Microsoft is bringing its Fluent Design experience to the next version of Microsoft Office desktop apps and the web.
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.
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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.