Microsoft is beginning to roll out its new Workplace UI to all customers this week. The visible replace was initially introduced earlier this yr and went into testing over the summer time. It’s now beginning to roll out to all Workplace 365 and Workplace 2021 customers.
This new Workplace UI is designed to match the visible adjustments in Home windows 11, and features a extra rounded look to the Workplace ribbon bar, together with some refined adjustments to the buttons in Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. It is a comparatively easy refresh, and Workplace will now match the darkish or mild theme you arrange inside Home windows.
The brand new look may be turned on or off utilizing the Coming Quickly megaphone icon within the higher proper nook of Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote. It must be accessible to all Home windows 11 customers proper now, and Microsoft says that fifty % of present Channel prospects can have Visible Replace routinely enabled.
Many of the design adjustments are refined, however Microsoft has made extra dramatic adjustments to its Workplace UI, together with shifting towards a extra command bar as an alternative of the standard ribbon interface. We’re nonetheless anticipating to see these within the net and cell variations of Workplace first, and Microsoft stated final yr that its main Workplace UI adjustments may take a yr or two to roll out.