Microsoft Office Gets a New Visual Update to its UI

Microsoft Office is a highly popular suite of programs that allow people to make the most of any and all work that they might be thinking. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the user interface for these programs has remained more or less the same for about eight years ever since Office 2013 was released, but it turns out that the release of Windows 11 and its updated visuals is coinciding with a UI update for Microsoft Office as well.

With all things having been considered and taken into account, the changes in the user interface will make Microsoft Office more consistent with the aesthetics of Windows 11. Having been tested over the summer, Microsoft is now rolling these changes and updates out to people that have subscribed to Office 365 or Office 2021.

If you were expecting a major update, you might be disappointed. Microsoft has only made a few subtle changes to the UI, and it has announced that around half of the users that get this update will have it turned on automatically. Those that prefer the older version would be able to switch it off with the toggle provided, but suffice it to say that Microsoft will eventually take that option away.

One thing to note here is that Microsoft is planning on making more significant changes to Office too because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making it more efficient. That could include replacing the ribbon interface with a command bar among other things, but we will have to wait and see when that comes out. For now, Microsoft is settling for a design update and is focusing on improving Office functionality at a later date.

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