Updates to the Microsoft Office user experience

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Announcing user experience updates for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook designed to deliver a balance of power and simplicity.

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27 thoughts on “Updates to the Microsoft Office user experience

    Mukund Madhav

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    We are making Office look like Google Docs. And, hey the added shadow is fluent design.


    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Just give me back the old Windows open and save dialog boxes without requiring extra dialogs or clicks. Fewest clicks wins.

    Karim Sumar

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Nice work Microsoft. 👍
    I always thought the Ribbon 🎗 was a bit too big, and you've finally cracked it. 😊
    Faster load times is cool 😎! 👌

    Bhupender super videos

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Osam I like it


    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Woah, the icons are inclusive, but are they also diverse? Diversity is the most important thing, after all.


    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    [Upbeat, positive music]

    Adarsh Madrecha

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)


    Jay Jeckel

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    That is not a "ribbon", that is a menu strip that controls a tool strip. I won't bash you for wanting to save face and not admit that you have finally wised up by walking back that most terrible of design concepts, but we do see through your facade. 😉

    George Liquor

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    (upbeat, positive music)


    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    well it took a decade or so to reduce the ribbon to something useful after the drop down menu's.


    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    My suggestions to MS Office UI team:

    1) toss the fucking ribbons, nobody on Earth and nearby space sectors likes them
    2) take the icons/icon bars from Office 2002/2003, make them exactly same (because they look like somebody with basic set of graphic skills designed them, not like current icons designed by colorblind disabled 5yo kids) and let they be fully(!!!) configurable (size, position on screen (floating panels), user selectable icons etc.)
    3) bring back classic menu system, in which users can quickly surf/slide with mouse cursor through items without forced need of clicking on each category (speed, maddafakka, SPEED!!!)
    4) add option to turn off the animations (every saved second matters for power users)
    5) kill the man/woman who invented ribbons, so this biggest stupidity in the history of UI designing never happens again. This is the most important point, btw.

    Thank you very much.

    Bill G

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    The Office365 update for June has a serious problem in trying to set up Outlook now and as such is not usable. I'm cancelling my monthly subscription and will use a different product to access my mail accounts.

    Blake Bond

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)


    Saad Kidwai

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Nice, can't wait for the updates. Also please update OneNote to be better at digital writing, specially on the Surface Pro. I got one recently for Uni and the built in OneNote offers features like on screen ruler etc that the Office 365 version of OneNote doesn't. Also if you make A4 templates, you can't add multiple pages within a A4 format without having to add subpages, this is really inefficient and makes it hard to just have a scrolling A4 set of notes. I'm kind of amazed at how bad OneNote is for taking digital notes considering the fact that you guys make the best digital writing device.


    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Only a decade of people complaining about the ribbon taking up too much space.

    ernesto pellegrino

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Love it 💟


    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    I just wish that when i go to office.com they would remove the adds (for Edge)
    i will NOT use Edge no matter how many times i have to click no – and then report how annoying it is to pay for a product and still getting adds.

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    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    hi Microsoft

    Javier Negro Dieste

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Semi anual channel is still on a release from August 2017. Targeted still doesn’t allow co-authoring on desktop Excel. When are you going to bump the release for business customers???


    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    >adds a shadow to element


    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Just so long as menu animations and fading etc can be turned off, that's the only option I'm interested in 😂


    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    I see MS found a Jonny Ive counterpart..

    Scott Yan

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    The "Fluent Design" is awesome and I absolutely loved it 🙂

    Celine Tan

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Hi, microsoft…

    I'm Celine…

    I need your help…

    may i know how to solve problem when microsoft words program kept on flashing when i'm viewing on it?

    thankyou microsoft…

    hope to hear from you soon…

    Michael Ott

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    "…when I scroll over things…"


    Adrian Leonard Canning

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Is this for the desktop version or the web app version?

    Gaio Cruz

    (June 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm)

    Will this update come to Microsoft Office 2016?

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