Microsoft has finally decided that its about time that they should be changing their older logo with a new one.
Thursday saw Microsoft changing the 25 year-old italicized to a new logo which shouts ‘Metro’ and actually looks quite similar to the Windows 8 logo.
Instead of the simple Microsoft letters, this one has got a symbol behind the letters. The symbols are in the same colors as the previous Windows logos but are simple, equally-sized squares now.
Ahead of these symbols is the Microsoft name written in a font called ‘Segoe’. Following the logo, the official Microsoft website and three of Microsoft’s stores have been changed and updated to the new design too.
This is the third logo in Microsoft’s history. The first one, made in 1982 was changed five years later in 1987. The next one was changed 25 years later.
Announcing the new logo in the official Microsoft Blog, Jeff Hansen commented
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."
You can expect this logo to last at least until Windows 9 when a new style might make an appearance in the next logo of the Redmond-based company. Whether you like this new logo or not, just don’t expect Microsoft to change it in the near future.