Need large, transparent PNG versions of the new Office 365 icons? Here you go!
Sorry folks: you missed the sale! I was respectfully requested by the Brand Police at Microsoft to remove this resource. (As a former brand manager myself, I say Brand Police with utmost respect, and I totally get where they’re coming from.)
They are now hosting the icons in FastTrack through the Office 365 branding toolkit. Go to fasttrack.microsoft.com > Resources > Download toolkit > Accept the super awesome terms of service > Unzip that ZIP!
I have retained this original post below so anyone who finds it via search engine or bookmark is aware of the update and knows where they can find the information they’re looking for.
I use the Office icons on a regular basis and keep a folder with high-resolution versions of them handy. I figure I’m not the only one.
For those of you who may need them (once it’s prudent), I’ve assembled a collection of PNG versions of the highest resolution that I’m aware of — around 360 pixels wide — with transparent background for your use.
No word yet on knockouts of the icons or how the icons will be expanded into full logos (icon + app name in Segoe light, as they currently are?). Also lacking is a timeline of when the rest of the ecosystem will receive their new logos (though they are promised).
That said, the definition of Office 365 always seems to be muddy — even in Redmond — so I think it’s possible that apps like Kaizala or To-Do, which I would definitely categorize as Office 365 apps, could be overlooked.
The new icon designs have raised many comments from users and the Office 365 community. Lots of support for them can be found online. Though this critique by Madelena Mak really took issue with the accessibility and visibility of the icons, and rightly so considering her arguments.
My source for these files is here. Special thanks to Nate Chamberlain for pointing this out to me. I didn’t really do anything fancy: I simply downloaded the files linked above, cropped them, and used the Magic Eraser Tool in Photoshop to remove the background.