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Microsoft reveals new logo

Ditches 25-year-old branding for a more colourful alternative

Microsoft's changed its logo after 25 years with its previous one, and now it has colour.

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The new logo switches up the font and slaps the iconic 'Windows' logo on the left, adding a bit of colour to it but also, more significantly, representing Microsoft's new efforts to unify all its platforms with the squares seen on Xbox, Windows Phone and soon the Windows 8 Metro platforms.

MS says the logo switch comes "in advance of one of the most significant waves of product launches in Microsoft's history".

"It's been 25 years since we've updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change," it adds. "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."

If logos excite you, here's a trailer all about the change.

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