The Four Colors of the New Microsoft Company Logo
In a previous blog post I talked about the introduction of the new Microsoft Logo.
Another source on the web (sorry, cannot remember where) has pointed out that each of the 4 colors in the new company logo represents a division or product line, and each color is used in that respective product’s logo. So I thought I would explore that here.
Blue for Windows, Windows Live, Server, SQL Server, Azure (including Cloud), Outlook.com, and Internet Explorer. (The Azure logo has not yet been updated)
Red for Office
Green for Xbox and Xbox Live
and Yellow… hmmm… this appears to be a mystery, could it be….?
What else could yellow be? Unaccounted for in the new logo schemes are:
MSN usually goes with Bing – both being part of the Online Services Division (OSD). MSN’s current logo is a variation of its venerable butterfly, which in itself is comprised of four colors
Skype and Yammer
Two of Microsoft’s latest Acquisitions, they currently retain their former corporate logos
Microsoft’s software for business includes ERP and CRM systems
Maybe goes with the blues? Or maybe with the Reds? Neither of these logos appears to be updated.
The updated Visual Studio appears to be purple, although VS usually goes with Server (which is blue).
This may be similar to how while Office is Red, each of the Office Apps still has their own colors