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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:26 AM

Microsoft today revealed a new look for its corporate logo, marking the first time in 25 years the company has changed its image and the fifth time overall. The new logo features the name "Microsoft" in the Segoe font — a proprietary font used in the firm’s products and marketing for several years -- alongside a multicolored Windows symbol intended to "signal the heritage but also signal the future.”

Microsoft is preparing to launch a range of products this fall, including Windows 8 and a new Surface tablet running the OS, as well as Windows Phone 8. The software giant's new logo reflects a change in its products’ look and feel which relies heavily on a tile-based UI formerly known as Metro -- now it’s just called Windows 8 Style. It also arrives just months after introducing a new single-colored Windows 8 logo.

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The new corporate image will begin its rollout today, appearing on Microsoft.com and the company’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, followed by new TV commercials airing over the news few weeks.




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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:44 AM

View PostReign, on 24 August 2012 - 10:26 AM, said:

Microsoft today revealed a new look for its corporate logo, marking the first time in 25 years the company has changed its image and the fifth time overall. The new logo features the name "Microsoft" in the Segoe font — a proprietary font used in the firm’s products and marketing for several years -- alongside a multicolored Windows symbol intended to "signal the heritage but also signal the future.”

Microsoft is preparing to launch a range of products this fall, including Windows 8 and a new Surface tablet running the OS, as well as Windows Phone 8. The software giant's new logo reflects a change in its products’ look and feel which relies heavily on a tile-based UI formerly known as Metro -- now it’s just called Windows 8 Style. It also arrives just months after introducing a new single-colored Windows 8 logo.

http://static.techspot.com/fileshost/newspics3/2012/microsoft-logo-brand-new.jpg

The new corporate image will begin its rollout today, appearing on Microsoft.com and the company’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, followed by new TV commercials airing over the news few weeks.




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Foreal??? That's one ugly, plain looking logo.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

Kinda looks like a lesser version of the one for "The Windows Club"
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:25 PM

I feel so-so about it. I do like the minimalist look in an artsy sort of way. Maybe one day the Windows OS will take the minimalist approach too. :P
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:49 PM

Our logo looks much better!
Has MS lost their talant or something?
Who the heck could not have done that logo?
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:35 AM

Looks like they use paint brush to design the four square box and use "Microsoft Sans Serif" font.. I'm no artist, but I can make that design using Paint Brush with my eye close.. All these years and Microsoft loss it's talent..
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:21 AM

Seriously looks like they directly took the logo from these guys. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/TWC-new-logo.png
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