Earlier this week, the Microsoft's Office team talked about the upcoming icon changes in both Office and Windows. Fluent Design to more products.
In interview with The Verge, Office Design Lead John Friedman detailing the Windows, Office, and even Surface teams are working together , calling the upcoming collaborative efforts a "cross-company effort." He said that the design leads from Windows, Office, and Surface "operate like an internal open source team," which is an interesting way to think of things. They're internally sharing all assets now.
You're forgiven for not being completely familiar with Fluent Design, which was introduced last year. This is the company's new approach to design and one that are careful to release slowly. Windows and Windows Phone (as well as make Window more touch-friendly), Fluent Design is more about a slow-to-get-to-do-it-the-first-time comparison. [1
Either way, it's clear that Microsoft is taking design more seriously now than it does ever because now, that is what sells devices.
via The Verge