Microsoft Brings Redesigned to All Business and Education customers

Microsoft announced this week that it has finished rolling out its redesigned portal to business and education customers. The revamped web app, which was announced back at Ignite 2021, started rolling out last month and it brings new Home, My Content, and Create pages.

“We designed and the parallel Office app for Windows to be the hub for your content – a place where you can get to all your files and documents, understand what needs your attention, and easily start creating content,” the Office team explained. You can have a look at the new experience in the video below:

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The redesigned Home screen on now features a Quick Access section with customizable filters. The new My Content pane helps users to easily find all work-related content, while the new Create pane brings all Office apps and branded templates all in one place.

If you have a work or education account, you should be able to see the new experience by logging in to or opening the Office app on Windows 10 or Windows 11 by the end of this week. “We continue to work on similar enhancements for those using their personal Microsoft Accounts (not affiliated with work or school) and look forward to share more updates in the coming months,” the Office team said.

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  • Brazbit

    11 March, 2022 - 12:12 pm

    <p>Wow that video was… useless. Everything was constantly in motion and swirling and shifting. Popup elements kept appearing that may, or may not, have been part of the interface. The screen elements of Office blended into the background. Nothing would stay in place long enough to figure out where they were in the site if you are not intimately familiar with it. It communicated the changes about as well as a Zune or Surface "Movement" commercial despite having copious amounts of text. Not sure what Microsoft was thinking.</p>

  • gk

    11 March, 2022 - 1:38 pm

    <p>Agree with Brazbit, MS went so overboard with visual noise and motion in the video, that I couldn’t grasp one feature/benefit of new UI, even after viewing the video second time. The third time, I paused when I saw some text and read it.</p><p>Anyways, it was worth the time I spent. I learnt what NOT to do while preparing such video or demo. :)</p>

  • truerock2

    11 March, 2022 - 1:51 pm

    <p>I’m confused…</p><p>I went to and ended up at GoDaddy ?</p>

  • drprw

    Premium Member
    11 March, 2022 - 3:53 pm

    <p>The colors in the video were beautiful. But, i have no idea what any of that was. Art for art’s sake… Certainly not educational.</p>

  • hrlngrv

    Premium Member
    11 March, 2022 - 6:39 pm

    <p>Thankfully a .LNK shortcut with a command line ending with <strong>excel.exe /e</strong> still opens Excel without a <em>splash screen</em> and with an empty application window. Thankfully too, the ribbon XML code still supports using traditional File Open/Save [As] dialogs for buttons added to the QAT, so I don’t need to access the ribbon’s File tab most days. IOW, I can avoid seeing this.</p><p><br></p><p>That said, I use Office for work (PowerPoint as little as possible, using the free PPT viewer whenever possible; has <strong><em>anyone</em></strong> ever seen a PPT file that uses VBA macros which aren’t malware?), and I use Excel for recreation (user-to-user support forums). The new UI wouldn’t help me with either. For work I rely on pinned directories for particular field offices and occasionally for specific accounts; generally, I couldn’t care less about any files I may have recently used which aren’t in those directories. For rec I save anything I create on OneDrive and share the file/url with whichever forum, but I seldom open them again. Recent file listings have never been particularly useful for me.</p>

  • lindhartsen

    Premium Member
    12 March, 2022 - 8:23 am

    <p>They really love their over produced videos. Getting past that, trying this out it does look quite nice and feels like a good improvement over the previous version, or the one you see as a consumer for the time being. </p>

  • blue77star

    14 March, 2022 - 8:50 pm

    <p>Word is the biggest garbage I ever used for editing documents. Absolute garbage.</p>

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