It has been 25 years since Microsoft has updated its company logo. As they themselves say; now is the perfect time for a change. Because in 2012 they are preparing to release new versions of nearly all of their products. The idea is that all products will have an equal look and feel.
The logo consists of two parts: the logotype and the symbol. The font used for the logotype is Segoe, which is the same font the already use on their products. The symbol’s squares of colour intend to express Microsoft's diversity of products.