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Microsoft gets a new logo after 25 years

August 23, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • The new Microsoft logo.
The new Microsoft logo. (Microsoft )

Microsoft unveiled a new look Thursday morning as it prepares for a torrent of product launches and updates.

"It's been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change," the company said in a blog post. "This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products."

The company said that with so many new products and updates coming up, Microsoft is entering a new era and needs a new logo to symbolize that.

The new look includes colored squares adapted from the company's Windows logo and removes the italic and bold font from the Microsoft name.

"Fully implementing a change like this takes time, so there may be other instances where you will see the old logo being used for some time," the blog post says.

The company also said the logo is already displayed at some of its retail stores, and it will be featured on future TV ads.

Here's the logo that's being replaced, and check out the original 1970s logo.

Check out an introductory video for the new look below.

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