Microsoft will release Office 2016 later this year and for those who want a look at the latest version to hit the private channels, take a look at the image above. While we had previously seen the new themes that would be coming with the OS, this latest build has a few new icons that match what we are seeing with Windows 10.
You can see a few of the new icons in the ribbon at the top and the drop down menus now appear flatter with no distinguishing boxes to open the menu. The buttons near the save icon (which is also new and matches that of Windows 10) have been updated as well.
For the most part, the new icons are all that have been updated visually. If you want to see what new features are included in this version, you can check out our extensive list of all the changes here.
With new themes and of course touch friendly versions as well, Office 2016 is proving to be an evolutionary release for desktop users and the new touch friendly apps will finally bring parity to the Windows platform.
Microsoft has not said when the platform will be released but based on the current builds, Office 2016 is mostly stable and does not have any major bugs at this time. Of course, with this build being part of a release channel, you wouldn't expect Microsoft to push it out with bugs that would make it unusable.
Thanks for the tip Anon!
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