Microsoft’s Fluent Design Continues Forward with New Icons

Posted on December 12, 2019 by Brad Sams in Windows with 16 Comments

A couple of years ago at Build, Microsoft made a huge splash with their new design language that they were calling Fluent. At the time, it created a lot of excitement but up until now, we have only been seeing the updated design show up scattered across the Microsoft ecosystem.

But it looks like that is on the horizon of changing. Jon Friedman penned a post on Medium that talks about how the company is redesigning over 100 icons and has shown off several that had not been previously implemented.

For a company as large as Microsoft, getting all teams (not Teams) onboard is a serious challenge. The company has hundreds of products and even more icons to rework but it looks like the fruits of that labor is starting to materialize.

We have seen the mobile versions of Office being updated recently and with this latest post, I have hope that we will soon see the rest of the Microsoft ecosystem adopt Fluent as well. The most obvious being Windows 10 which has about half of Fluent implemented (and maybe we can get a more robust and cohesive dark them too).

With Microsoft wrapping up 20H1 at this time, I will be curious to see if they try to slide in any more new icons into that release or if the new icons shown off today, make their way to 20H2.

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