GIve me a way to get my old ribbons back.
I've spent years learning and using the old ribbons, and they are a productivity tool. I understand new users may want simplier ribbons, but experienced users don't. Make it an option somewhere in Office 365.
These ribbons look like you had an intern design and implement them. Not only are they confusing when you sit down the next day after update attempting to locate things visually, they are an eyesore. During this update you also botched a few other things, for example when selecting a calendar and changing the view to say list mode, the tick boxes on the calendar list disappear and make you guess where to turn another calendar on and off again. I would assume that Microsoft spends it's time thinking of and developing ways to change the software to increase productivity as opposed to just randomly changing insignificant items to appease the small percentage of the user base with 40"+ monitors for graphic scalability. Also stop trying to be Mac, you're not and there's a reason they've been slipping recently. Learn from it.
The new ribbon looks like it was designed by Fischer-Price for toddlers. Toddlers need big clunky buttons because they lack coordination, not so much adults using an office productivity app. I've read that the new ribbon is to accommodate different device resolutions, OK, why can't I decide on the size and resolution that I find best for me, it appears to be automatic. Apple detractors dislike their products because of the "our way is the only way" philosophy, Microsoft is now racing down the same path. There is no way this was tested with a focus group containing anyone over the age of 30.
Totally agree, not only that, the new ribbons are just hideous. Who decides these things? And why don't we get a vote?