More Microsoft Office 2013 logos leaked

A few days ago, logos for the new Microsoft Office 2013 versions of Excel and OneNote were leaked to the Internet. Now, a screenshot from a leaked build of Windows RT has shown even more Office 2013 logos.

The Insomnia.gr website has posted up pictures of that build which, as you can see above, show the new Office 2013 logos for Word and PowerPoint alongside the previously leaked Excel and OneNote logos. All of the logos have a Metro-style design, which is to be expected since Microsoft is pushing the Metro UI across many of its product lines.

There's still no official word from Microsoft on when the promised public beta version of Office 2013 will be launched. Rumors have the first beta version coming out before the end of July. Microsoft currently refers to Office 2013 by its code name of "Office 15".

The final, and separate, shipping version of the software suite is scheduled to be made available sometime in early 2013, a few months after the launch of Windows RT and Windows 8. However, Windows RT devices will be bundled with their own version of Office 15.

Via: The Verge
Source: Insomnia.gr website | Image via Insomnia.gr

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Anyone else notice that this is on Windows RT?

Interesting seeing RemoteApp running in Windows RT. So that means that any business that has invested in Microsoft's RemoteApp tech will be able to push any of their applications out to ARM devices. Nice.

JonathanMarston said,
Anyone else notice that this is on Windows RT?

Interesting seeing RemoteApp running in Windows RT. So that means that any business that has invested in Microsoft's RemoteApp tech will be able to push any of their applications out to ARM devices. Nice.

You can even do it today on x86 Windows. Google uses a similar service using Citrix to deliver Windows apps on Chrome OS.

Mr. Dee said,

You can even do it today on x86 Windows. Google uses a similar service using Citrix to deliver Windows apps on Chrome OS.

I realize you can do it on x86 Windows. My point was that everyone has been talking about how Windows RT won't let you do anything on the desktop besides Office. This screenshot proves that isn't completely accurate because Windows RT will include RemoteApp support on the desktop.

In fact, I could buy a Surface running Windows RT and still use Photoshop, Solidworks, Visual Studio, etc...

For those wondering why Microsoft changed the logos in office 2013, They're changing everything to have the new perspective added in. It's part of microsoft's overall new design language. For those of you who hate metro: SCREW YOU! Metro is where microsoft is going and it's a heck of a lot nicer looking than anything that CrApple has come up with.

The main thing is that the blue on Word is pretty ugly. Now here come the comments telling me how fluid, graceful and innovative the modern Metro UI is.

Honestly, as an 11-year-old I envisioned what is pretty much Metro UI, during my era of obsession with TrueTransparency. It's really not that amazing of an idea, and it's not that huge of a deal. This redesign is really because you can't reconcile Aero stuff with touch-screen interfaces, and to also make the existing (Windows 7 and earlier) UIs "standardized", in such a way that Microsoft can stop changing its mind halfway through everything.

Take into consideration the baby blue of Windows 7 Paint, Wordpad, Windows Live ribbons, help center, calculator, etc. Microsoft didn't even follow through with this new look by the time Windows 7 was a year old, and suddenly they were making colour choices and UI themes subtly different, like in Microsoft Office 2010, for example.

I guess the point of this long rant is that not a single UI change has seen much longevity (except Windows Classic due to hardware limitations of the time), and while Metro seems like something that can be made into a standard UI, Microsoft has shown repeatedly that it can't choose any look without screwing it up via gradual changes (that don't match up well).

One of the things about Office 2010 and 2007 icons, they were not that self explainable. These Office 2013 icons can identify their associated task, whether its word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing.

Mr. Dee said,
One of the things about Office 2010 and 2007 icons, they were not that self explainable. These Office 2013 icons can identify their associated task, whether its word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing.

Ehhhh.... the Word/Excel/PowerPoint/OneNote icons are nearly identical. Not much of an improvement in that aspect.

andrewbares said,

Ehhhh.... the Word/Excel/PowerPoint/OneNote icons are nearly identical. Not much of an improvement in that aspect.

I see a Grid (columns and rows) which normally associated with spreadsheets, I see a paragraph of text which is normally represented by wordprocessor, I see a notebook for taking notes which is representative of OneNote and I see a slide projection screen with the pie chart and Column bar which has been a presentation of PowerPoint logo and iconography since the 80's. Microsoft should have kept around the conjoined XL brand though.

briangw said,
Wow, if you all hate them that much just change them. I for one think they look cool.

....I don't think most of them knew that they could easily change icons in windows......

A more philosophical question: Why the Office icons have to be changed on every new version? What was wrong with the old ones? Change for the sake of change?

The same question is also valid for Adobe products.

Mortis said,
A more philosophical question: Why the Office icons have to be changed on every new version? What was wrong with the old ones? Change for the sake of change?

The same question is also valid for Adobe products.

to show at a glance what version.

Probably looks good on the start screen, kind of "meh" on the desktop. But hey, that's what DeviantArt and the like is for. Change it and move on with your life.

They actually look nice to me. I hope they will be full color tiles on the Start screen representing each Office 15 app instead of the icon within a tile.

Mr. Dee said,
They actually look nice to me. I hope they will be full color tiles on the Start screen representing each Office 15 app instead of the icon within a tile.

Have you seen the screenshots of the latest build where they fixed that? I think it was shown during the MS Surface demo.

rfirth said,

Have you seen the screenshots of the latest build where they fixed that? I think it was shown during the MS Surface demo.

I am not referring to bigger icons, I mean the full tile it self should be the icons we see in that screen capture.

.Neo said,
Unless Microsoft changes the rest of the desktop icons they still stick out like a sore thumb.

I like the icons but that's true. I hope those other standard icons WILL be changed, it has been a long time now.

Hmm... I think the desktop is going to look a hot mess mixed with Windows 7 icons and Windows 8 Metro icons.

Oh, and look the Recycle Bin is still on the desktop!

eh, please don't tell me I am the only one that thinks all this square solid background stuff looks stupid... now even individual icons are going this way?...

I love Metro, but please Microsoft, don't shove tile-lookalike icons on the Desktop, where they don't fit in with anything else.

billyea said,
I love Metro, but please Microsoft, don't shove tile-lookalike icons on the Desktop, where they don't fit in with anything else.

When you pin them on the start screen, they will look like WinRT tiles.

rfirth said,
When you pin them on the start screen, they will look like WinRT tiles.

Oh good, but what if I wanted to pin them to the taskbar?

Avatar Roku said,
The desktop is going Metro in the next update. Aero is out on the desktop.

Oh god. I don't even know why MS says that Aero is dropped. Aero is not just glass AFAIK, Aero is about radiant colors, thumbnail previews, snapping.

The only thing I've seen so far is the kill of the transparency (which we do not know if it's true yet) and the option to have different colors on borders and on the taskbar.

Aero won't be going anywhere. It could be renamed though...