Microsoft Office: access the new interface today

Microsoft offers Office Insider members to test the new version of its office suite.

The new user interface offered by Microsoft Office. © Microsoft

New versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint available in beta

Participants of the Office Insider program were able to benefit from a preview access to the new interfaces of the Microsoft office suite, updated for the release of Windows 11.

Among the tools to be tested, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook, which make minor changes, for a more refined look. Indeed, the windows are adorned with rounded edges, while the header banner becomes more neutral. Later, the unconditional headband could be replaced by a floating command bar.

How to test the new Microsoft Office interface?

Microsoft Office new features are available for beta testers on Windows 10 and Windows 11.

To access the new versions of the tools, you will need to register for the program. Office Insider. After choosing the operating system (Windows, macOS, Android or iOS), you will access the Canal Beta which will allow you to send your comments and various remarks to the developers during the test phase.

The megaphone-shaped icon, which appears at the top of your window, then allows you to activate (or deactivate) the new version of the interface as you see fit.

This test period will make it possible to adjust the final details before offering the suite to all Microsoft 365 users. For the moment, the company has indicated that the new version of its tools will be available to all users. ” in the coming months “.

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