Microsoft has been testing a new default theme for its Office suite of apps since July. The tech giant has announced that the theme will roll out to all Microsoft 365 subscribers in September. The company has mentioned that the refreshed default Office theme will include the new Aptos font, a new colour palette, styles and updated default line weights.
Aptos font: What is it
Aptos will be set as the default font for apps like Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel. In September, this font will replace Calibri after being the default option for more than 15 years.
Other changes coming to Microsoft Office apps
The font change will also be accompanied by changes to the default style and colour palette which are used in the documents. Microsoft will also remove yellow from the colour palette and will replace it with dark green.
One of the lighter blues in the colour palette will be replaced with a dark teal. The company claims that this will offer better contrasts between the shapes and lines that are available in Office documents.
Jess Kwok, a product manager for Microsoft 365 apps, also outlined that the default style in Word and Outlook is also being refreshed to “make them easy to read, look more professional, and easy to navigate”.
Microsoft Teams to get meeting IDs and passcodes
Microsoft is also testing new meeting IDs and passcodes for its video-conferencing platform, Teams. These security features will be available for Teams Rooms on Windows. This will allow IT admins to configure meeting IDs and passcode for Teams.
To join a meeting on Teams Rooms on Windows, users will require these IDs and passcodes. This feature will ensure higher levels of security and privacy and will be available for Teams Rooms Pro customers. The feature is scheduled to roll out in December 2024.
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