Microsoft has already confirmed that future Office apps will include UI elements based on Fluent Design. This includes dynamic menus, a new color scheme and more artificial intelligence.
In a new roadmap update, Microsoft announced that it is also integrating its new established colors and icons into Microsoft Teams. The company noted that it would start offering the new style, dark theme, and icon set. Aligning the Teams user interface with the new design vision of Microsoft 365.
Microsoft Teams will renew its interface to look like the rest of Office
“We’re updating the background colors and icon set for the Teams default dark theme to align with how Microsoft 365 looks,” the company noted.
Microsoft will begin rolling out design improvements to the Teams desktop client in November of this year. A year in which the teams were essential.
Microsoft 365’s design vision has to do with Fluent Design, but Microsoft says it will focus more on immersive experiences. Microsoft also wants to go beyond the traditional approach of Fluent Design by toning down the colors of the title brand.
Earlier this year, Microsoft clarified that it would tone down the vivid colors to focus on something that is a bit quieter.
As we mentioned at the beginning, Microsoft is also working on adaptive controls for Office applications with a greater emphasis on artificial intelligence. For example, a future update for Microsoft Teams is expected to introduce a new search experience that can help us discover files quickly.
Microsoft has focused on the Fluent Design system since the platform debuted on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. We’ll also see more of Fluent Design in other Office apps, and Teams would be one of the first apps to receive a new set of colors and icons.
Other applications, however, will gradually be included. Microsoft has already confirmed that Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other applications will also benefit from interface improvements in the near future.