SkyDrive, and Windows Store, gets a new logo?

By damaster | Posted June 20, 2012 28 comments

During yesterday’s press event for Microsoft Surface, for those who watched the keynote might’ve noticed something – that some of the icons on Windows 8’s Metro style Start menu looked somewhat different from what you’ve been seeing in the Release Preview. In fact, some one of them are different, and Picturepan2 from LiveSino.net noticed on Surface.com that the logos for SkyDrive and Windows Store have been changed. Check them out below:

SkyDrive new logo

As you can see above, the new Windows Store logo now has the Windows 8 logo embedded on the shopping bag; and for SkyDrive, well the clouds are now facing the other way, and the yellow ribbon has disappeared. In fact, the new SkyDrive logo looks somewhat like a cloudy day on my Windows Phone Weather app.

We’re not sure if these are actual changes to the logos, or simply the artist’s impressions from the device renderings. However, the Surface devices on display during the press event actually have the new logos in place, leading us to think that this might actually be for real. Check out a photo from Engadget below:

Microsoft Surface

Other changes were also noticed of course, such as a new Bing Metro-style app (in the top right corner), as well as a new icon for the Sports app. Neowin also noticed that the tiles for the non-Metro style apps on the Start screen also had a makeover. It seems like Microsoft is still making final touches to Windows 8 before RTM. So how do you like the new logos? Let us know in the comments below!

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 4:17 am
Category: News
Tags: SkyDrive, UI, Windows 8, Windows Store
  • FremyCompany

    I noticed the logo changes, too. I don’t like so much the new store logo but I’m fine with the SkyDrive one.

    • Breakingillusions

      huh i like new store logo more than the previous one
      and i like skydrive previous logo more than this one

      – it seems like they lift the new logos up a little bit
      – is that bing metro app above sport app oO
      – and i prefer the older look of music tile when it display now playing live tile on CP

      • damaster

        Yes, that is a Bing metro app. Here’s what I said in the post:

        “Other changes were also noticed of course, such as a new Bing Metro-style app (in the top right corner), as well as a new icon for the Sports app.”

  • FremyCompany

    I noticed the logo changes, too. I don’t like so much the new store logo but I’m fine with the SkyDrive one.

    • narmez

      huh i like new store logo more than the previous one
      and i like skydrive previous logo more than this one

      – it seems like they lift the new logos up a little bit
      – is that bing metro app above sport app oO
      – and i prefer the older look of music tile when it display now playing live tile on CP

      • Damaster – LiveSide.net

        Yes, that is a Bing metro app. Here’s what I said in the post:

        “Other changes were also noticed of course, such as a new Bing Metro-style app (in the top right corner), as well as a new icon for the Sports app.”

  • uberlaff

    SkyDrive definitely looks like a weather app. I’m not sure if that would confuse me or not but I can see where it would be a problem.

    • Ray Wall

      I think it would be funny if they had “1’s” and “0’s” falling from the cloud like rain.

  • uberlaff

    SkyDrive definitely looks like a weather app. I’m not sure if that would confuse me or not but I can see where it would be a problem.

    • Ray Wall

      I think it would be funny if they had “1’s” and “0’s” falling from the cloud like rain.

  • http://alexsimkin.tumblr.com/ Alex Simkin

    I love the new Store logo, but I prefer the old SkyDrive logo much more – the new one, as uberlaff pointed out, definitely looks like the weather app.

  • http://doctorwhofan98.wordpress.com/ doctorwhofan98

    I love the new Store logo, but I prefer the old SkyDrive logo much more – the new one, as uberlaff pointed out, definitely looks like the weather app.

  • frankwick

    The WP7 marketplace logo is so much better than the Win8 release preview.  This one, is also much better than the release preview.  The “old” Skydrive logo is nicer than the one pictured here.

    • wizkid

       For sure, even the mail app on the phone is nicer..  I like current Skydrive logo as well, but also glad they are updating the Store logo.

  • frankwick

    Isn’t the store logo facing the wrong direction?

  • frankwick

    The WP7 marketplace logo is so much better than the Win8 release preview.  This one, is also much better than the release preview.  The “old” Skydrive logo is nicer than the one pictured here.

    • cuz84d

       For sure, even the mail app on the phone is nicer..  I like current Skydrive logo as well, but also glad they are updating the Store logo.

  • frankwick

    Isn’t the store logo facing the wrong direction?

  • Guest

    Windows Store logo is awkward, it should be streched vertically a little bit.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vthenerd Vladan Vukmanov

    Windows Store logo is awkward, it should be streched vertically a little bit.

  • Simen Mangseth

    I don’t like any of the changes

  • http://simenm.tumblr.com/ Simen Mangseth

    I don’t like any of the changes

  • http://mynetx.net/ mynetx

    Notice the missing curve on the reworked SkyDrive logo. In Wave 3, this curve used to be the common identificator for all Windows Live parts (like Hotmail and Messenger).

  • http://mynetx.net/ mynetx

    Notice the missing curve on the reworked SkyDrive logo. In Wave 3, this curve used to be the common identificator for all Windows Live parts (like Hotmail and Messenger).

  • Mike Farley

    Really don’t like the Metro logos at all. The whole primary-school look of Metro’s a bit offputting, especially for someone who’s been delighted with the lovely Win 7 interface. Why, for goodness’ sake, does a PC GUI have to look and feel like a phone GUI, anyway?

  • Mike Farley

    Really don’t like the Metro logos at all. The whole primary-school look of Metro’s a bit offputting, especially for someone who’s been delighted with the lovely Win 7 interface. Why, for goodness’ sake, does a PC GUI have to look and feel like a phone GUI, anyway?

  • gerryrivers86

    i personally like all the new logos, doesn’t really match much to me, what i would like to know is , what purpose would the Bing app serve if there is the Internet Explorer app, Sports app, News app, weather app, etc.

  • gerryrivers86

    i personally like all the new logos, doesn’t really match much to me, what i would like to know is , what purpose would the Bing app serve if there is the Internet Explorer app, Sports app, News app, weather app, etc.