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This page only shows print and stationary logos.
For other related logos and images, see Microsoft/Other, and Microsoft/Anniversary

Contents

Microsoft (1975) Microsoft (1980) Microsoft (1982) Microsoft (1987) Microsoft (2012)
1975–1980 1980–1982 1982–1987 1987–2012 2012–present


1975–1980

Microsoft (1975)

Introduced on April 4, 1975.

1980–1982

Microsoft (1980)

Introduced on May 1, 1980.

1982–1987

Microsoft (1982)

Introduced on August 26, 1982.

1987–2012

Microsoft (1987)

Microsoft launched its most well-known logo on January 5, 1987, and since then, has been cherished by many. It was dropped on August 22, 2012, but it's still used on older products and some portals (most notably the Windows/Microsoft Update website in Windows XP, the Microsoft Update site in Windows Vista, and the documentation page for Windows XP Professional, and some others, just to name a few). It was created by Scott Baker.

"The new logo, in Helvetica italic typeface, has a slash between the o and s to emphasize the "soft" part of the name and convey motion and speed."

Although this logo is no longer being used as of 2012, it is currently being used as a secondary logo and still used along Windows 7, Office 2010, Xbox 360 and older Microsoft products.

2012–present

Microsoft (2012)

On August 23, 2012, Microsoft's most notable logo was retired and a new logo was commissioned. The new logo also includes four squares with the colors of the then-current Windows logo. Although this logo is, however, not completely new, a similar one was featured in Windows 95 commercials from the mid-90s.

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