The familiar Microsoft logo that has greeted Windows users for the past 25 years has received a face lift at long last. Microsoft unveiled its new logo today and said "now is the perfect time for a change." New versions of virtually all Microsoft products will launch this year and the company wants to present a unified look for all of them. From Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 to Xbox servies and the new Office, everything will have a similar look and feel to make you feel at home. The new products represent a new era for Microsoft, and it wants an updated image to welcome everything.
Microsoft's new logo eschews the curved and titled tiles of the old for a perfect square composed of the colored tiles. The font used is different as well, as Microsoft has opted for the Segoe font, which appears in its products and marketing material. Three Microsoft stores have already been upgraded with the new logo, while the other stores will change over the next few months. It will also appear at the end of every Microsoft television ad throughout the world, and of course, on all Microsoft products. The old logo may still appear from time to time as the folks in Redmond convert everything, but for the most part it will be all new from here on out.