The Microsoft Office team reworked all the icons in the Office suite to better fit the company's new design language.
The last time these icons were updated in 2013, when the company moved away from the soft gradient style of the previous icons to the hard and clean lines of the modern Microsoft style.
The company is now moving away from these hard lines to softer edges and new gradients. Regular applications in Office Suite are not the only ones who can receive new icons: Skype, Commands and Outlook also receive new icons.
The icons are part of the small updates that have happened to the office suite in the last year or so. This is a kind of strange update for Microsoft to update the product first, and then update the icons later, so that people know that the service has changed over the years.
These new icons are a fairly significant departure from the appearance of Microsoft products, so it will be interesting to know if any of the Microsoft applications are being updated to support the new design.
In accordance with Vertex, Outlook for Mobile will receive an update soon, so perhaps it will feature elements of this new design.
It is also unclear when these icons will roll out. MobileSyrup turned to Microsoft for clarification.