Microsoft Office gets a new UI ahead of Windows 11; Beta testers of Office Insiders can first try it
For making it user-friendly and complementing Windows 11, the software giant- Microsoft has decided to roll out the new update for its entire Office 365. As per the reports, the new UI of the working tool has been redesigned for matching with the new version of Windows i.e. 11. Therefore, the company has decided to roll out its beta test for “Office Insiders”. The Office Insiders will be given the access to try and tell the software company whether the new feature or update is acceptable for the latest OS or not. In addition to this, the Office Insiders’ beta testers will be from only Windows 10 and 11. According to The Verge, “Office Insiders” will be accessing Microsoft 365 before anyone else.
Initially, the leaked features include rounded corners and subtle changes. Previously, the software maker company revealed design changes of its Office tools in the last year. Although it didn’t reveal that the teased updates are being made to compete with Windows 11. However, these were the highlighted and major leaked features by the company, but it also revealed dramatic updates in the UI of Microsoft Office in recent times. The other changes also include moving toward more of a command bar rather than the traditional ribbon interface within the app. The leaks appear to be getting rid of the current ribbon interface.
Even though the main changes come along with subtle tweaks to some of the buttons throughout the main services of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Furthermore, Microsoft is making everything in the office in round shape, as per the initial reports and news.
This updated Microsoft user interface will first be rolling out to the users of its mobile app and desktop version only. Meanwhile, you’ll need to be part of the Office Insiders group to take part in the beta test. Moreover, you need to change the settings to receive beta channel updates in Office. Once you’ve updated and changed the settings of Office, an icon of a megaphone at the top of Office will let you toggle the new UI on or off.
According to some tipsters, there will be coming more tweaks during the beta tests, even after Windows 11 is completely launched. Probably, the complete design of the UI will take more than two years, according to some unknown sources. While the complete roll-out of Microsoft Office 365 around the globe will come in the last quarter of 2021.