Microsoft Shows Off New Homepage

Over the weekend Microsoft launched their all new, responsive and modern looking homepage to the world.  The update to the corporate homepage isn’t anything new.  Microsoft, it seems, goes through some sort of homepage shift every few months from a design and look-and-feel perspective.  This one however feels much more modern and I suspect (rather hope) that this one sticks around a while.

The updated page can be found at www.microsoft.com so there is no hidden link to get to it.  You will immediately be greeted with a banner highlight story along with large, easy-to-understand icons

Microsoft Home Page from a Windows Phone
Microsoft Home Page from a Windows Phone
New Microsoft Homepage
New Microsoft Homepage

for things like downloads, apps, security and so forth.  Below that you will see large banners for various products such as Cortana, Surface Pro 3, the new Dell XPS 13″ laptop and the like.

Microsoft designed this new homepage to be adaptive to the device you are using.  In other words, it renders as you would expect on your laptop or tablet while on a mobile device such as your Windows Phone, it alters the formatting to fit that device screen. To the right I’ve posted a photo of the Microsoft homepage from Internet Explorer on my PC while next to it is the same page rendered on my Lumia 1320 Windows Phone.  As you can see, it is the same content and layout, just formatted properly for my phone.  No more side-scrolling!

Overall I like what I see on this new Microsoft homepage. What do you think?