Microsoft is really focusing on changing their image, from the new Windows 8 interface to the much larger entry into the hardware market with Surface. Now, they are changing the Microsoft logo. Like it? Hate it? It’s very plain and simple, which is the aim that Microsoft is going with their software. But, the old logo was identifiable as Microsoft.
It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. 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.