After decades, Microsoft recently unveiled its new company logo made up of four colours, "Red, Green, Blue and Yellow," representing many other products of Microsoft.
Now, a Microsoft employee, Seth Eliot, shared the details on what each color of the new Microsoft logo actually mean.
According to Eliot, "the blue color comes from Windows, Windows Live, Server, SQL Server, Azure, Outlook.com and Internet Explorer, while red is being used for Office. Green represents Xbox and Xbox Live." While the yellow "is still a mystery," and it probably could stand for Bing, Microsoft's decision search engine, or it could also be the new Bing Ads, Bing Funds, but that hasn't been made official.
Also, products like Visual Studio and Skype aren't included in the colour line. This is because they have their own colours outside the logo.
However, several other important Microsoft products such as Skype, Windows Phone, Microsoft Dynamics and Visual Studio aren't included in the logo, because they all have their own colorus outside the logo.
Eliot explains, "
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 are two of Microsoft's latest Acquisitions, they currently retain their former corporate logos
Dynamics. Microsoft's software for business includes ERP and CRM systems
Windows Phone. Maybe goes with the blues? Or maybe with the Reds? Neither of these logos appears to be updated.
Visual Studio. 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, he said.