Apple’s WWDC announcements weren’t the only fun things in consumer tech today. Before Tim Cook took stage, Damaster writing for LiveSide leaked the new logo for Microsoft Office. Since everything in Microsoft’s world is going Metro, the Office logo is getting the same treatment. Like the Windows 8 logo, the new Office logo will face the left and is quite different from the previous logo—a straightened single square, instead of intertwined four, with a tapering edge.
Damaster also confirmed the Metro UI for Office Web Apps to complement the new Hotmail UI. If Hotmail and Office Web Apps are being Metro-fied, we should expect SkyDrive getting a new interface. A few screenshots to compare the Metro UI as it has progressed:
Word Office 15 Technical Preview (courtesy Paul Thurrott)
Word in Office 15 Beta (courtesy Paul Thurrott)
Word in Office Web Apps
We will keep you updated about the Office 15 Beta release and what’s in it.