M365 Changelog: (Updated) Visual Update for Microsoft 365 apps

MC638127 – Updated September 12, 2023: Microsoft has updated the content to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

The new look of Microsoft 365 apps introduced alongside Windows 11 in June 2021 will become the default look for Windows 11 Subscription and Perpetual 2021 users.

When this will happen:

Preview: Available Now

Standard Release: Microsoft will begin rolling mid-August 2023 (previously late July) and expect to complete by late September 2023 (previously late August).

How this will affect your organization:

Users will no longer be able to use Coming Soon to switch back to the old look of Microsoft 365. All Windows 11 subscription and Perpetual 2021 users will receive the updated visuals. Users who used Coming soon to switch back to the old look will be impacted as well.

What you need to do to prepare:

You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

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