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June 8, 2020

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Feature Update: home page layout and navigation

From Microsoft Corporation

MC213423, Stay Informed, Published date: May 15, 2020

We are updating the layout and application navigation for the home page and the Office app in Windows 10 based on customer feedback.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64019

When this will happen

  • We will roll out this new experience to Targeted Release customers in early June.  
  • We will roll out this new experience to Standard Release customers in mid-June. 
  • The rollout will be complete mid-July 2020.

How this will affect your organization

Currently the top section of the home page is comprised of a ‘Start new’ option(for creating new documents) and a horizontal list of core applications.

This horizontal top bar is being moved into a vertical navigation bar on the leftside of the page to improve usability. This update has no impact on or Office app functionality.

Current layout

The current home page layout

New layout

The new home page layout
What you need to do to prepare

If your organization has training material that references the traditional layout, you may want to make adjustments to reflect the new layout. 

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