Microsoft Teams is a dedicated platform for supporting working relationships in teams or alone. It is part of Microsoft 365 software and is developed by a company of the same name. The service offers a lot of opportunities for online business communication. Within its framework, video conferencing, file storage, chat support, exchange of materials, organization of meetings, timing control, testing, and much more are available. It exists in 45 languages and is compatible with several operating systems: Windows, Android, Linux, iOS, macOS. The preliminary launch of the service took place in 2016, the final one – in the spring of 2017.
Meaning and History
In March 2017, developers actively experimented with Microsoft Teams, and in May announced that it would replace Classroom in Office 365. A year later, the parent company offered a free option with advanced communications, unlimited users, and large storage for storing batch files.
At the beginning of 2019, the parent company made an important update to simplify the interaction between members of the same group. It improved the program’s compatibility with different types of personal computers, thereby improving and popularizing the working platform just before the outbreak of the pandemic. Now her logos are familiar to teams from all over the world. And Microsoft Teams has only two of them.
2016 – 2019
The opening emblem contained three graphic elements: one square turned sideways and two vertical semi-ovals with large dots. The first symbolized a virtual worksite, the rest – people who used the services of this service. On the trapezoidal geometric shape was the letter “T” – the first character from the word “Teams.” The members of the team were depicted behind the flat structure. According to the spatial perspective, the figures were descending and the near elements were larger, and the distant ones were smaller. The body was cut vertical ovals, the head – disproportionately large points.
2019 – present
After the recent update of the virtual platform, the designers offered a different identity. They started revising the logo back in November 2018, and in January 2019, they already approved the modern version. The developers have replaced the trapezoidal background of the letter “T” with a square with rounded corners. Moreover, they reduced it and placed it straight, and the semi-ovals located further, on the contrary, increased and made it rounded along the contour. Head points now appear proportional to bodies. The authors added some new shades to the purple palette and formed shadows on the square’s right side.
Font and Colors of the Emblem
In this case, we should talk about two versions of the same logo. Because, firstly, it retains the same concept, and secondly, it consists of similar elements. Even the arrangement of parts is the same. The only difference is in the nuances that are not reflected in the ideological content: Teams are a working platform for everyone.
For the single letter, the designers used Sans Serif, a classic, sleek, angular typeface. But the logo palette is exclusive, which is rarely used for such a theme. It is purple of several types. The emblem’s early version is painted in a rich shade of # 5457b1, the current one in three different shades. The square is dark purple # 444cb7, the first figure of the “man” is light amethyst # 7c84ec, the second is purple # 4f58ca.