Microsoft has a brand-new logo to go with all the brand-spankin' new products it's got coming this fall.
The new design uses the long-standing Windows logo as its starting point, but gone are the wavy edges of that older look. The graphic element of the new logo is one squared-away image: the colors remain the same, and in the same order, but now they're enclosed in a square box. Equilateral sides, 90-degree angles, ta-da!
Overall, the updated logo is both the colorful graphic at the left and the newly refonted "Microsoft" to the right.
The change isn't coming at any old time for Microsoft. The company has a serious spate of major product releases coming up this fall, including Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and the Surface tablet -- "one of the most significant waves of product launches in Microsoft's history," the company says today in a blog post.