One of the most distinguishable parts of Windows is its vast array of icons that starkly differentiate it from macOS and Linux.

Microsoft recently announced it was redesigning its Office 365 app icons to be more modern and "embrace a new world of work".


The initiative will see hugely-popular apps such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel have their icons altered.

Explaining the move Jon Friedman, the head of Microsoft Office design, said: "The last time we updated the Microsoft Office icons was in 2013, when selfies were new enough to become Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year and emojis were new enough to be considered buzzworthy.

"Clearly, a lot has changed since then — including how people get things done.

"Over 1 billion people from vastly different industries, geographies, and generations use Office. They work on different platforms and devices and in environments that are faster, more distracting, and more connected than ever before.


"As a signal to our customers, we’ve evolved our Office icons to reflect these significant product changes. We’re thrilled to share the new icons for Office 365 with you today and tell the story behind their creation."

Overall the new badges still convey each application's purpose well but look more sleek and contemporary.

Most notably however, Friedman declared the move for Office 365 is just the start of an effort to update all icons across Microsoft's Windows operating system, as noted by Thurrott.

He stated: "Stay tuned, this is the beginning of a cross-company effort to update all icons in the same style.


"It is a huge undertaking to build a common system and design 10 icons at the same time.

"Now that we have established the system we will start to scale it across all of Microsoft."

Although it has been confirmed Microsoft is working on revamped icons across its entire computer operating system, it is currently unknown when they will arrive for fans.

However, the firm has confirmed the new Office 365 logos will "will begin rolling out across platforms in the coming months, starting with mobile and web".






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