What you need to know
- Microsoft recently rolled out an update for Office.com and the Office app for Windows for business and education customers.
- The new Home page for Office has a Quick Access section and supports customizable filters to help you find specific content.
- Office now has a Browse by section that can find attachments, meeting recordings, and other content from the entire Office suite.
Microsoft Office.com and the Office app for Windows just received a revamped experience for business and education customers. The update aims to make it easier to find content, regardless of which Office app was used to create it. Both the Office app and Office.com now have a new Home screen with a Quick Access section and a new My Content pane that shows files from the entire suite.
Office also has a new Create pane, which works with all of the Office apps. A new template tool lets you create content, such as Word documents or PowerPoint presentations. Like the rest of the updated experience, the template tool focuses on helping users make content rather than debating which Office app to use.
"Just select the type of content you wish to create and you'll be presented with various template options across multiple apps all at once so you can decide which option works best for you," explained Microsoft in its announcement post (opens in new tab).
The new experience was first shown off back in November 2021 at Microsoft's Ignite. It's now rolling out to business and education customers. Microsoft plans to ship similar changes for personal Microsoft accounts and will share more details about those "in the coming months."
As the Office team is apt to do when new features roll out, they've created a new video showing off the updated Office experience.
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I noticed it this morning when i logged in. I like the new look, however, all of my previously pinned apps like Business Central, SharePoint, Power Automte aren't there and when I access the via the app launcher to re-pin them all I get is the option to unpin them from what I can only assume is the app launcher itself since they aren't on the quick launcher currently.
Microsoft's marketing animations, like the one in this video are stunning. It unfortunate that they don't make it into their real world products in places where it makes sense.
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