Microsoft today announced the new Office 365 app launcher and My apps which will enable a new level of organization, personalization and access to all of the services on Office 365. The new app launcher on Office 365 offers a new navigation experience where all your apps are easily available from the top navigation bar. You can quickly launch your email, documents, spreadsheets, calendar and presentations. Microsoft will be adding more services to Office 365 like Delve and Yammer.
The app launcher offers a customizable single point of access to the applications you use daily. Simply click the top left app launcher icon to open the app launcher—from there you can launch into creating documents, presentations or check Yammer for the latest updates from colleagues. The app launcher enables you to put your important tools where you want them—using the pin and un-pin functionality.
In addition to the app launcher, we are also launching a new customization feature that provides the option for you to pin up to three applications to the right side of the top nav bar. In this way, your tool box is equipped to accommodate the most used tools with direct access, and provides quick access to the rest of your apps via the app launcher. As part of the release of the app launcher, organizations who have a set a custom theme will see their custom logo move to the center of the top nav bar.
Customers that have opted into First Release will see them later this month. Others will start to see the update in November.