Earlier today Microsoft unveiled its new logo, which is the first update to it in 25 years.
Posting on its blog, Microsoft said it was time to change the logo as a new wave of products are about to be rolled out. Nearly everything in the company's lineup is getting a new version this year, and all of them will feature the sharper squares. Says Microsoft:
This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning.
The familiar titled shape and curved tiles of the Microsoft logo are no more, as the company has instead opted for a simple square shape. The colors remain the same, but the shape and even the font are different. The font is also different ("Segoe"), which will also be used in marketing communications and products.
Microsoft's new logo will appear first in three of its stores -- Boston, Seattle's University Village, and Bellevue, WA -- while all remaining stores will get the upgrade in the next few months. Televisions ads around the world will end with the new Microsoft logo and any marketing material will feature it. The old one may appear from time to time during the transition, but eventually everything will be changed.
Fair play. I think they should use their new company logo as the Windows one too.
Oct 10, 12 at 8:01am
DarkLordAkuma that's because those are Windows logos, not necessarily Microsoft although their new logo is pretty similar to the Windows one now.
Oct 10, 12 at 5:52am
Your windows 8 logo in your picture doesn't have the colour!
Oct 09, 12 at 4:23pm
Dynamite Now all they have to do is come full circle with the next logo.
Oct 09, 12 at 10:10am
I like how their logos have continued to devolve over the years:
Oct 08, 12 at 1:40pm
theyre turning into shit apple!
Oct 05, 12 at 5:51am
I like the new logo, and like the art direction they are taking, however I hate that they are forcing the Metro interface to the desktop computer. The metro interface belongs to mobile PERIOD! I hope they wake up and for windows 9 create different user interfaces for desktop/mobile.
Sep 26, 12 at 5:57am
I like the new Microsoft logo since it goes in with the clean appearance that they are going through. No awful looking gradients or effects? Simple and effective. The Windows 8 logo isn't that bad but all blue? Not sure about the Metro UI though. Would work well on tablets and mobile touch screen devices, but on a full blown PC I found it too awkward. The old classic explorer interface is still there though all but the start menu. Why the Metro UI couldn't have been done as a Windows feature that could've been disabled through the 'Add/Remove Features' function I've no idea. The learning curve for the new interface will cost businesses too much in retraining and will be too much for other people to work out. I'd be able to use it if I took the effort to get used to it but other people wouldn not. The old interface should've been kept, especially for a business point of view because as I see it, Explorer with the Start Menu is familiar and effective.
Won't upgrade to Windows 8 when it comes out. Too much hassle. Plus multitasking in Metro is a nightmare, since only one window can actually be seen at any one time. What Microsoft have done with Windows 8 is not so much as stepped forwards, moreso stepped to the side. They've seen how lucrative the tablet market is and have forgot about desktops.
I have used Windows 8 in a virtual environment and actually found using Mac OSX to be easier.
Sep 26, 12 at 2:14am
It's too much like the Windows logo.
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