What's up with Windows branding?

What’s up with Windows branding?

When Steven Sinofsky made the announcement about the Windows 8 Release Preview coming out early in June, there was something most of us missed.

The Windows logo in the bottom right corner of his slide.

This raises some questions about the branding of Windows 8 and Windows going forward.

My random thoughts:

  • It was an error
  • It reflects the new generic Metrofied branding for Windows going forward not Windows 8 specifically
  • It reflects new thinking about the Windows 8 logo

Not really sure but it is puzzling since it’s appeared on a Windows 8 slide during a Windows 8 presentation in a year Windows 8 is scheduled for release.

I would have assume the new, oogly (yes I said oogly) Window would have appeared in that slot.

Maybe it’s just me?


My readers have informed me that it was just an error. Apparently, Steven Sinofsky clarified.

OK, we can put the rifles down now…

Thanks to NazmusLabs and Jan (comments below).

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  • Jan

    Tt was an error they said on the building Windows 8 twitter account

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Post has been updated. Thanks…

  • NazmusLabs

    My friend, you are a bit late in the news. This was questioned the day after the announcement, and Microsoft clarified last week that it was an error. Neowin reported this soon after

    Here’s the week old tweet from Mr. Sinofsky clarifying this logo slip on the building windows 8 twitter.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Thanks.. I will update the post.

      Thats why I love our readers…

      Post has been updated. Thanks