Microsoft has been long rumored to plan a revamp of its Windows Live services, so as to bring them in line with the new design philosophy in Windows 8, and more confirmation on the matter is now available.
Following a long series of reports on the possible changes that Microsoft would be set to bring to the aforementioned web services, we got a glimpse at the new logos that they would sport in Windows 8.
These logos emerged on Monday, during Microsoft’s Surface launch event, showing slight changes to the SkyDrive icon on Windows 8’s Start screen
, complemented by visual changes to other logos as well.
A recent article on LiveSide
claims that these changes will affect other icons in Windows 8, which will suffer a similar treatment.
Among them, we can count the logo for the Mail app
, along with icons for the People and Calendar apps.
Clearly, this does not come too much as a surprise, especially since Microsoft said that there would be some visual changes included in the final flavor of Windows 8, compared to the Windows 8 Release Preview and previous versions.
Overall, the company is focusing on expanding the reach of its Metro interface to more areas of the operating system.
In fact, the company is expected to push the UI to other products as well, beside its operating systems – Windows Phone already has the new UI, and it will sport a modified interface in Windows Phone 8.
The new logos for SkyDrive, Mail, People and Calendar do show the Metro UI makeover, as can be seen in the screenshot to the left.
What remains to be seen is to what extent these changes
will be applied to the web service itself. We already know that SkyDrive is set to get a Metro bar, but specific details on the rest of the changes were not made available yet.