Microsoft Office gets a new UI, Office Insiders can try it

07 July 2021
Some of the major changes could take up to two years to be fully implemented.

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Anonymous, 31 Jul 2021At first, what can Google Sheets do better? Lol, it is a wi... moreSo tell me how. I know Google's Suite has autosave all over it so there's an upside. And more stable? Buddy now you're just talking out of your rear. I can almost guarantee you've never had a stability issue with anything from Google. I never have.

  • Anonymous

joe nodden, 11 Jul 2021So what can Microsoft Office do better.At first, what can Google Sheets do better? Lol, it is a widely accepted fact that even Office 2003 is much more better and stable than current Google Sheets.

Chowder, 09 Jul 2021Google's office suite feels like a child's toy co... moreSo what can Microsoft Office do better.

  • SamBoy

joe nodden, 08 Jul 2021So you haven't tried Google's suite? No hate but I said I have tried the online ones and I had the worst experience with them, Google suite, MS Office Online etc.
*Well MS Office Online was the best of them all to be honest.

Anonymous, 08 Jul 2021Hm, that's not strictly true Some companies use ope... moreGoogle's office suite feels like a child's toy compared to msoffice. I use libreoffice primarily, but every now and then I just need to go back to msoffice for some functionalities.

Like the 11 UI, this looks less easily readable with pale text and icons. As others have said, Office is about productivity, not being pretty.

ali2020, 08 Jul 2021I still prefer the old interface with the column kind of me... moreMy vote is for a return to the file menu.
I was amazed that just as screens became wider (which meant less tall) office moved to the space-hogging ribbon from the productive file menu. Yes it can be shrunk but it then becomes even less intuitive. You can only pin so many icons to the title bar before it becomes unusable.

Ms, 08 Jul 2021Only office insiders???? what about work from home people :DYou have to have a home office 😉

joe nodden, 08 Jul 2021I literally have not met a single person who does. Hello!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 08 Jul 2021They didn't change UI from 2007 to 2010. They changed ... moreNoice

  • Anonymous

nickname optional, 08 Jul 2021Last time Microsoft changed it's Office UI, was when t... moreThey didn't change UI from 2007 to 2010. They changed from 2003 to 2007 (for the better) and changed colors and styles to flat colors from 2010 to 2013, until now (for the worse). The flat colors and style is plain ugly and non productive as it is far harder to quickly analyse which button to click because it is non 3D.

SamBoy, 08 Jul 2021To be honest (personal opinion) I prefer MS Office, I have ... moreSo you haven't tried Google's suite?

  • SamBoy

joe nodden, 08 Jul 2021Ok but who uses Office instead of Google's suite of se... moreTo be honest (personal opinion) I prefer MS Office, I have tried many free alternatives like Libre Office, Open Office, Only Office, Free Office etc but for various reasons I didn't like them, but even worse than these, are the online ones.

  • Ms

Only office insiders???? what about work from home people :D

  • Ms

Anonymous, 08 Jul 2021You have to be in the Office Insider program to get the new GUI.yes and you have to be inside office as well (not for work from home people)

  • Anonymous

This barely counts as a redesign.

  • Anonymous

Paulw, 08 Jul 2021I installed this update today and it looks the same as the ... moreYou have to be in the Office Insider program to get the new GUI.

  • Anonymous

Looks almost the same to me.

  • ali2020

I still prefer the old interface with the column kind of menu. File, edit, insert....
That is way more productive and easier to spot with the keyboard too

Do you guys know if that UI update is for Microsoft 365 subscription only? I'm using Office 2019 Pro Plus and I'm wondering if there will be an Office 2022 or something that you buy once and have forever 🤔