So, for the first time in 25 years, Microsoft has changed its logo. For those really bad at math, the old one has been existing since 1987. As for the new logo, it looks a bit simpler and more colorful. Check out the short clip below previewing the change.
As you can see, there are two main components in the logo. First is the logotype which is basically the word Microsoft shown in a slimmer font than its bold and italicized predecessor. The second part is the company symbol or the four squares beside the logotype, which represents the diversity of Microsoft's products. We also think the new logo is a great fit for Windows Phone, the company's mobile platform, which uses Metro UI, an interface which uses interactive blocks or squares.
If you're a Logo Quiz buff, here's an image detailing Microsoft's logo history through the years.
Check out that the 1980 logo. It looks like it belongs to some heavy metal band's album cover. Anyway, we wish Microsoft good luck with the new logo. Let's see if it's good enough to last you another 25 years or more.
Source The Official Microsoft Blog