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Office 365 improves app launcher and more
25 Sep, 2017 | Sophie Blackshaw


The news is good for Office 365 users; Microsoft announced this month that they would be not only updating, but "completely changing" the app launcher, in turn making it more user-friendly than ever before.​

The Microsoft team said that while the apps users see are still based on their admin-assigned licenses, "the redesigned main view now emphasises the most used applications across Office 365".

Further, in an effort to focus on the needs and preferences of users, the changes will highlight additional apps relevant to the individual user. Microsoft cited the example of exposing teachers and students to education-specific apps.

The update will also remove unnecessary details along the way, for example; Tasks, Mail and People Calendar currently have an icon each, but they will be reduced into a single Outlook icon, in which the user can choose what they require.

Overall, the program will be sleeker.

The Office 365 Team also announced they are improving the search experience by allowing users to locate Office 365 documents, apps, people and sites directly from the web. Further details are available on the Office Blogs site