A leaked video on Twitter has today unveiled a bunch of new design changes coming soon to Microsoft's Office suite of apps and Office Web, which feature Fluent Design elements in the ribbon UI and more.
The two minute video briefly showcases improved design experiences in the Office Web Portal, as well as Word Online, which now features subtle animations when switching between tabs in the ribbon, as well as a much cleaner UI that looks and feels a lot more like an actual app.
The desktop apps are also receiving these same design updates, with Word desktop supporting the same animations and clean user interfaces found in the Office Online apps. It doesn't appear the apps feature any Acrylic blur effects, but there is use of shadow and animation, both of which are part of Microsoft's Fluent Design System.
Microsoft is yet to make any official announcement about upcoming user experience changes to Office, but when they do you can be sure we'll keep you updated on the news. Insiders haven't yet seen these updates hit preview rings, but it shouldn't be too long before Microsoft begins testing the new Office user interfaces publicly.
This is also likely our first proper look at Office 2019, with a redesigned experience that better matches the rest of Microsoft's design across products and services. The video also reveals the ability to turn on "Coming Soon" features, which are features in the works that customers can get access to sooner. The new visual design is one of the first changes to be part of the new Coming Soon option.
What do you think of these upcoming changes? Let us know in the comments!
Here's everything you need to know about Windows 10X
Microsoft is building a new version of Windows 10 called Windows 10X that will be launching on new foldable PCs starting at the end of this year. Here's everything we know about it.
Baldur's Gate III gameplay to be revealed on February 27
The world will get its first look at Baldur's Gate III gameplay on February 27 via a live stream from PAX East. Baldur's Gate III is being developed and published by Larian Studios.
Would you buy a smartphone with full Windows 10 on ARM?
Earlier today, a company called Emperion unveiled details about a smartphone its building that supposedly runs full Windows 10, on an overclocked Snapdragon 845 processor, that’s also able to run Android apps without emulation or dual-booting with Android. It sounds too good to be true, and it probably is, but let’s assume this is a product that can be executed on. Would you buy it?
The Super Bowl is finally here. Check out these must-see Windows apps
After an excellent regular season and a thrilling first few rounds of the NFL Playoffs, the Super Bowl is finally here. Here are the best Windows 10 apps to help you enjoy the big game.